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Painting with Sophie

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

“Penny on the Porch” My 9 year old grandniece Sophie, who I painted at Christmas playing her violin, is visiting for a few days and today we spent part of the afternoon painting. Sophie was a great student, working from a sketch she had made earlier of our dog Penny and creating a composition with […]

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Ashland Sky

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

“Ashland Sky” 41/2” x 61/2” oil on paper, matted $98 A few nights ago we drove the 50 minutes it takes us to get to Ashland to attend the opening of a friend’s show. She was in Terry’s plein air workshop this summer and it was fun to see a group of her landscapes together. […]

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Beach Fires & Unconsciousness

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Hello out there-I said “you may not hear from me for a while” and it has been over a month! The show in Portland went well and we came home to the joy of spring gardening and the sorrow of having to deal with a rental property we own and need to sell. It’s been […]

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At the Window

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

“At the Window” 8″ x 6″ oil on canvas SOLD Thanks, A.M. My daughter shot the photo below, in the bathroom mirror of our motel room, on the last trip we took together. She likes the work of Edward Hopper and maybe saw something of his mood in me standing at the window. Someone once […]

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The Good Red Road

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

“The Good Red Road” 9 x12″ oil on mahogany panel SOLD- Thanks, N.W. I liked this painting when I started it some months ago, but it was set aside. The inspiration came from a hawk that was reappearing every day on our property to the point that I finally consulted my Medicine Cards to see […]

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Early Sky

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

“Early Sky” 12×9 “oil on canvas SOLD Thanks, A.M. Last Friday I spent way too much time on the computer. I was disappointed that yet another day had gone by without painting, so after dinner, still feeling glum, I flipped through my photos filed under “landscapes” and this scene jumped out to serve my mood. […]

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Harvesting Pumpkins

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

“Harvesting Pumpkins” 6×8″ oil on canvas SOLD After almost two weeks of glorious spring weather and time in the garden, we are back to cold and rain. Somehow this fall scene of harvesting pumpkins seemed the right thing to post today. I have been busy working on larger paintings, which you will see eventually. Other […]

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Red Ball

Friday, March 7th, 2008

“Red Ball” 6×8″ oil on canvas $98 SOLD, Thanks L.B. Our friend Tom was house-sitting recently, and part of his job was to take the dog out every day for a game of fetch. Tom is not much of a dog-lover, but dutifully took the dog out and threw a ball for him. The dog […]

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Shasta Abbey

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Last Friday I drove south a couple of hours to Shasta Abbey to attend a Beginners Meditation Retreat for “instruction in the practice of Serene Reflection Meditation, talks on basic Buddhist teachings and on the purpose of Buddhist training, and opportunities to put the Buddhist teachings into practice in daily life”. I have been meditating […]

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Sophie’s Serenade

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

“Sophie’s Serenade” 6×8′ oil on canvas SOLD Looking at the paintings I’ve posted this month you would never know my favorite subjects are people. The problem is getting a model and so photos are often used for reference. Here’s the snap-shot I took of my grand-niece and used for this painting: Often I will compose […]

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