Friday, August 31, 2018

Confluence / Painting, Poetry & Calligraphy



There is one month left for viewing my exhibition at the Gore Bay Museum.  For those who are not able to make it to the island, this blog entry will provide a virtual tour.  First my YouTube preview, then photos of each painting and its accompanying verse.  I hope you enjoy the show!

 



Many thanks to Nicole Weppler of the Gore Bay Museum and the Ontario Arts Council's Exhibition Grant program for making the Confluence/Painting, Poetry & Calligraphy exhibit possible.






TOP OF THE WORLD AT RAVENSEYRIE
"Sometimes fly with the wind, sometimes against it."  -L. Gerard
42" x 56" framed
Original Mixed Media Painting
Original Verse and Calligraphy
Chinese watercolour and sumi ink on Italian paper
$2,000
Top of the World at Ravenseyrie


THE SEASONED SKIPPER
"To age well we must continue to dream, for it is reaching for dreams that keeps us young at heart."  --L. Gerard
approx.  18 x 26  framed
Original Mixed Media Painting
Original Verse and Calligraphy
Chinese watercolour and sumi ink on Italian paper
$1,000

The Seasoned Skipper

BLANDING'S  TURTLE
"Take a break, make a pause, let the rest of the world go by."  --L. Gerard
30 1/4" x 37 1/4" framed
Original Mixed Media Painting
Original Verse and Calligraphy
Chinese watercolour and sumi ink on Italian paper
$1,500

Blanding's Turtle 


GREAT BLUE HERON
"Every path is meant to take you where you need to be."  --L. Gerard
Original Mixed Media Painting
Original Verse and Calligraphy
Sumi ink and Chinese watercolour on Italian paper
$1,500
Great Blue Heron
I RAVEN
From the place far beyond temporal reality,
From the place with no beginning
And no end,
From there, I Raven, have come.
--L. Gerard
38" x 52" framed, the full poem is on the back
I oversee the affairs of the earth,
I dance on the wind
With the sun and the moon.
I sing the poems of the mountains.
I play the rhythms of the seas.

I intercede on behalf of humans
Whose prideful preoccupation with their own creations
Provokes destruction.

For them, I Raven, make powerful medicine.
I show humans the Way--
The Way that is not back,
And the Way that is not forward,
The Way that is beyond temporal reality,
For Humans come
From where I come--
We are one.

Original Sumi-e
Yasutomo Silver Black Traditional Chinese ink on Steel Blue Construction paper
$1,875
I RAVEN


LA LOUCHE de l'ABSINTHE
"Life is a creative urge, live yours beautifully."  --L. Gerard
38" x 52" framed
Original Mixed Media Painting
Original Verse and Calligraphy
Sumi ink and Chinese watercolour on Antique Grey Classic Crest paper
$1,875
La Louche de l'Absinthe

LEGADO
"Sometimes insulate yourself from the elements, sometimes dance in the rain."  --L. Gerard
38" x 52" framed
Original Mixed Media Painting
Original Verse and Calligraphy
Sumi ink and Chinese watercolour on Steel Blue Construction paper
$1,875

Legado


THE BIG WIDE OPEN AT RAVENSEYRIE
"Let real life seduce you, embrace the sensuous touch of wind and sky."  --L. Gerard
38" x 52" framed
Original Mixed Media Painting
Original Verse and Calligraphy
Sumi ink with touches of Chinese white on Italian paper
$1,875
The Big Wide Open at Ravenseyrie


THE BLACK PEARL
"Once upon a blue wind, your wondrous, peculiar soul touched mine."  --L. Gerard
42" x 56" framed
Original Mixed Media Painting
Original Verse and Calligraphy
Chinese watercolour and sumi ink on Italian paper
$2,000
The Black Pearl


TWINRAVENS / A 60's SCOOP SURVIVOR
Often the paths we travel are not by choice,
For Destiny has her say,
But with mindful awareness,
We CAN choose the manner in which
We follow them.
Find a way that is right for you,
And then boldly carry on.
--L. Gerard
38" x 48" framed
Original Mixed Media Painting
Original Verse and Calligraphy
Chinese watercolour and sumi ink on Antique Grey Classic Crest paper
$1,500

Twinravens / a 60's Scoop Survivor

THE SICILIAN / SIGNORA MISTRETTA
"Wise women and sage men know every situation is made better by the presence of flowers."
--L. Gerard
32" x 40" framed
Original Mixed Media Painting
Original Verse & Calligraphy
Sumi ink and Chinese watercolour on Italian paper
$1,650
The Sicilian / Signora Mistretta

SCOTLAND ROAD / ALMOST HOME
Fear finds no place to linger
When your heart is devoted 
To love and beauty.
Look for a road that inspires you,
Then boldly follow it.
--L. Gerard
23 3/4" x 36" framed
Original Sumi-e
Original Verse and Calligraphy
Sumi ink on Italian paper
$850


Scotland Road / Almost Home


NORTHERN EXPOSURE
"Sometimes turn off the modern world, let the wind bring the evening news."  --L. Gerard
Original Mixed Media Painting
Original Verse and Calligraphy
30" x 30" framed
$1,575

Northern Exposure


WHITEFISH
"Make a bend in time, leave manic routine behind."  --L. Gerard
24" x 24" framed
Original Mixed Media Painting
Original Verse and Calligraphy
Yasutomo Golden Black traditional Chinese ink and Chinese watercolours on Italian paper
$890
Whitefish


KILLDEER
"Beauty is better for the soul than perfection."  --L. Gerard
16" x 20" framed
Original Sumi-e
Original Verse and Calligraphy
Sumi ink and Old Gold iron gall ink on Italian paper in antique frame
$850
Killdeer
OUSADO
"Exhale unfulfilled longings, breathe in new possibilities." --L. Gerard
20" x 24" framed
Original Sumi-e
Original Verse and Calligraphy
Sumi ink on Italian paper, mounted on Japanese paper
$775



Ousado




DESTEMIDO
"Savour the moment, be in the Now."  --L. Gerard
20" x 24" framed
Original Sumi-e
Original Verse and Calligraphy
Sumi ink on Italian paper, mounted on Japanese paper
$775


Destemido