Category Archives: My Home Town

My Home Town Celebrates its 125th Anniversary

This year the town of Carnegie, Pennsylvania turns 125 years old. This weekend is the big celebration on Main Street. This weekend is the big celebration. I don’t travel too far to paint and sketch, but find new perspectives to share on the most familiar things around me. I have many paintings and photos of […]

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How Many Sunsets

Ross Colonial Cemetery, named so for the Ross family of settlers around the time of the Revolutionary War, is a tiny site on a residential street now. Each Memorial Day the Boy Scouts clean it up and place flags at the entrance and on a few veterans’ graves. How many sunsets have shone on this […]

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Memorial Day Parade, from the “My Home Town” Series

The good old traditional parade on the good old traditional Main Street, in my home town of Carnegie, PA. I am not a big fan of parades but my mother loved them, so every year until the year before she died I set us up on Main Street regardless of the weather and we cheered […]

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Signs of Spring, Pear Trees on Main Street

A familiar scene will change almost imperceptibly over time, and sometimes also suddenly and irrevocably. In April, when the ornamental pears bloom, Main Street seems more colorful than usual with big clouds of soft white pear trees all along the street. Even though I painted this in 2003, it carries the memories of Carnegie’s Main […]

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A Warm September Morning on Main Street

There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, a little hazy from a morning mist, and though it was mid-September it was warm and humid. On the way to the grocery store that Sunday morning on my bike I was out early because the day would be hot, but at that time it was just sweet, […]

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View from Beechwood, A LIttle Time Capsule

This painting may look like a recent Carnegie scene but it goes way back. I was just out of college and painted it long before I’d decided to devote  part of my career to art, and I marvel that I created this when I did, in 1983. We’ve had a very rainy October and very […]

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Main Street September Morning

There was not a cloud in the sky, hazy from a morning mist, and though it was mid-September it was hot and humid. It was that last warm, languid morning of the season that I wanted to capture. I love quiet little street scenes, and living in a small town they aren’t difficult to find. […]

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Something About a Rainy Night

I love rainy dark streets with reflections on the wet pavement, and streetlights shining up the faces of buildings. This one, however, was all about that tall violet sky making the buildings and hills beyond look small, the clouds breaking apart after the sun had set, leaving a red glow in the clouds on the […]

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25% Discount on Spring Art Originals

Each season when I publish my Nature & Wildlife newsletter I extend a 25% discount on all original art that features the season. For the first two months of the season the discount is only available to list members, but for last month of each season I extend the offer to everyone. This month, of […]

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Three Spring Originals as a Group or in Pairs

Brighten up an area that needs a little springtime all year round! I love that bright spring green and the way shadows are shaped as the leaves begin to fill out the trees. I painted these three small pastels en plein air, in my back yard and walking around Carnegie. From the left they are: […]

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