More Summer Painting

I've been busy, too busy outside slurping up all the delicious low-humidity summertime that August has brought to Southern Maryland to post work I've been doing, so here are a few things I've been working on. click images for larger view      Solstice Sunrise, oil on canvas, 14 x 11"  6am, June 21, 2105 ©Patrise

Color is Life

I've written about my struggles with depression; the past few weeks have been challenging, with the loss of a dear friend, a pet's death, plus health and money woes. My faith has been tried. Years ago, when a fellow depression-sufferer asked me, in the throes of her illness, "What keeps you alive when things get bad?" …

You Never Know

It happens every day. Every second, actually. Someone is breathing one moment, then not the next. It's nature's way: we're born, we die.  But my mind refuses this. No, she can't be gone, not that kind of gone. Not dead. The word landed with a leaden thud, flat black, that sucked all the air out of …