Archive | Paintings—process

Sneak Peek

If you’ve been following my blog or any of my social media sites, you may have noticed that I haven’t posted very much new work lately. You might think that I haven’t been very busy, artistically. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Since October or November, I’ve been busy working on a couple of […]

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My New Beau is Better

If you’re at all a Mac person, and maybe even if you’re not, you’ll know that Apple recently released their latest version of the iPad along with a couple of nifty accessories. The new iPad Pro is a larger, brighter, juicier version of the regular iPad. There’s a special optional keyboard available and—ta, da!—the Apple […]

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Enjoying a Rosy Romance

Lately I’ve been enjoying a rosy little romance with a new method for working out the details of a painting. Sometimes I get to a certain involvement with a piece, but then get stymied and don’t know how to proceed next. It’s like a form of stage fright, where I freeze up and can’t commit […]

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When Birds Visit

I am very fortunate to have many bird visitors to my yard. The front yard, with its newly planted trees and admittedly weedy lawn attracts robins, flickers and jays. The back yard, with its endless cornucopia of yummy bird food (safflower, sunflower, peanuts, niger, suet and nectar) attracts a huge variety all year round. We […]

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Bunnies in My Yard

There seem to be more bunnies around this year than previously. We think we have at least one front yard bunny and a back yard bunny, but they could be the same one. Who knows? Other than size differences, they all look pretty much the same. However, the front yard bunny has a hole near […]

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A New Series to Explore

Recently I uploaded five paintings in a new series I’m exploring. I’m calling it the Pictoglyphic series because it’s pictorial, but also glyphic, with hieroglyphic-like markings in the backgrounds, markings that relate to the nature theme I’ve been exploring in the Earthly Delights series. The Pictoglyphic series came about as I was experimenting with some […]

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For the Birds

Lately I’ve enjoyed watching the variety and beauty of birds migrating back after the long winter. I’ve seen some wonderful species, such as the marvelous Indigo Bunting (the most gorgeous blue) and Northern Oriole (bright orange and black). On one of my walks along the marsh, I noticed that the swans had returned. Is it […]

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Growth of a Fern

In one of my early posts I wrote about how important it is for an artist to keep an art journal or sketchbook. It’s a way to generate new ideas and document thoughts that would otherwise disappear. I admit I’ve been remiss the last year in using my sketchbook regularly. In focusing on painting non-representational […]

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