"I really don't know clouds at all..." (Joni Mitchell)
“Rows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I've looked at clouds that way
But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way
I've looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down and still somehow
It's cloud's illusions I recall
I really don't know clouds at all…” Joni Mitchell
As these words go, as reflection of the songwriters look at life, and how things seem a certain way, but in reality are so different. These words echo my heart.
There are seasons in life, there are changing conditions and for all of us these things come about without warning. Then we must process and adjust to meet the challenge. Seems such clinical approach. In reality nothing ever is clinical. Nothing really is predictable. And emotions get in the way. “Something’s lost and something’s gained in living every day”. In the end we don’t really have much control. My life is in Gods hands. Each day I am more and more resolved to this end. I remain in his mercy and care, every day. He provides for me in spite of myself.
I really don’t know clouds at all. I just take each day one minute at a time.
Reflections over time
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I reflect many times in my life the wonderful memories my father gave me growing up. He gave us all of his vacation time and toured us around this great land we call Canada. usually the trip consisted of routes to and from New Brunswick to visit his parents and family, but we interrupted those routes almost every time to wander all over the land in search of yet another beautiful camp site or rock to climb on.
So much learned, so many memories stored away in the data banks of our minds. My paintings are reflections of those reflections. They carry me, and hopefully you to another time and place, right from the place where we sit. That's my job, to transport you.
The Stockyards Gallery
The Stockyards Gallery: Opening Night
A great night at The Stockyards Gallery in Toronto, at 116 Dupont Street in the Junction area. The grand opening of the gallery which featured artists Robert McAffee, and Brigitte Granton. Many notable guests attended including Toronto’s Interior Décor icons Colin & Justin from wnetwork.
Special thanks to Lola Kerecki and the Stockyards Gallery and her amazing team for a great And successful opening night!
See more of Robert McAffee's original works at www.robertmcaffee.com
The Artists Journey
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.