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My return to painting after my husband's death came slowly. After creating the three-painting homage (below) to him and his life in November and December, 2015, I turned fresh attention to my own feelings and ideas. The result was what I now call my "Blue" period. The transition to a life alone has been sweet and sad, and though I miss our conversations greatly, I find myself relishing my lack of responsibility to anyone else, now giving and receiving help fluidly, without obligation. I see more and more personal emotion evident in the paintings that have come forth in the first three months of this new year of a new life.
In 2014 -15, I explored the use of iridescent acrylic in my work, calling the series 'everything is illuminated.' I explored iridescent paint both years in a 'seasons' series, and other experimental paintings. Though the luminescence is difficult to photograph, the paintings' reflective qualities are especially evident at night. In 2013 when William was diagnosed with renal failure I had already launched the series A Year of Months-Meditations, committed to painting a 36x48" painting each month during the month, about the month. That choice kept me grounded and in my painting practice, though I did have to put my usually concurrent sculpture practice aside. The remaining paintings above include 2 large paintings about celestial activity, two about the end of the Mayan calendar (2012), a vertical and horizontal view of S F Sun Series V, and from 2007, Peach Season. William ended dialysis in April, 2015, dying peacefully at home, and after 7 months, I resumed painting with Life Triad. Some of the older paintings, chosen for color, were repurposed as a support and beginnings for the newer paintings of 2016-17.