Where are We?

Day 89: Where are we? An invisible bird flies over, but casts a quick shadow. What is the body? That shadow of a shadow of your love, that somehow contains the whole universe. A man sleeps heavily, though something blazes in him lke the sun, like a magnificent fringe sewn up under the hem. He […]

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Day 87: ‘Imaginings’

“Notes to myself on beginning a painting” by Richard Diebenkorn   1. Attempt what is not certain. Certainty may or may not come later. It may then be a valuable delusion.   2. The pretty, initial position which falls short of completeness is not to be valued – except as a stimulus for further moves. […]

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Day 86: The Inner Path

This is an archive post from my 2016 project 100 Paintings, 100 Days, which ran from April – September 2016 Isn’t it a pleasure to study (the Way) and, on the right occasion, practice what one learns?  Isn’t it a delight to meet a friend from afar? Confucius (Analects – 1:1) Day 86: The Inner […]

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Fishing (Pt 2)

This is an archive post from ‘100 Paintings, 100 Days’       …as far as I can tell, we’re longing for meaning, and know it exists. The question is where to find it, or even where to search. Some might say within, and they would be correct. Others might say, reach out to your […]

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Day 49: The Fool

The fool who persists in his folly becomes wise. -W. Blake Day 50: (The Fool’s errand) Yesterday and today, I’ve been beset by frustration as my wifi has been so slow, and keeps losing its connection; then I have to upload the image and all the writing again. I gave up when I realised the […]

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Day 46: Exactitude (and the opposite thereof)

…………………………………………………………………………………. If I could explain it in words, I wouldn’t have to paint it Day 46: Exactitude (and the opposite thereof) A list of situations propitious to the ‘indefinite’ state of mind: ‘the light of the sun or the moon, seen in a place from which they are invisible and one cannot discern the source […]

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Day 44: Moonshadow

“Art does not reproduce what we see. It makes us see.” ― Paul Klee   After writing poems all day, I went off to see the moon on the piney hill. Far in the woods I sit down against a pine. The moon has her porches turned to face the light, But the deep part […]

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Day 40: delicious confusion

I would love to kiss you . The price of kissing is your life Now my loving is running towards my life shouting, What a bargain, let’s buy it – Rumi   The woman I adore carries ecstatic love in her eyes. Whatever she looks at grows less worldly. when she goes by, each man […]

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