The tension between summer’s bold bright flowers and winter’s quiet, white world is eased only by spring and fall, and the time they give us to transition.
Wild Pinto – is taken from a photo by TJ Holmes of a wild pinto from a herd here in southwest Colorado. I’ve gone several times to see these horses and to see them in the wild, in their herds, is magnificent. My mom has dedicated her life to painting only these horses, and I am influenced by her passion. (karenkeeneday.com)
El Buffalo – The fortitude and solace of this animal reminds me of the vast plains on which it resides, and the strength of the people who lived here before us. My father drove us out into the middle of a herd when I was 12, in the back of a pick up truck. We lived in western Kansas at the time, he was a construction manager, and sometimes I got to steer the truck and wear his helmet. He still talks about the rattlesnakes in the outhouse.
Winter Bird – Is everything internal. Where the whole world is white. And YOU are in it alone. Your face stings from the whip of the snow flakes on your cheeks. The burn of air on your lungs as you ski through the trees feels like the best possible punishment. It is devastatingly quiet and the only sign of an animal is the color of its wing.
Spanish Homework – My son brought home his Spanish vocabulary drawings and they were so fantastic I had to paste them into this painting! Also, somewhere, in one of these paintings, is a photo of Neil Diamond. If you come to the show, you can look for him…