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My Studio Window in Autumn

All the years I’ve been here I’ve loved my time in my studio, which was also once my foster room. I often remark how my cats enjoy spending time with me in my studio because they sense my own enjoyment of what I’m doing, and for frightened fosters not only can they sense that but […]

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A Sweet Summer Memory: Geraniums and Parsley

An artist in one of the groups I post in said she could feel the “absolute joy” in this painting. Yes, the exuberance of nature on a beautiful summer day, and my joy at even just a little bit of life and color to be inspired by in the year I didn’t have a garden. […]

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Another September, Mimi in the Laundry Shade

I was hanging out these exact dresses and skirts in the bright sun this morning, with Mimi and Mewsette milling around then settling down in the shade because it was so hot, very much like the August morning I took the photo, or the September morning, September 4 to be exact, when I painted it. […]

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It’s That Time Again: Geraniums and Parsley

Typically when I look out my back door I see my big vegetable garden, lots of perennial flowers and wildflowers, and my everlasting pink and red geraniums, some of which are 15 years old and saved in the basement each winter. In 2016, after my wild black cherry tree fell the year before and smashed […]

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Headed for the Beach in the Evening

No, I’m not on vacation, I painted this in 2000. But it’s evening and I love that feeling of the breeze in the beach grasses, the sound of the waves breaking just over the dune, and the long and colorful shadows and warm sunlight. After the first time I visited the beach I discovered that […]

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Pittsburgh’s Rivers in Morning Light

Lately I’ve been traveling into Pittsburgh and crossing a river in the morning, looking down in this direction. It’s often misty along the rivers, and coming toward Pittsburgh from the west the early morning sun lights the mist with different tones, on this particular day it was pink and all else looked a dusky blue. […]

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Mimi in the Laundry Shade

Finally! This morning we could re-enact one of our favorite activities: hanging out the laundry on a warm, sunny morning. This painting was from a summer morning but even though it’s May it’s quite warm out there right now, and Mimi and I took some extra time to enjoy it. This was painted from a […]

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April Nature Desktop Calendar: Tea for Tulips

I knew I’d love to paint the tulips, but I really needed to learn to paint the rust on the teapot. I intentionally kept the background vague and loose in shades of green and neutral tones to complement the brilliant reds, oranges and yellows and extreme detail in each of the tulips. The frothy white […]

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April Feline Desktop Calendar: Holly on the Rocker

A LITTLE WHITE LIE is sometimes what it takes to save an animal from a bad situation. Well, that and a convenient cereal box, but it all works out for the better. . . . . . . . Holly’s dad was working on his apartment building in a small town 50 miles from his […]

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We Were Listening to Granados, de Falla and Rodrigo

If you don’t know your Spanish classical guitar composers, now is your chance. I was listening to them while I painted this, but it could also be that Fromage was listening to them when I took the photo of her while visiting her family on Easter four years ago. I got to see my former […]

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