Art

LADY IN THE MIST


Lady in the Mist Amazing who jumps out of the mist when you aren’t looking! Now trying new paths in paint, I find it disturbing to sit and stare at a piece of paper wondering just what I will paint. After several days of abstraction and distraction, it occurred to me that what I am […]

OPENING LOCKED DOORS


Would I have stopped painting six years ago if I had known that one day the pleasure I had known all of my life would hide behind a locked door? It seemed as if I were blindsided that year; a year during which I not only received a new shoulder, but they also removed all […]

A FAMILY AFFAIR


Cover photo by N.C. Wyeth “To Billy From Grandma” is written inside the old book. It brings back a memory of a musty old bookshop in San Francisco. I had stepped from the bright sunlight into the dimly lighted confines of what might become a pleasant hour of book-looking pleasure. When I picked up the […]

ON BEING BLUE


In the National Gallery in London is an unfinished painting showing Christ being carried to his tomb. Michelangelo did not finish the painting which he called The Entombment”. This makes me feel so much better when I look at my painting of the herd of Alaskan moose who will be forever marching through the snow […]

HOPPER, AN AMERICAN PAINTER


“NIGHTHAWKS” 1942 Edward Hopper’s paintings seem to be located in a twilight zone born in his own imagination. They depict a world no longer in a state of innocence, but has not yet reached a state of self-destruction. Hopper shows us a situation that no other American artist captured in quite this way. his spare, […]

TIPS FOR THE UNWARY


“CAT SCAN” Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are? Every time we read something that says animals can’t do something, another animal proves us wrong. In the past scientists said that only humans could learn to use tools, but I have seen crows and ravens in Alaska working together to gain access […]

WHEREIN THE PYRAMID?


“Renaissance” watercolor painting by kayti sweetland rasmussen Five thousand years ago in Egypt, long before the pyramids at Giza, the mighty king Djoser ruled a land dry beyond belief from a seven year drought. His vizier Imhotek, physician, scientist and architect, designed a limestone step pyramid at Saqqara as a tomb memorial, commemorating the good […]