Abstractions

The title of this body of work is Meditations.  Each one has been a meditation for me.

I began doing this new work early in 2012, but it was a return to work I had learned in college and graduate school and have gone back to periodically. This time it became an obsession.  It satisfied some inner feeling beyond words or images.  Each drawing took many hours, days of work until it reached the point where it felt "right."  This work should not be dismissed with a glance... it is my hope that the viewer will enter into the contemplative spirit in which they were done.


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watercolor and color pencil on paper
12x12'
Meditation for winter
watercolor and color pencil on paper
12x12'
color pencil on watercolor 14x17''
Garden with Ladder
color pencil on watercolor 14x17''
color pencil on watercolor
12x12"
Summer
color pencil on watercolor
12x12"
color pencil and watercolor on paper
18x18''
Inner Landscape
color pencil and watercolor on paper
18x18''
mixed media on paper  10x10'

In the collection of Sharon Emley
New Dwelling
mixed media on paper 10x10'

In the collection of Sharon Emley
color pencil and crayon on watercolor   10x11''
Conversations
color pencil and crayon on watercolor 10x11''

color pencil  19x26''
Autumn
color pencil 19x26''


color pencil on watercolor 16x16''

private collection
Early Afternoon
color pencil on watercolor 16x16''

private collection
color pencil on watercolor  12x14''

I no longer have this drawing.
Garden #5
color pencil on watercolor 12x14''

I no longer have this drawing.
color pencil on watercolor  10x10''
This drawing no longer exists.
Green Hill
color pencil on watercolor 10x10''
This drawing no longer exists.
color pencil on watercolor   14x19''
Garden
color pencil on watercolor 14x19''
oil on linen 30x30''
Study in warm colors
oil on linen 30x30''
color pencil on watercolor 10x12''
meditation #8 (blue study)
color pencil on watercolor 10x12''
color pencil and crayon on watercolor 10x9''

private collection
Family
color pencil and crayon on watercolor 10x9''

private collection
oil on canvas, about 40x45''

Commissioned by John Haro
Blue Abstraction
oil on canvas, about 40x45''

Commissioned by John Haro
Color pencil and crayon on watercolor

In the collection of Phil Musser and Carol McClennan
The Garden, 2
Color pencil and crayon on watercolor

In the collection of Phil Musser and Carol McClennan
crayon on watercolor 28x28''

private collection
July
crayon on watercolor 28x28''

private collection
color pencil on watercolor 7x7''

Bay College permanent collection
Study in gray and yellow, 4
color pencil on watercolor 7x7''

Bay College permanent collection
color pencil on watercolor 7x7''

 Bay College  permanent collection
Study in gray and yellow, 3
color pencil on watercolor 7x7''

Bay College permanent collection
color pencil on watercolor  7x7''

Bay College permanent collection
Study in gray and yellow, 1
color pencil on watercolor 7x7''

Bay College permanent collection
6''x6''
color pencil on watercolor

private collection
To the Garden
6''x6''
color pencil on watercolor

private collection
color pencil on watercolor 7x7''

Bay College permanent collection
Study in gray and yellow, 2
color pencil on watercolor 7x7''

Bay College permanent collection
color pencil on watercolor 4x4''

In the collection of Kenyon and Lindsay Hanson.
tone poem #3
color pencil on watercolor 4x4''

In the collection of Kenyon and Lindsay Hanson.

color pencil on watercolor 4x4''

In the collection of Andera Puzakulich
tone poem #2
color pencil on watercolor 4x4''

In the collection of Andera Puzakulich
color pencil on watercolor 4x4''

private collection
tone poem #1
color pencil on watercolor 4x4''

private collection
graphite on paper 6x6''

private collection
Pikkulaulu 4
graphite on paper 6x6''

private collection
graphite on paper 6x6''

private collection
Pikkulaulu 2
graphite on paper 6x6''

private collection
 Color pencil on watercolor  21x25''

Collection of Jacob Koskenmaki
Winter solstice
Color pencil on watercolor 21x25''

Collection of Jacob Koskenmaki
color pencil on watercolor 15x17''
This is an older abstract from about 2002.
A Finnish word for ''Morning Prayer.''
Aamu Rukkaus
color pencil on watercolor 15x17''
This is an older abstract from about 2002.
A Finnish word for ''Morning Prayer.''
color pencil on watercolor  15x20''
Quietness
color pencil on watercolor 15x20''
 color pencil on watercolor 8x 11 1/2''
Spring Arising
color pencil on watercolor 8x 11 1/2''

color pencil on watercolor about 12x12"
Carnival
color pencil on watercolor about 12x12"
watercolor and color pencil on paper
21x17'
Twining
watercolor and color pencil on paper
21x17'
color pencil on watercolor  13x13"
summer
color pencil on watercolor 13x13"
color pencil on watercolor 10x10''
Patchwork drawing
color pencil on watercolor 10x10''
color pencil on watercolor 10x12''

Private collection
meditation #2
color pencil on watercolor 10x12''

Private collection