Homeless on Fisher Peak

Color drained from the sky, settling into the valley beyond Spanish Peaks in layers of coral, gold, and scarlet. As the lights twinkled to life across the land, darkness hovered close. Night sounds stirred restless from the heat of the day, and Jude War settled into a cover of the green canvas tarp and his sleeping bag, a haven from the night. Twinkling stars danced high in the night skies, and randomly, as clouds drifted over, raindrops fell to moisten the land. Jude pulled the sleeping bag tight around his shoulders and held it close praying for relief. Relief from … continue reading…

Political Mayhem & Fury

Rita Burton writes: Immediately, I think of myself as an expressionist! I love the brushwork of de Kooning, one of the great abstract expressionists of the 50’s. The beauty of light and color coming from Monet has greatly influenced me. I always considered him my first mentor in the art. The frenzied strokes of Vincent are sometimes present in my work. Many through the 20th century influenced my work through my study of art and practice. Today, Wolf Kahn brings back to me the light and color of Monet. Joan Mitchell greatly influences my approach. She considered herself an “Abstract … continue reading…