Monthly Archives: April 2011

A fish tale

Fishing season is on. Cars are parked on the road by my driveway and I come across men casting lines into the brook. Ellen, Lila and I took a walk by the brook the other day and we stopped to … Continue reading

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Piano lessons

I was recently interviewed by Nancy Williams for her blog about adult piano students. Although I don’t think of myself as taking lessons right now, I am, as always, a student. One of my favorite quotes was from a book … Continue reading

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Prospect Bay

Prospect Bay, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn.

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Not green pastures

Prospect Bay, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. I’ve been thinking a fair bit about green, ever since taking a walk by the brook yesterday. Today Lila and I went for a walk along the ocean in Prospect Bay with Suzanne and … Continue reading

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By the Brook

By the Brook, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. Walking by the brook I see Spring in patches of brilliant green. It’s soft and inviting. I’ve been told green is a difficult color in abstract paintings. It’s almost a given in landscapes, … Continue reading

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Here is where

In painting, there’s a lot to be said for taking a second look. And a third and fourth and so on. Until it feels completely right. It’s like second and third drafts in writing stories. And maybe even when meeting … Continue reading

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Back at it

BIG: 9 April 2011 , originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. I was able to work on this BIG abstract painting on Saturday. It was quiet in the studio so I went right to it. I am much happier with it now. … Continue reading

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Actually, not done . . .

Yesterday my friend Brian came by and, noticing the new direction in my recent paintings, asked if I thought working on the big painting was responsible for the change in these works. I didn’t think so; in fact, my thought … Continue reading

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Done, maybe

Well, maybe, possibly, it could be I am not going to do anything else to this BIG painting.  I went in last Saturday afternoon planning to work on it but the studio was being used for a film production so … Continue reading

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