Study 71: Art Resolutions-Hiking into the Spring Storm

Art Resolutions is a self-imposed initiative to create an art study every day for a year.


To watch the unfolding of a tale, the evolution of an idea, the fancy of a moment’s musing–can there be anything better. Looking at the stages of how the catalpa morphed into iteration after iteration of the work–fascinating to me.

Each new version is on its way to the end, but unaware of what new       curiosity would take direction. Deep recessive color. Frenetic blinding imagewhite pastel–building layer upon layer. And then a snowstorm emerged and began to twist and pull. Shove and whip. Would would have thought that these exercises would lead me to a Spring blizzard. But that is what is brewing. Suggestion is seductive.


Somewhere between storm soaked leaves and pieces of butterfly regalia, stained glass began to appear and catalpa-fullaged rubbings on a sidewalk’s por0us surface. Darkness and light. Despair and hope. Chaos and peace.









catalpa 3

catalpa 4


About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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