Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Wonderfully ambiguous image. I don't have a poem or anything written about this one. I could read a lot into this picture and I could tell you... but I'll leave it up to you. How does this portrait make you feel?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Life Drawing at UVIC

Awesome model. She did some very unusual and difficult poses. Also, crazy thin and bony hips!
I thought this semester was going to feature male models. I could use some for Vulnerability. Oh well, time to set up the mirrors and pulleys! ha ha

Charcoal on newsprint.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

She Used To Pine All Day and All Night

New version of this painting

Black atmosphere
dark storms return
like waves crashing into her mind
her memory plagues her
she can't let things go because they have fixed themselves
welded into her shadows
dark light eminating from within
sad and defeated
life is spent
empty and hollow
she gave so much to others in vain
and shuddering
tremor in her heart
bleed into her stomach
and drowns her appetite
wasting, decaying
frozen in a loop
a grain of hope is enough to keep her there
as her world falls around her
she holds onto her pain
comforting now
bitter sweet