“Self-Portrait, Rilke”

“Self-Portrait, Rilke”, oil on panel, 6″x6″, available at Abbozzo Gallery

Silent friend of many distances, feel
how your breath enlarges all of space.
Let your presence ring out like a bell
into the night. What feeds upon your face

grows mighty from the nourishment thus offered.
Move through transformation, out and in.
What is the deepest loss that you have suffered?
If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine.

In this immeasurable darkness, be the power
that rounds your senses in their magic ring,
the sense of their mysterious encounter.

And if the earthly no longer knows your name,
whisper to the silent earth: I’m flowing.
To the flashing water say: I am.

~Rainer Maria Rilke

“Sonnets From The Labrador” and other great news…

Hello art lovers! Here is a quick update with two events of note.

An article was published in a Delaware magazine recently about a collector of my paintings. It is a terrific article which mentions my artwork, along with many paintings being seen in photographs of Patti Hurd’s beautiful home. Here is a link to the article. Enjoy!

http://www.delawaretoday.com/Delaware-Today/May-2012/Patti-Hurds-Home-in-Northern-New-Castle-County-Delaware/index.php?cparticle=1&siarticle=0#artanc

The other exciting news is that my painting “David’s Studio, Sunset” is featured on the cover of a new poetry e-book titled “Sonnets From The Labrador” by well-respected poet Samuel Peralta. This book is a collection of poetry inspired by the beautiful artwork of David Blackwood. “Sonnets From The Labrador” e-book will be available via Amazon for the kindle and for download. Here is what the cover looks like, and I have provided a link to Samuel’s blog as well. You can see it here: http://semaphore1.blogspot.ca/

Finally, I will not be posting any more new paintings until my show in November…surprise is a good thing!!! I would like to wait and have the unveiling of the works at the exhibition…but I will post them as soon as the show goes up..until then, thanks for your patience!

Thanks for reading and hope this update finds you in great health!