From: Bcaryn Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 8:21 AM To: Bob Winters Subject: the forest for the trees Good morning, Bob, I hope this email finds you well. After all, the world didn't end yesterday (that's not till the 21st, right?) I have been so busy lately. All good things, mind you. But things [...]
The Little Jessie Bayou portfolio is now loaded up and can be viewed in the drawing portfolio. Happy Valentines Day, and happy Singles Awareness Day to all!
This is a Nutria. I think he is related to a groundhog (only bigger, and the new pc fur choice). He lives in the bayou on Four Mile Bayou Road, in Berwick, Louisiana. He's definitely casting his shadow. Does this mean we are in for seven more weeks of winter? I don't remember how the [...]
The only color was in the gray greens of the Spanish Moss. Cypresses that grow in brackish water put out air roots, or "knees", which I have been told allow the tree to shed the saline in the water. Whatever they do, they are entirely odd, anthropomorphic, and spooky.
No foliage, no color, just light, shadow, water, trees. Very atmospheric, graphic, and solemn.
When I think about the bayous, the thing that was most striking to me was that, as far as the eye could see, there were trees planting their roots firmly in the water, a whole forest with no land in sight.
There's a forest growing in the studio of late....full of cypresses and willows and oaks from the bayous...and probably some hidden alligators and snakes too, they just haven't emerged yet. This week I'll be setting up a new portfolio in the drawing section, of "Little Jessie Bayou" images. I think they are drawings, though I [...]
New things to play with in the studio: images from the Bayou, to be titled the "Little Jessie Bayou Series", and this interesting stuff called Clayboard. I love it; thank you Tammy and thank you Juan!!
Now that all the excitement of the holidays is over, I'm back in the studio, wondering how the trip to Louisiana and the bayou country is going to find its way into a painting or drawing or two. I've been printing photos and surrounding myself with that slightly sinister feeling of those cypress trees coming [...]
Wishing you all a bright, colorful, joyous, peaceful and healthful new year