In this blog we will share with you our vision of beauty, balance, harmony.

As Mark Leach writes in his book Raw Colour with Pastels: “Sound is all around us, and it is musicians who refine that sound into something of beauty. As a painter, I have always felt that my purpose is to craft colour in a similar way, to see through the confusion and seek harmony and beauty.”

And we add: Words, fragments of sentences, spoken noise is all around us, and Ken arranges words in such a way as to capture beauty in the accidental, the ambient soundtrack of life.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

You better look twice. Is everything what it seems?

Regentag in Kyoto - Rainy Day in Kyoto 48,5 x 58,5 cm


The valleys here are beautiful, with their oak tree 
lined roads, the glistening vineyards, the vintage  
Victorian “cottages,”  some painted pink, some purple,
others lilac or pumpkin orange, with their gingerbread  
turrets and wrap-around porches and curlicues and furbelows
and architectural shrubbery. Any trained sensibility balks at the    
excesses of those who like it cute. And it is true that everything matches
and almost nothing fits—if you look too closely—like any arti-
fact of perfection—a Matisse, say, or a Vermeer—and even  
the powerful, seductive, possibly life-altering pleasure
in that first mouthful of a really good Napa-Sonoma cab sauv
can lead one to an artificial paradise. Interpretation(of dreams
or of sensation)doesn’t interest the profoundly superficial natives,
not really, it’s the swirl of colors in the glass that matters, that inexorable
undertow into a pool of smoky warmth and calculated elegance
and our moving away from it at the same time, a waking up,
as it were, to the realization that every year is as good as the next.*

*One of the complaints about the very best Californian Cabernet Sauvignons
is that—due to a stable climate, ideal soil conditions, and cutting-edge crafts-
manship—every year’s vintage is as superb as the last. Which is not considered as
interesting for the aficionado(or the market)as the bad year/good  year distinction.  

Dave Brubeck - Laura


  1. I really enjoy the prose, Ken. In the form of a poem, and very sophisticated. I much prefer Washington Cab Sav.s, but I'm funny that way.

    Karin: this series is another advancement and it is hard to keep up with your growth! You are hitched to a rocket!

  2. Thank you so much, Casey. Ken and I really appreciate it. And thank you for reading our blog and looking at it.

  3. Thank you so much, Cameron. Ken and I appreciate it.


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