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Archive for January, 2010

Pink Road in Umbria

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

I began this painting with brushwork, but ended up slashing at it with a palette knife. Too bad I can’t post the highest resolution here because it’s pretty damned juicy. Photographs helped to document my  walks on mostly unpaved roads, winding through olive groves and farmland in the valley below the town of Montecastello di Vibio, Umbria.  There […]

Voice of Rain

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Another new painting from my series based on Walt Whitman poems. THE VOICE OF THE RAIN, Walt Whitman. AND who art thou? said I to the soft-falling shower, Which, strange to tell, gave me an answer, as here translated: I am the Poem of Earth, said the voice of the rain, Eternal I rise impalpable […]

January’s tribute to Kate McGarrigle, + new paintings

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Kate McGarrigle died of cancer on monday, she was only 63. I discovered the McGarrigle sisters when I bought their debut album, ‘Kate and Anna McGarrigle’ in 1975. One of my favorite songs on that lp, ‘Talk to me of Mendocino’, presaged my long held dream to move to California, which I did – from 1997 to […]

The dazzling days and nights

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

A break in the cold weather and a few new paintings. The book ‘Neruda’s Garden, an Anthology of Odes’, poetry about nature and his odes to ordinary items informed the title for the painting below. Incandescent Dusk. Oil on canvas panel 9″x12″, 2010.  This next one is from my series of small works based on Walt […]

Winter 2010, new paintings

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

I’ve started a new series of small works, the first of 2010 is based on a Walt Whitman poem, the title a phrase from his “One Hour to Madness and Joy” from his ‘Leaves of Grass’.   ‘O to drink the mystic deliria deeper than any other man!’…..   Mystic Deliria, oil on canvas panel. […]

Victoria Webb, a life in paint

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