Thursday, December 31, 2020

Recent Work: "Digging for Gold"

 I've certainly got a circle motif going, don't I? Not only do I find them appealing, but in this case the colors are just wonderful. Ahhhhh . . .

©Copyright 2020 Carol Leigh

Monday, December 21, 2020

Artist's block . . .

Artistically, I'm stuck. I know it seems I'm always creating, and I've made a huge body of work, but every once in a while it all seems to slam into a wall. Everything appears uninspired.

I keep on, however, trying to break through and make something different. Something good. 

But mostly it's all just crap.
Like these pictures.

Eventually it will pass and all will be well. But right now? Nope! As you can see. (But I do believe there are possibilities with the sea lion . . .)

Images copyright © Carol Leigh

Friday, December 18, 2020

Recent work: "Fenced In"

When I first began putting this picture together, I liked the blue/ochre complementary color combination, the cold/warm contrast. To hold those elements together, I opted for the rich darker blue stripe along with a touch of salmon and yellow. The abstract round form of a watch face then holds everything together and marks time.

Around the world we are watching the seasons change, the days change, the colors change — as though through a porthole on a ship. And off in the distance a rising colorful “sun” awaits. None too soon.

"Fenced In" photomontage.
Copyright ©2020 Carol Leigh


Thursday, December 17, 2020

Recent work: "Yellow Enso Sun"

The months have all run together this year. Does it seem that way to you, too? Although I continue to make new work, darned if I know when I did it (unless I check the picture's data). Here's one -- created in September or thereabouts -- that has a rather circular theme. More circles to follow (fair warning!).


Yellow Enso Sun, created with hand-painted papers and a circle drawn with sumi ink.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Around the island . . .

A few months ago I went over to Fort Casey to continue with my ongoing project of photographing the buildings, concentrating (obviously) on the smaller details, the textured walls, the signs of weathering and age. These are three iPhone images I particularly like.

Pictures ©Copyright 2020 Carol Leigh


Thursday, December 3, 2020

It's a good day . . .

It's a good day to be on Whidbey Island, sitting in the car, watching the raindrops form on the windshield, waiting for Chris to finish getting a haircut. Ahhhh!

Image copyright ©2020 Carol Leigh