Monday, February 7, 2011

Roll On

Roll On
18 x 24
pastel on Wallis Museum

Flowing past my property and the subject of many of my paintings, the East Fork of the Lewis River drains into the mighty Columbia River. The water is high now with the rains and drainage, but not as high as it will get in the Spring when the melt from Mt St Helens adds to its volume.

The water you touch in a river is the last of that which has passed,
and the first of that which is coming. Thus it is with time present.
Leonardo da Vinci


Lisa said...

There is a lot of raw energy and emotion in this piece. This and the Pacific piece compliment each other. I like your water exploration. What a contrast to the serene florals.

Casey Klahn said...

I wish we could see the man singing it himself! But, I enjoy these scenes, especially with Beacon Rock.

This is a wild pastel! I look forward to to when you'll exhibit this series.

SamArtDog said...

That ol' Leo... what a mind! I'd be a fool to try to out-quote him. I will say, though, I always admire your watery passages.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Lisa! I'm so glad to see you here and to have you comment. I appreciate it very much.

Casey! I'm building a nice collection of water scenes. They'll be great in a show!

Sam, I know what you mean about the genius Renaissance man. I think he was practicing Zen before it was written. Thanks for the comment!

Sarah Bachhuber Peroutka said...

Beautifully alive! Brrr!