Revisiting the old flow

“Orange birds and rivers dressed in green” – 40″ x 40″, oil on gallery-wrapped canvas

Staying home and maintaining ‘social distancing’ to protect myself and my community is a challenge, of course. I’m keeping in touch with friends and relatives near and far by text, email and phone, catching up on my reading, maintaining my meditation practice, and spending lots of time walking with my dog – she, for one, loves this situation!

But, I have the added luxury of being able to continue doing what I love even while sequestered in my home thanks to my home studio. And, given all this time on my hands, I decided to try my luck revisiting an earlier oil technique that characterized my oil abstract painting for the better part of 2014 and 2015 … flow paintings! Whoo hoo … such fun when one has time and patience, both of which I’m currently blessed with.

“Orange birds and rivers dressed in green” was the first piece to flow onto the canvas. The title is credited to a song from Brothers Johnson, “Strawberry Letter 23”, which I can’t get out of my head whenever I look at this painting. It’s cheery in every possible way, which is a perfect tonic for how I’m feeling and what I’m hearing from my friends and loved ones these days.

Please stay in, take care of yourself and your family, and remember that there will be better days ahead. Sending love and healthy vibes your way.

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