Category Archives: painting

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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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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Horse and Sleight

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

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Evolution of a Dolphin Painting

Despite being a movie buff, I have never seen, “The Cove,” and that is by my choice.  I think I would find the imagery too disturbing. I’ve been enamored of dolphins since I was about 12 years old, and had … Continue reading

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Border Collie on Slate

My friend Barb’s border collie is featured in today’s slate painting. This beautiful dog has appeared on billboards promoting pet expos all over the country from Michigan to New York. She is easily one of the fastest dogs I have … Continue reading

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Endless Equine Art

Last night I watched “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” on Netflix, Werner Herzog’s documentary about the Paleolithic-era paintings in the Chauvet cave of Southern France.  Deemed the oldest works of art on record, the paintings were primarily of horses.  Their scruffy … Continue reading

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Paintings on Slate

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

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Clifford’s Expos, Eh?

We were excited to learn that the Novi Equestrian Expo and Novi Pet Expo, both traditionally held in November, were under new management this year.  The new promoters were enthusiastic and happy to add Clifford to their entertainment list for … Continue reading

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Today’s Project – the Kingfisher

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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Morning Oats

Well, what can one say after a long hiatus? I have let my blogspot fall into neglect… Alas… And unfortunately the past year has provided plenty to blog about. Clifford has toured the eastern part of the USA, visiting libraries, … Continue reading

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