Category Archives: canvas print

Birches 2, Radiance, ink and watercolor

I remember, after I’d spent two weeks on the ink drawing that is the basis of this work, holding a wet brush full of yellow watercolor, not sure it was the right thing to do, and absolutely sure I’d screw it up if painted it in. I’m so glad I took the chance. We have […]

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Autumn Showers, the Magic of Birches

Near me, the leaves are beginning to change color in earnest, and autumn rain has been falling. In this experimental oil pastel from 2000, using oil pastels with turpentine to soften and blend them, I tried my best to capture that sense of the blazing white trunks and leaves against the woods darkened by overcast […]

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Autumn Rainbow

This is the colorful sugar maple that stands by Chartiers Creek on my way to Main Street. It’s like an old friend. I chose this angle because it had every color of leaf in it and filled the whole frame with just bits of that brilliant complementary blue autumn sky. Because the leaves are almost […]

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Running Through the Woods, a Day I Love to Remember

This painting was included in 2016: Sun Shadow Ice & Snow, Seasons on the Panhandle Trail. It’s another one I’d been wanting to paint, a day in the woods and on the trail with my great-niece Cassidy and great-nephew Kyler from 2011, from the same visit where I got the reference photos for “The Swimming […]

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Keeping Cool on a Hot Summer Afternoon

On a hot summer afternoon out on the trail, there is nothing more refreshing to me than wading into the deeper area of a stream and cooling off. This painting was actually visualized during one of the visits with my great nieces and nephews and I knew I’d have to paint it, but it came […]

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Morning Brilliance For Your Whole Day

I took so many photos on a perfect sunny May morning of the buttercups glistening with the night’s rainfall, and some I took just for the effect of all that brilliant yellow. I captured this photo right in my own back yard, which is just a little spot of land in a regular old neighborhood. […]

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Pet Day at Slippery Rock Campground Association May 27

 Sunday, May 27, 2018 Pet Day at Slippery Rock Campground Association 1150 W Park Rd, Slippery Rock, PA 16057 SRCA Ball Field … 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Also a Pet Parade Contest and Rabies Clinic Pet Food & Supply drive to benefit the non-profit rescues in attendance. Visit Slippery Rock Campground Association website for […]

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Holiday Open House Studio Sale

Holiday Open House Studio Sale art and photography on the walls plus handmade gift items December 16 and 17, 2017 Noon to 5:00 p.m. 315 Sixth Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106 Having my car in repairs for two months this autumn put a big damper on getting to gift shows and events for the holidays so […]

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The Colors of Autumn and Coming of Winter, “Autumn in the Valley”

Sloping hills blaze with autumn color at a rocky, rippled bend in Chartiers Creek, yet on the horizon deep gray-purple clouds hover; although the day was sunny I remember it being distinctly chilly with a sharpness to the breeze, especially on the water in a canoe, and winter is literally on the horizon. I took […]

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