August 18, 2014

Portraits of a Place

Lisa Kellner; As Night
As Night; Lisa Kellner

To Paint:

I remember
the shape of things.

The corners I turned
The darkness that unfolded.

The way the air felt
Back then.

The smell of night
The deafening quiet.

in its insolence.

Sharp and dull
at the same.

Memorialize the details.

July 10, 2014

gentle curve

in the land

on the shoulder

in the living

on the organism

one inch

one mile


July 3, 2014

Landscapes...of the Body

Lisa Kellner Drawing
Morning After; Lisa Kellner

I wake
to the gentle curve
 of a shoulder.

is my view
all encompassing.

The landscape
I love

I know you
so well.
I know
 so very little.

Let me draw

of you.

So I can 
know you better.

June 21, 2014

:Portraits of a Place
The Glacial Artist

the glacier moved the earth
to its liking
molding with monstrous force,
scouring the plains
shifting the bedrock

Millions of years

The Glacial Artist
has a different
time line.

May 29, 2014

Lisa Kellner
Horizon Spring, 44N; Lisa Kellner

Painting problems:

1.  How do I make a painting from non-painting materials?

2.  How do I get the "paint" to float above the surface?

3.  How do I make a painting of nothing...that is everything?

4.  How do I paint the sensation of complete calm.

5.  How do I give the painting depth?

6.  How do I incorporate cast shadow into the work?