Joni On Sunday

 	I am sitting in the front room 
Joni Mitchell through the speakers
And she sounds so sweet and gentle
That my heart goes out to her.
	But the kids out on the hot road
Are all riding on their skateboards
With loud and rowdy voices 
That bruise the peaceful air.
	But I’m sitting in the front room
Joni Mitchell through the speakers
Sweetly singing me a shelter
From the harshness of the world. 

Ripple

I played Parsifal
in its entirety yesterday morning.
A Wagner morning – Now, that is hard work.
In the afternoon in my humble studio
I chilled to Grateful Dead.
I dedicate this
Little bright psychedelic abstract
To the late great Jerry Garcia
… I call it “Ripple”.

Thin layers of transparent acrylic paint on Yupo Paper allow the white to shine through, giving a kind of special, almost illuminated effect.
“Ripple” – acrylic on Yupo 10x15cm