Category Archives: slate

It’s In the Stars

Like many others, I fell a little in love with the Blood Moon last night — so much so that I was inspired to paint it today.  It’s a big week/month/year for those of us with eyes on the skies. … Continue reading

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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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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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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: 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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The Big Topple

It’s hard to imagine a circus without elephants, but let’s hope that is the direction we’re going, now that Ringling has announced its intent to retire its herd of pachyderms. I’ve heard both arguments on the cause of elephants in … Continue reading

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Pet Star of the Week – Tucker

It has been a busy week for pet portraits; especially with the little mini slates.  These are rapidly shrinking in size, as people want things they can wear as pendants that don’t feel like they would drag you to the … Continue reading

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Cats & Dogs in Art, and the Purrfect Bonus

Paintings on slate take on a life of their own, partly due to the chinks and cracks and chips in the stone itself.  It lends itself to all kinds of creative idiosyncrasies in each piece.  Here are some cat paintings I … Continue reading

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Breakfast Plates, and Slates

My boyfriend made me this special pancake this morning. He claims it just appeared. “It’s a sign!” I screeched, running for the phone. “Hurry up!” he yelled. “It’s gonna burn!” Native Americans believed that eating the heart of something would … Continue reading

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