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Christene SandesonThoughtsLeave a Comment

I have neglected you. Several people have looked at you recently and have seen some of the things I have told you about, but I have not posted anything new for awhile. Look at this arm! I broke it while skating on my new pond at the end of December 2017. The Doctor said my bone had shattered in 3-4 … Read More

Freeze and Thaw Acrylic on Canvas, 30″ X 24″

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I am one of those who awaits January.  The fresh calendar, frozen landscape and clear skies inspire me. In the winter woods, silent scampers cross yesterday’s foot trail.  Breathy frosts and papery footfalls pause between crow call and crystalline sky, and, spruce shadows taper their ink lines around the earths’ bulky mounds.  I want to walk. “Freeze and Thaw” (purchased … Read More

Dreaming, Acrylic on Canvas, 19”X23”

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My sunny family was like gold: two children, a dear husband, a struggling art career, and a lovely old home which we had renovated.  Blessed.   Within 10 years, cancer claimed my husband and the fear of lack compelled me to move to an apartment.  I accepted a full time position teaching High School Visual Art.  My children moved away … Read More

Water Lilies, Acrylic on Canvas, 20″ X 30”

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“Show me the boat again Dad?”, I would ask on a sunny summer Sunday. That sunken boat was a great source of fright. As he told the story, my Grandfather was rowing rocks across the lake, and the old boat sank. I love lakes. Lake water is dark, scary, unfathomable. From the safety of a rowboat I gaze deep into … Read More


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My recent series of artworks have been nurtured by the idea of tide and time. “Moonshell”, one of the keynote pieces of that collection, appears to be a cross section of a shell overlaid on a night sky. The idea of ‘Moonshell’ came from the common name given by a childhood friend to the large snail shells found only during … Read More

Forest or Trees?

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“Forest Trail” was inspired while trail riding through the woods. Among the masses of green and grey await naked sprites and glancing eyes. It inspires delight and inspiration and is a good metaphor about seeing. Painted details, such as branches on individual trees, suggest the artist understands structure; generalized brushes of tone and colour suggest edgeless knowledge of one’s subject. … Read More

Portrait Painting

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Like many subjects in art, portrait painting held a deep interest to me.  It still does and I still include fragments of facial imagery in my art work.  Here is a Truro Daily News clipping published on October 3, 1996, page 3. This is a stylized self-portrait that I painted a few years ago A beautiful painting that I created … Read More

Release of the Wild Bird

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Like “Flight to Heaven” this painting was started in my former studio but discarded due to unresolved areas of composition. Holding a seed of promise, it was reestablished on a 24” X 24” canvas spotlighting the fluffy bird attempting flight amid sultry evening foliage. The title suggests it is being released, but perhaps, instead, it is escaping. If life’s theatre … Read More