Paintings » 2015: The Randomness of Thought
  • A Chair For Adelaide
    A Chair For Adelaide
    Oil on Canvas
    40 X 30”. 2015
  • A Chair for Spinoza II
    A Chair for Spinoza II
    Oil on Canvas
    40 X 30”. 2015
  • Big Red
    Big Red
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40”. 2015
  • Ceremony
    Ceremony
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40”.2015
  • Cheyenne Sunset
    Cheyenne Sunset
    Oil on Canvas
    48 X 72”. 2015
  • Childhood & the Devil
    Childhood & the Devil
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 30”. 2015
  • Country Girl
    Country Girl
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40”. 2015
  • Far From the Madding Crowd
    Far From the Madding Crowd
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48”. 2015
  • For the Love of Verse
    For the Love of Verse
    Oil on Canvas
    48 X 36”. 2015
  • Fractured Odalesque
    Fractured Odalesque
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40”. 2015
  • Hare & Minaret
    Hare & Minaret
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40”. 2015
  • House Harlequin
    House Harlequin
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 30”. 2015
  • Lady Bug
    Lady Bug
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 30”. 2015
  • Life On The Planet
    Life On The Planet
    Oil on Canvas
    40 X 30”. 2015
  • Literature
    Literature
    Oil on Canvas
    40 X 30”. 2015
  • Myth and Bust.
    Myth and Bust.
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 24”. 2015
  • Plumbing Depths
    Plumbing Depths
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 30”. 2015
  • She’s Leaving Home
    She’s Leaving Home
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 30”. 2015
  • The Cathedral
    The Cathedral
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 24”. 2015
  • The Diver
    The Diver
    Oil on Canvas
    48 X 36”. 2015
  • The Farm Dog
    The Farm Dog
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40”. 2015
  • The Handsome Boatman. (Carrickfergus)
    The Handsome Boatman. (Carrickfergus)
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40”. 2015
  • The Journey of the Hero
    The Journey of the Hero
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40”. 2015
  • The Lovers
    The Lovers
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40”. 2015
  • The Moor.
    The Moor.
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40”.2015
  • The Moorish Woman. Katarina
    The Moorish Woman. Katarina
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40”. 2015
  • The Randomness of Thought
    The Randomness of Thought
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 40”.2015
  • The Sea-Wife (Kipling)
    The Sea-Wife (Kipling)
    Oil on Canvas
    36 X 48”. 2015
  • The Settled Woman
    The Settled Woman
    Oil on Canvas
    40 X 30”. 2015
  • Venus of Paris
    Venus of Paris
    Oil on Canvas
    30 X 24”. 2015
  • Venuses: Out of Africa
    Venuses: Out of Africa
    Oil on Canvas
    48 X 36”. 2015
  • Woman Unleashed
    Woman Unleashed
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 30”. 2015
  • Woman with Saltimbanque
    Woman with Saltimbanque
    Oil on Canvas
    24 X 30”. 2015
 

2015: The Randomness of Thought

This year I painted a canvas and titled it “The Randomness of Thought”. There was no obvious relationship with the diverse elements. In a sense, from way back in the 60’s, that could have been the title for all of my paintings.

I’m curious myself as to how the various subjects get into my work.

Like all of us of some age, I have accumulated a mental storehouse of so much. Six and a half decades worth of rich experience and trivial nonsense.

Perhaps, like dreams work, the subconscious magically sorts and combines the intellectual (things that make sense) and the emotional (things that simply just feel right).

So, in these 2015 paintings there are again smatterings of art history, nostalgia, a celebration of woman, poetry, fiction & non-fiction, movies, friendships and the myriad things I can’t put a label on. In short, a life.