Tag Archives: landscape

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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Spring Cleaning, a Little Magic and Memories in the Air

I regularly passed the backyard of an old farmhouse near me, and was drawn at first by the forsythia, which was right on the edge of the road as I drove past, then as I slowed down I saw the colorful hanging laundry, always a favorite subject. That hazy spring sunlight with long shadows on […]

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#30PaintingsIn30Days Review, #30in30

Well, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to do a painting for each of the 30 days, but I did 14 new paintings, and they were 14 ideas I’d been wanting to paint for a while, so I consider that a success, for me. I had five more planned, but things get in […]

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Winter Sunset, After Rothko, #30in30 Day One

I am participating in Leslie Saeta’s annual “30 in 30” painting challenge this month. This is my painting for day 1, which was January 1, but I just got a chance to scan and post it. It’s actually the sunset reflected on the eastern horizon, but I guess it could be the western sky as […]

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Just Three More Days for Free September New Member Print: “Autumn in the Valley”

This painting captures early autumn for me, the leaves just beginning to turn, the stunning blue sky drifting with deepening clouds, a little chilly in the canoe on Chartiers Creek. If you like this art too, you can get a free print of it by registering for an account on Portraits of Animals before the […]

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Spring Comes to a Bend in the Creek, prints of pastel

This painting is entitled “Spring Comes to  Bend in the Creek”, 26″ x 19″, done in soft pastel on sanded pastel paper. ABOUT THE ARTWORK I didn’t paint my inspirations of the seasons in any particular order, simply in the order they came to me, though I painted the sketch for this painting, “Spring Thaw”, […]

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