#30paintingsin30days Day 17: Late Winter Sunbath

I’d always wanted to paint this photo of my orange boy, Allegro. I took the photo in 1993 or 1994, and it’s been on my mind all this time. I wanted not so much to paint a portrait of Allegro as I wanted to capture that moment that was so much Allegro in his quiet, […]

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#30paintingsin30days Day 16: Illustration

It’s been a little difficult to keep up with posting daily paintings but I am actually working on some artwork each day, including commissions and gifts, which I can’t post right away, and ongoing portraits, which don’t get done in a day. But as the month goes on I can post some of those commissioned […]

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#30paintingsin30days Day 15: Poppies

Just some bright orange poppies in the sun on a summer afternoon. I took photos of a neighbor’s garden and intentionally angled one of them to have the poppies grouped against a dark background with no leaves or buds and as few stems as possible, and no black centers, just a big mass of orange, […]

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“A Good Traveler” Print or Poster

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” ~Lao-Tzu in Chapter 27 of the Tao te Ching, tr. Stephen Mitchell It doesn’t mean you make no plans, just that you allow them to change. I captured this photo of the geese on a rainy morning when our creek was running […]

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#30paintingsin30days Day 13: Sunset Cruise

I took the reference photo for this in 2005. It’s been waiting 12 years to be painted. It was indeed a sunset cruise…down Chartiers Creek on a perfect July evening. Not only the delicate light on the nearly still water and the clear sky gradating up to deep blue, but the curve of the hills […]

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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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“Awakening” in Warm Autumn Colors

When I created this 16″ round linoleum block print in 2004, I’d intended for it to be versatile. Beginning with my Tortie Girls block prints a few years previous I’d worked out the mechanics of printing on rice paper that could be hand-tinted to add color in various media, from dustings of pastel to watercolors […]

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#30paintingsin30days Day Four: Sunset, Moonset

NOTE: The scanned image was not accurate so I photographed it and replaced it. Sometimes the moon follows the sun over the edge, especially as it did this summer evening after storms cleared. The lower sky was layered with clouds in all colors, wispy, puffy blended as if I’d put my finger up there and […]

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#30paintingsin30days Day 3: Mimi in the Laundry Shade

NOTE: The original scan I posted wasn’t accurate, too contrasty and colors were not accurate, so I photographed it the next day and replaced the image. This was painted from a photo I took in August 2015. I’ve always wanted to do a simple little painting of it: my colorful dresses and skirts moving gently […]

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Calendar Designs, Anyone?

When I was at my Panhandle Trail exhibit last weekend a woman parked her bike outside of my tent, stopped in and noted all the familiar places in my photos and art, and then she asked for the calendar. I had intended to design a poster calendar, but I had no calendars at all with […]

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