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Noah’s guitar

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Remember the pictures of my grandniece Sophie playing her violin and then a couple years later, her flute? Well, her little brother Noah, now nearly 10, is also a musician. This Christmas I snapped some photos of him playing his guitar and when I was trying to boot myself back to work in the studio […]

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Portrait of Dennis and Liam con’t

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

  Here’s what happened today. This looks much more like Dennis, having shortened his jaw. The poka dots are from the photo but I kind of like them… hmmm… Values are looking good. Liam’s face was also too long.  Checking against my reference I could see how the nose and mouth needed to be moved […]

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Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Sarah was expecting her first baby to arrive in a week when I took this photo of her in her new hat at my daughter’s house. I thought it was interesting that after I got home I felt more compelled than usual to print out the photo and get going.  I enjoyed communing with Sarah […]

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Brothers 3

Friday, October 29th, 2010

My wonderous nine month old grandson arrived here on the 26th to stay while his parents are in Japan. Skype is a wonderous thing even when the connection falters. We will return him to Portland on the 3rd, have a nice reunion and come home on the sixth.  THEN I will paint again. Until then […]

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Friday, October 15th, 2010

The Roses were a good warm-up; this week I’m on to the painting for my niece. I’m doing this from a photo which I will not post in its original form because it was taken about 8 yrs ago and one of my grand-nephews is not so happy about anyone seeing this image of him […]

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October Roses

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Look who is back in her studio! It was a short summer and a long fall, but enough is enough. It’s time to start painting again!  I did the rough-out of a painting I’ve been promising my niece for about a decade but felt I needed a warm up before I could dive into it.  […]

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Our Home and Studio- the color

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

The next day I was excited to get some color on this canvas, but before we get started I want to show you my new glass pallet and color layout. The glass is an old bathroom shelf which is nice because it’s sturdy and has rounded edges. I backed it with kraft paper which is […]

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Our Home and Studio- the set up

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

As you know, we are selling our place and making that happen is taking up a lot of my time and energy. Draining might be the word. I was starting to feel like I work in an office, on a computer all day. The remedy was obvious: get back in the studio! If I’m hung […]

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“Moonlight Chairs” a la Hopper

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

“Moonlight Chairs” 12 x 12″ oil on canvas $750 Obviously I’ve not spent much time with this blog after the big computer blitz in September. Does that mean I have been painting? Actually, yes, but mostly on canvases I started some time ago and now need to finish. Dennis and I have a show together […]

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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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