Category Archives: My Home Town

Something About a Rainy Night

I love rainy dark streets with reflections on the wet pavement, and streetlights shining up the faces of buildings. This one, however, was all about that tall violet sky making the buildings and hills beyond look small, the clouds breaking apart after the sun had set, leaving a red glow in the clouds on the […]

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25% Discount on Spring Art Originals

Each season when I publish my Nature & Wildlife newsletter I extend a 25% discount on all original art that features the season. For the first two months of the season the discount is only available to list members, but for last month of each season I extend the offer to everyone. This month, of […]

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Three Spring Originals as a Group or in Pairs

Brighten up an area that needs a little springtime all year round! I love that bright spring green and the way shadows are shaped as the leaves begin to fill out the trees. I painted these three small pastels en plein air, in my back yard and walking around Carnegie. From the left they are: […]

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Signs of Spring, Pear Trees on Main Street

Spring may have actually finally arrived and Carnegie’s Main Street is once again awash in white blossoms. I felt so bad to see the clouds of white blossoms bending down under snow cover, but now the weather is warmer, the sun is bright, and the pear tree blossoms survived two late snows. It’s time to […]

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The Sun and Mist, Spring Comes to a Bend in the Creek

No leaves on the trees yet, but strong spring sun fills the misty air as the creek rushes by with its spring volume. Rain and snowmelt rush over rocks and gravel and hurry around the bend, the sycamores reflecting white in the stark early morning sunlight, a little bit of mist wafting among the trees. […]

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#30paintingsin30days, Day 24: Dusk After the Storm

A storm overtook us as we paddled canoes and kayaks down Chartiers Creek one July evening. We took out and watched it from among trees on the bank as the world turned black then fogged with rain, lightning struck just over the hills around us and the creek ran faster and faster and rose foot […]

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Frosty Morning, Just Before Sunrise

It looks like this out there this morning. The coldest, frostiest mornings always seem to come in January, right after all the warmth and color of the holiday season. I painted this in January 2012, standing at my window to sketch the basics but finishing from a photo, the light so fleeting. I look at […]

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#30paintingsin30days Day 24: Main Street September Morning

I love quiet little street scenes, and living in a small town they aren’t difficult to find7 There were people around aside from me—some of the shadows on the sidewalk are from cars—so it was just a momentary empty sidewalk. I remember paying more attention to the two flags slowly waving back and forth on […]

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View from Beechwood, Acrylic and Ink

This painting may look like a recent Carnegie scene but it goes way back, 34 years to be exact. I was just out of college and painted it long before I’d decided to devote  part of my career to art, and I marvel that I created this when I did, in 1983. This was a […]

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How Many Sunsets Have Warmed This Place

How many sunsets have shone on this site in Carnegie, the angled sun shining nearly horizontally on the cliff about the creek. Currently, it’s Ross Colonial Cemetery, named so for the Ross family of settlers around the time of the Revolutionary War, but the site has been a lookout for millennia as one can stand […]

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