Monthly Archives: November 2012

Celebrating: three-quarters of a century

Rainbow over Five Island Lake, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. A few weeks ago, I had some friends visiting, staying overnight. We were sitting around the breakfast table chatting. They had to get back home, about a three hours drive away, … Continue reading

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Details that matter

Secord Gallery Nov 2012 detail, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. After two weeks of purposely keeping myself out of my studio I began to understand what “retirement” feels like: awful, dreadful, depressing. I never wanted to define myself as “an artist”, … Continue reading

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Diverse Changes

“Divine Fragments and Diverse Changes, no.2″; 42″ x 42”; oil and collage on canvas, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. There has been a lot of talk on the radio the last couple of days about, basically, the importance of stupidity. Stupid … Continue reading

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How to do nothing

Secord Gallery Nov 2012 detail, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. Last Saturday morning I woke up thinking I wouldn’t paint, or even go into my studio, for at least a week. My arm is sore from the repetitive movement of applying … Continue reading

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At the Secord Gallery

Secord Gallery Nov 2012, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. Usually, of course, my paintings look very different outside my studio, when they are in a clean, new environment. This time, I didn’t feel that way. All day Friday I could feel … Continue reading

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No end

Rails-to-Trails, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. So the opening reception at the Secord Gallery is tonight. 7 pm. And my severest critic–me–says it’s going to be a good one, the show. The paintings look good, always better outside of my studio. … Continue reading

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News (or not)

Rails-to-Trails, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn. I did such a great job of avoiding thinking about the election yesterday that when I woke up this morning, turned on my computer and saw the news, I was surprised I had really forgotten … Continue reading

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