•  pavane

    pavane

  •  madrigal

    madrigal

  •  nocturne

    nocturne

  •  romance

    romance

  •  bolero

    bolero

  •  aubade

    aubade

  •  scherzo

    scherzo

  •  canzonetta

    canzonetta

  •  serenade

    serenade

  •  aria

    aria

  •  elegy

    elegy

  •  toccata

    toccata

small songs for remembering

Lyricism is a style in which everything counts and all detail is essential. Everything is resonant, every aspect is attuned to some other aspects. I wanted these small paintings to be as lyrical as the first of Jan Zwicky's five Songs for Relinquishing the Earth
The rock weeps into its own whiteness.
Sunny meadow slopes, the gentians,
far above.
The sun, too, tumbles down. A symphony
Of spruce boughs sinks into the fiery moss.


Jewel-music, the amber roar of the falls.
No one thinks of home.
Waiting in the cool shadows,
We are dappled with hope.

Copyright Jan Zwicky, 1998 Brick Books

Scents, sounds, the touch of nature, the play of light. These paintings explore the chaos of memories that Nature has given me, the moments that have made me who I am.
All paintings in the Small Songs series are 25 x18 cm, oil on aluminum panel.