Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Layered Existence

Mentor, 2008 

Reminds me of someone I knew then and of all I've learned since, discovered as a consequence of him and those with whom he associated and studied and interacted—theirs passed on through him to me and more. It is a one way street. Do not turn back.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Temple Altar

Temple Altar, 2012  
From a favorite series, Structures, Lessons and Barns, this and most of the other works are created with walnut ink and acrylic paints on paper. This painting was selected for the 16th Annual Regional Exhibition curated by Al Miner, Asst. Curator of Contemporary Art, MFA, Boston. The show will open April 26 and close May 27 at the Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water Street, Newburyport, MA.

Monday, April 08, 2013


The Khaz,  2011
Ed Touchette
watercolor / Fabriano 140lb. CP

Will you look at this abstract stuff.  What am I doing here?

Friday, April 05, 2013

Violet's Garden

Garden Fence, 2012
Beyond the fence grew the sustenance Violet needed and craved. Tomatoes, potatoes,  beets, beans, and celery. Carrots Cézanne would have adored, broccoli, and endive. Bright yellow flowers popped from green vines promising a crop of cucumbers that would lengthen her pickling season by a few days. She didn't mind; the dill from the small herb garden she'd blessed with holy water and planted as a tribute to Escoffier, and the garlic would sweeten the smell of the kitchen for weeks.

Next year, she'd not plant the pumpkin seeds. Eda's Montclair Behemoths had won first prize at the Delacroix County Fair each year for the past eight. Each year their size had increased exponentially. Now they required more food and water than Violet could provide. This year, the biggest, a gargantuan, cast a shadow that stunted the growth of the eggplants. More the size of plums, they were likely to wither and shrivel to prunish for lack of water.  Regardless, if she could borrow Hal's pickup to haul the trailer, she could get that veritable Brobdingnagian to the fair. And she would win.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013


Streets, 2012

Curious travelers seek the center of The City where, they have come to believe, all questions asked are answered. They move through the maze that is the neighborhoods surrounding the center unaware of a new construction—one that will keep them from the resolution for which they search. They keep on.

(Excerpted from Travels With My Aunt)