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October Nature Desktop Calendar: Allegheny River Reflections

I had had another autumn painting chosen for my October calendar, but was secretly hoping I’d paint one of the autumn views I had planned for the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge, and I did. This is a view of the Allegheny River in Western Pennsylvania, seen from Tarentum. I took a quick walk […]

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Serenity, A Long Summer Sunset

This sailboat drifted lazily for hours on the calm waters of Lake Arthur in Western Pennsylvania. As the August afternoon tended toward evening, the sky began to grow pink and the shadows darkened and lengthened, and the serene moment seemed to last for hours. Painted en plein air as I sat on one of the […]

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Sun Shadow Ice & Snow 2017 Exhibit

I’ve been visiting the Panhandle Trail since 2002 with my bike and on foot, for exercise and inspiration, more inspiration than exercise, packing in with backpacks of camera equipment and art supplies. I’ve taken thousands of photos along the trail and off in the woods, but I’ve also done a number of sketches while there […]

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2017: Sun Shadow Ice & Snow, Seasons on the Panhandle Trail August 25-26

Join me for my fourth annual exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail Paintings, sketches and photographs Opening Friday August 25, 2017 5:00 P.M. through Saturday August 26 9:00 P.M. Panhandle Trail Quarry Area as part of Rock The Quarry FEATURED WORK: “Dramatic Light”, digital photo, March 10, 2017 . . […]

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The Quiet of a Summer Field

It’s not about the trees and grass and sky, it’s not about what you can see, it’s about what you can’t see–the hush of a hilltop field on a summer afternoon, the whisper of a breeze, rustle of grass, one bird whistling, and that sense of eternity that I find in the quiet stillness of […]

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A Gallery of Summer Artwork

I’ve featured a few of my favorites, and below is a collage of summer artwork you can choose from.

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Peaches and Peonies, a Moment of Inspiration in June

While Peaches appears in dozens of sketches and hundreds of photos, this is the painting that captures her, pretty, petite, unassuming, a creature of feline habit in her adopted home at the age of 16 after she’d spent a lifetime with someone else, perfectly relaxed and assured that she belonged on the table having a […]

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A Dozen Shades of Gray Anniversary, Art and Cats Transcend Language

June 5 is the fifth anniversary of creating this simple little monochromatic pastel sketch of Jelly Bean enjoying the view out the window with lots of different kinds of light on his fur. It’s still surprising to me that this has always been one of the most popular of all my daily sketches. At the […]

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Fifth Anniversary of Two Cats After van Gogh

It’s the fifth anniversary of this piece of artwork. It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since I saw the exhibit “Van Gogh Up Close” and came home with a head full of ideas—and that evening sketched Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine on the landing for my first “Cats After van Gogh” sketch, a theme […]

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Autumn Showers, the Magic of Birches

From the time I met the paper birch in our front yard I have always been attracted to the delicately detailed white bark of birch trees which seemed to emit its own faint light in any season. Here, in the darkness of the woods, the grouping of white trunks looks like a crowd clustered for […]

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