These paintings are from studies done in Santorini last spring: approaching the coast from the water, or surveying the expanse from cliff formations near the town of Fira. They are part of a group that was scheduled for exhibition at Longyear Gallery. As a result of the pandemic, the show had to be postponed. And as I continue to work on the series, I expect the outcome to be unlike my original expectations. How could it be otherwise?
My attention is also shifting to a longer view of places visited in the past. In part this is because I've had the time to reorganize work scattered throughout the house in various closets and painting racks. In part it's because of accretion. (Aging gives one more to look back upon.) But mostly it's the pandemic and encouragement to social distance drawing me inward and away from my customary external explorations. It's bitter-sweet swinging from a feeling of safe enclosure, to feeling shut away. I find that I'm aware of things going on in the world from a place that physically stays much the same. The situation does present time and space for reflection!
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