This summer 2017 I am spending a bit of time working out in the sierra foothills. I begin my day at 5:30 AM to focus on my work. Although I am sorely missing the city (S.F.), I will immerse myself once I return.

I’ve completed the Diebenkorn series of 7 works of various sizes where I appropriate his color palette. Below is my rather small  20 x 30″ OP (Ocean park) 79. Not sure if the colors will show correctly and it is still wet:

O.P. 79 by kathryn arnold

O.P. 79 by kathryn arnold


Diebenkorn's Ocean park #79

Diebenkorn’s Ocean park #79

Here is where I discuss my desire to complete this group of works:

I was doing a search today for my page in Flash Art International Diary and ran across this quote in Virginia Woolf’s diary “had a moment of the old rapture…there was the old excitement, even in that old extravagant flash…” so had to order the book this was in “The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf” to find the entire segment on p 308 as this segment was intensely inspiring to me and rather coincidental that I came across it.

Here are some things I am seeing in my temporary environs/ quite different than my usual.

Spider suspended

Spider suspended (it’s eating a cricket)


blooming cactus

blooming cactus (it only bloomed for one day)


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