Category Archives: Medium

June Nature Desktop Calendar: The Perfect Place

Just one little careful study of sun on the bench and flowers, from anothers’ garden. My own garden bench should be so well landscaped. I loved this scene and the way I managed to capture it with the coarse board I had prepared, but in the years since then I have found this little painting […]

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The Artist’s Life: Accepted Into an Exhibit, “Bath, Interrupted”

I entered this painting into two back-to-back exhibits through the 2021 Westmoreland Art Nationals, the Westmoreland County Community College Exhibit and the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, and it was accepted into both! Mariposa didn’t win any of the regular show awards, but she is still in the running for the People’s Choice Award, determined […]

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April Nature Desktop Calendar: Emerging Spring

A scene tucked away along my favorite trail, I’ve visualized this spring painting for probably all the 20 years I’ve been walking this trail. Carefully tiptoeing through the brush at the edge of the opposite bank I leaned out, holding on to a sapling for balance, to see the suddenly brilliant mosses contrasting with the […]

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Honorable Mention in North Hills Art Center Exhibit “Where Love Dwells”

Ironically, I wasn’t going to enter this painting, but a friend presumed I would enter “Studio Morning Shift” and I reconsidered. It was honored with an Honorable Mention in the Winter show at the North Hills Art Center. Looks like home to me! Where Love Dwells benefits Hello Neighbor, a Pittsburgh nonprofit “committed to supporting […]

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Another Painting and Essay Published in “Woods Reader”

In 2018 I submitted for publication a few of my paintings and their stories to nature-themed magazines and websites. Woods Reader responded with interest and in 2019 they published “The Rope Swing”. When I sent my submission to them I had sent one painting and essay, and later as we discussed other possible stories I […]

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February Feline Desktop Calendar: New Painting, “Draw Me Like One of Your French Cats”

I just couldn’t resist when Sienna decided to help me make the bed by showing me her belly and looking coy. Especially on that woven throw with its all-over pattern of fruits and leaves, I just had to draw her! Read more and download your feline desktop calendar: Featured Artwork and February Desktop Calendar: New […]

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February Nature Desktop Calendar: Biding Time

What do doves do all day? Just kind of hang out waiting for something to happen? The doves always seem to have some purpose beyond just sitting there, but sit they will for hours, moving only slightly, perhaps waiting for friends to join them. These doves are waiting in the maple tree outside my bedroom […]

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Dusk in the Woods

I took the reference photos for this painting on January 30, 2005, so it’s an anniversary of sorts. It’s a painting of the woods in snow, but in addition to how I love snow and to be in the woods, it’s also deeply connected to several other things in my life in a special way. […]

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January Feline Desktop Calendar: A Sweet Cuddle

Every once in a while I like to move away from complicated, colorful art and appreciate just a simple line and what it can express. The New Member print is a signed digital print of my pastel “A Sweet Cuddle”. This print is 8″ x 11″ and is matted to fit an 11 x 14 […]

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Commissioned Portrait: Brothers, Paladin and Percy, and Consider Giving a Portrait Certificate

To really be true to the two together, we had to use the entire photo, from their butts to their toes. Also, consider giving a certificate for a commissioned portrait as a gift for the holidays. Read more on The Creative Cat: Commissioned Portrait: Brothers, Paladin and Percy, and Consider Giving a Portrait Certificate

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