Category Archives: art

Still Flicking

Today’s project: Northern Flicker on slate about 3×9″. Obviously there’s a story with this one. We found one sitting on the road on our way to town the other day. We had seen them zooming all up and down the … Continue reading

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Made to Order!

I can’t really describe how attached I get to my work, other than to say it’s like a dog breeder finding just the right home for a certain pup.  You pour your time and energy into a piece.  A bit … Continue reading

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American Pharaoh (sp, but I can’t bear it!) and Firing Line

Winning the first Triple Crown in 30something years was no small feat, but I never paid much attention to American Pharaoh.  I had watched him in the Derby, and was so noncommittal that I didn’t even catch the Belmont.  But … Continue reading

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Today’s Project – Black on Black Equine Art

Surprisingly enough, a black horse on black background offers plenty of contrast opportunity, and the sheen on the coat can really pop.  As the photographs demonstrate, though, the image has to have proper brightness/contrast to be represented correctly (see below). … Continue reading

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Wild Geese

Today’s project: Canada geese on slate. So the geese are back, or at least the ones who have left are back. Even though they are considered commonplace by many, I still thrill at the sight of them, winging overhead, settling … Continue reading

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The bArter System

I can’t begin to count how many times being an artist has come in handy in the pragmatic sense. I have bartered art for all kinds of services and products — and this month was no exception Continue reading

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Pet Star of the Week: Jinx, a Border Collie

Jinx was a fun subject.  A dynamic sport dog active in disc and dock diving, his owner gave me free rein to choose whatever picture I wanted.  It was a bit of difficult choice, because Stephanie’s pictures were excellent quality … Continue reading

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Pet Star of the Week – Callus, a German Shepherd

My friend Penny  raised German shepherds for over thirty years.  She bred dogs from traditional German bloodlines; with generations of titles in Schutzhund.  Her dogs were beautiful, athletic and smart.  Penny donated entire litters to Leader Dogs for the Blind, … Continue reading

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Evolution of a Dolphin Painting, 2

I have always harbored (no pun intended) a bit of obsession with dolphins.  I started this painting last night.  It’s larger than most of my works, about 16×20″.  I wanted to show a pod of bottlenose dolphins swimming under water. … Continue reading

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Pet Star of the Week: Libby the Gordon Setter

Sometimes you can just tell from a photo.  When Libby’s mom emailed me asking me to paint her portrait, I looked at the pics and asked her what the story was.  Libby just had a presence.  Her mom, Susan, wrote … Continue reading

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