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Spring has come late this year. I was walking my dogs in the field behind the horse pasture the other day, amid all the brown and beige winter grasses and dried stems snapping under my feet. When I looked up, … Continue reading
Yesterday, following the ice storm, I spied this goldfinch in a lilac bush, already transitioning to his summer hue of violent yellow. He looked quite out of place, but wasn’t the least bit embarrassed about it. So I painted him. … Continue reading
Painting is not always fun. For whatever reason, some of us are compelled to just keep on doing it. But when you are painting model horses, some kind of madness takes over. There are people who collect these things. Breyer, … Continue reading
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
I am eagerly anticipating the arrival of more slates! Just last year I started doing more slate paintings and am going full throttle now. One of the challenges lies in the inherent grain of the slate. This has been especially interesting … Continue reading
For my gallery show, I ordered a few slabs of slate from SlateLady.com . It was my first time ordering from them. I was happy with the product, except that one of the holes wasn’t drilled all the way through. … Continue reading
“Spirit Bird” 9×12″ acrylic Yep, I am flying on Cloud Nine these days as my artistic career has reached an all-time high (wait — that’s a different song). Beginning June 22, 2014, Fernwood Gallery in Niles Michigan will be featuring … Continue reading
“Display on Dark Water”, acrylic on canvas, 9×12″ After 87 years on the planet, my dear Dad has left for higher ground. I am so very sad. He was a great man, my best buddy and the source of so … Continue reading
When I hear the signature chatter of this crested bird, I always stop and scan the trees to search for him. He might be shooting overhead, preparing to dive-bomb the water (because if I hear him I am inevitably by … Continue reading
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