Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

an empty easel

It all started the other night when Phil brought me a book he found in the lobby of my building. The book was on Arshile Gorky, the abstract expressionist painter.
Tonight i unwraped my last fresh canvas. before starting to work, i decided to take a look at some gorky sites, to sort of get back to my own roots in abstract expressionism. from gorky i moved on to rothko and some other favorites...including milton resnick.  resnick was married to the painter, pat passlof, who i studied with many, many years ago at richmond college.
One of the sites mentioned that pat passlof had died earlier  this month. She was 83.
Some of things pat taught me took me thirty years to learn. this painting will be dedicated to her.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

rocky comes home from the hospital

rocky has a mass on his brain and is not expected to live long.  the vet said he had maybe six to eight "good" weeks. she suggested we bring him home for seventy-two hours to determine his quality of life.
so far, he's doing well-interacting with the other cats and being a total joy to have home.
last night he came out from his "spot" and back on the bed. he hung out with us all evening, which i took as a good sign.
sapphire was, of course, most thrilled to have him home.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

prayers for rocky

rocky is very ill with a high fever.  he is in the intensive care unit. please send prayers and good vibes his way.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

some new pictures of the ladies

photos by barbara over at Reading the Sky.