october 5, 2017

10-05-17 "lines of communication"
10-05-17 “lines of communication”

acrylic on matboard

This is a scrape over scrape—not so much “less is more,” but the layers add some interest, perhaps. The scraper I used had a wacky edge, which created the lines, which led to the title.

october 4, 2017

10-04-17 "facing the other"
10-04-17 “facing the other”

acrylic on paper

I bought a new hot press watercolor block which is perfect for these colorful scrape paintings. Less is more. This will probably contain a poem at some point. For now, enjoy the colors (which seem a little more saturated in real life) and forms.

october 3, 2017

10-03-17  "falling"
10-03-17 “falling”

acrylic, marker on Bristol ATC 3.5×2.5″

I did a little “leftover” scrape of paint on this and embellished with a few markers while listening to “All Things Considered” yesterday. Another mass shooting, another day of ridiculousness in Congress, another death of a musical icon of my earlier life. Falling.

september 30, 2017

09-30-17 "missiles of death"
09-30-17 “missiles of death”

digital photo

The coneflowers are spent from lack of water and end of season decline. The birds will still enjoy these seeds (I think), but they look pretty charred. I’m sure the death beetles contributed as well. These always look like missiles to me up close.

september 15, 2017

09-15-17 "red night vision"
09-15-17 “red night vision”

magnetic word play

I spent some time playing with magnetic poetry tiles this week. I found them somewhere amid the slap-together-studio piles of things that I’m still discovering more than a year after our move. And, as luck would have it, today I also found the perfect sized frame and glass that I needed for a painting that’s been underway for a few months (but that will have to wait for its debut).

This is the magnetic word play daily jane “red night vision,” which also happens to be the title of the painting mentioned above.

august 20, 2017

08-20-17 "blood and soil"
08-20-17 “blood and soil”
copyright 2017
Jane Robinette

This is one of the poems I wrote last week for my online poetry MOOC. I wrote a good bit of it before the assignment came out because I needed to do it for myself. To fit the assignment, I had to revise and add. This is the result. Not sure it’s done, but it’s what I submitted.

I know, it’s an image. Not very helpful. If you click on the image on this page, it will take you to the full-sized image, which is still kind of small. While pressing and holding the Ctrl key on your keyboard, also click the “+” key and it will zoom in a little more each time you click.

august 11, 2017

08-11-17 "unfurled rose"
08-11-17 “unfurled rose”

digital photo

And now here is the unfurled Rose of Sharon in all her beauty. I decided to crop it a little and zoom in for a more interesting (to me) view of it. I flicked a few beetles off of the shrub recently, but they have done their damage and will likely continue. At least blooms are still surviving.

august 10, 2017

08-10-17 "rosebud 3"
08-10-17 “rosebud 3”

digital photo

And the third photo of the Rose of Sharon. I can’t tell if the Japanese beetles have made this flower fold in upon itself and it won’t open, or if this is the stage before it opens, or if this is the stage after it’s been open (although I don’t think so, because it’s just starting to bloom…). In any case, still lots of beauty in form and color and line.

august 9, 2017

08-09-17 "rosebud 2"
08-09-17 “rosebud 2”

digital photo

Here is the second picture of a rosebud, in a later stage, from our Rose of Sharon bush. Such a sweet little rose shape. The death bugs (Japanese beetles) are trying to ruin this, too, but hopefully it can make it through.