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Original Painting Sold: Summer Sunset, Robinson Run

I’m thrilled that this painting is now in a home that will love it as much as I do. This family had purchased another original as well as a couple of portraits from me—and adopted one of my rescued cats, so we have a friendship as well. We also share a love of trails and […]

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Open Water – Today

I found open water and lots of color even though it’s still just early March. Sometimes I need to awaken my creative senses with a taste of the natural world. Often these aren’t planned excursions but extemporaneous visits to places I know well while I’m running errands. I return with more than I’d set out […]

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Cool Off in a Summer Sunset

Imagine a summer afternoon so hot you had to soak yourself in the shallow stream in the woods to cool down after your day on the trail, cool water flowing around you, holding your place in the current, and watching the sun drop toward the horizon through the trees. What a great way to spend […]

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Let’s Make It Summer Again: Geraniums and Parsley

Oh, I can just feel that summer afternoon with the windows and doors open and birds singing and the noonday sun straight overhead to shine a spotlight on the pots of geraniums and parsley on the steps to my deck. Every time I looked at it I stopped and smiled. The original painting is still […]

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Familiar Winter Scene

The graceful curve of the railroad tracks in any season, because I admire it all the time, is an inspiration to create. In the starkness of the snowy day, the minimized palette honestly black and white even in a photo, the trees rising straight up all around, marching up the steep hill toward the sky […]

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From a Spontaneous Photo Shoot at Dusk to Holiday Cards

I was hoping for a fantastic sunset as I drove home from errands, but no luck tonight. With a light dusting of snow, a gentle snowfall began again as dusk began to fall, and the clouds remained resolutely solid gray. Still, I got some nice photos as I drove through Settler’s Cabin Park where I’d […]

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Dusk in the Woods Votive

When I made the Star of Wonder votive yesterday I also had Dusk in the Woods in mind if the technique worked. It did, and I couldn’t wait to see Dusk in the Woods on a votive too. Dusk in the Woods is a nearly square painting to I had to decide how to crop […]

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Colorful Little Crabapples on a November Day, “Unexpected Berries” Holiday Cards

Has someone decorated the bare trees for the holidays? Yes, Mother Nature! I took this photo on a similarly gray day and those colorful little apples looked as if they glowed and the bare branches had a wonderful silvery cast. Walking in the quiet of a winter day I see some of the most beautiful […]

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Leafy Coasters to Enjoy in Winter

So many leaves are gone—where did the color go? Keep a few handy with coasters made from real leaves. Though these coasters were inspired for a summer event, it was really autumn I had in mind. I’d always loved the white patina on terra cotta clay pieces and my little experiment in reproducing that look […]

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October Nature Desktop Calendar: Deserted Cottages

I painted this 20 years ago, and still, each time I look at it, I see something new. And I can see the leaves flutter, watch the shadows trace over the cottages, hear the grass whisper in the breeze and the waves break on the beach. It’s on the short list of favorites of my […]

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