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Now I Am Painting

It’s been a very busy few weeks. Getting ready for a glorious wedding party, family camp at the beach, managing two hoeseholds, walking, golfing and only once standing before a white canvas and pondering what to paint next. The artist

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Rainbow Story

Everyone has a, “Rainbow Story”. Plain and simple as that. We see them most while driving on the freeway with wide open spaces after a heavy rain. Sometimes if we are really lucky we see a double rainbow and shout

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Scheffler For The Win

It’s was a “Master’s” golf weekend. I really wanted to paint a green jacket. The esteemed green jacket for the winner of the “Master’s Golf Tournement 2022”. On the first day of the Master’s PGA Tournament I was watching one

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Keep At It

I’m not going to candy coat the emotions that I have experienced over the last three weeks. It is been hard.  It has been challenging. It has been a barrage of emotions colliding with absolute pure excitement as I work

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“Holiday Cheer”

I really wanted to paint something special to go above my mantle for the holidays. I think I am my hardest client. I’ve actually wanted to do this for years. The kids always voted for natural green wreaths and lots

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My Life Today

In the late 80’s I attended the Art Institute of Seattle. I was in their “Advertising and Graphic Design” program. We were given an assignment based on the details of knowing a client. The instructor said that within 30 minutes

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Early Sunrise Home.

I took this picture on our way home. We left just after 6am to beat the traffic. It was a bit of a blinding few moments as the visors in the car we’re not able to block the direct sun.

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My Toolbox

I was cleaning up my work space and had a good chuckle. I have three different mason jars with over 25 paint brushes in each jar. One jar for fine brushes, another with medium brushes and another with larger brushes.

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“Your Secrets”

The play room holds all, “Your Secrets”. Every room of your house holds all your secrets and in some cases a lot of dust, too. I was painting this piece and thinking of people who have a lot of secrets.

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“Esculate” My Emotions

I am sitting here staring at this piece. I have not seen it since May (2021). Is was left on the eisel to dry in a place I visit in California. There I have a space to paint. I painted

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Suzie Q How I Love You

“Suzie Q How I Love You” is more about how to repurpose a painting with a really good story around it. The friendship and love I have for one of my favorite humans, my younger sister Suzie. Inspires this post.

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My Blue Heart

When I am mixing colors and trying to find new hues and gradations of the rainbow I will often come up with unique and unusual pieces. I will take those pieces and put them aside and note the color combination

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Create In Me A Clean Heart

Psalm 51:10-12 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;

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Red White & Blue

Every time I paint with red, white and blue I think of the honor it is to live in America and the love I have for my country. Even when there is uncertainty, division, chaos, and so many unknowns I

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“My Brain”

Ever since I could remember I have always loved the combination of colors. Maybe it started when I got my first pink huffy bike. Maybe it started when I learned the Bible story of Noah and the ark and the

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