The circuitous routes to my inspiration: how “Four Girls” came to be

August 8, 2007 in Postings from the Atelier

Sometimes without design I start directly by putting paint on the white canvas using a pallet knife and turpentine. The result is an abstract from which images appear and a story emerges.

This time, the four boarding school girls immediately looked up at me – saying defiantly – as we once would ” we though it was allowed”. The answer from the nuns used to be “you don’t have to think, WE think for you”.
I have never forgotten that phrase.


Four Girls
Oil on Canvas 100cm X 100cm


As in the TAO of spiritual states, vague and eluding visions may have form,
the independence of mind and eye allows for such a painted depiction,
such is my Way

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