Category Archives: prints of artwork

Autumn Showers, the Magic of Birches

Near me, the leaves are beginning to change color in earnest, and autumn rain has been falling. In this experimental oil pastel from 2000, using oil pastels with turpentine to soften and blend them, I tried my best to capture that sense of the blazing white trunks and leaves against the woods darkened by overcast […]

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Autumn Still Lifes in Oil Pastel

I got to visit a few of my original paintings from the 90s last year when I visited a customer/friend’s home with some framing. These two paintings are “Squashes” and “Green Apples” painted in oil pastel back when I was first experimenting with them 20 years ago. It’s always interesting to see earlier works and […]

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Running Through the Woods, a Day I Love to Remember

This painting was included in 2016: Sun Shadow Ice & Snow, Seasons on the Panhandle Trail. It’s another one I’d been wanting to paint, a day in the woods and on the trail with my great-niece Cassidy and great-nephew Kyler from 2011, from the same visit where I got the reference photos for “The Swimming […]

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Fifth Annual Exhibit: Sun Shadow Ice & Snow, Seasons on the Panhandle Trail, August 24 and 25

My fifth annual exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail Paintings, sketches and photographs opening Friday August 24 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. through Saturday August 25 3:00 to 11:00 p.m. Panhandle Trail Quarry Area as part of Rock The Quarry FEATURED WORK: “Summer Sunset on Robinson Run”, pastel, 12 x 18 […]

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Peaches and Peonies, a Celebration of Spring Flowers and Sunlight, and a Certain Calico Cat

My old-fashioned pink peonies are fervently blooming this year, since we’ve lost a tree and they finally have enough light to really show off. Those aren’t the peonies in this painting, but any time I see peonies I think of Peaches and the moment I saw her bathing on the table in that sweet spring […]

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Fifth Annual Exhibit: Sun Shadow Ice & Snow, Seasons on the Panhandle Trail, August 24 and 25

My fifth annual exhibit SUN SHADOW ICE & SNOW seasons along the panhandle trail Paintings, sketches and photographs opening Friday August 24 5:00 to 11:00 p.m. through Saturday August 25 3:00 to 11:00 p.m. Panhandle Trail Quarry Area as part of Rock The Quarry FEATURED WORK: “Summer Sunset on Robinson Run”, pastel, 12 x 18 […]

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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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Vernal Equinox 2018 Nature & Wildlife Newsletter

Welcome Spring I hope your new year has started off well and continues that way. Even though the time change has thrown me off, I can still enjoy the lengthening days, the warmer sunshine, the emerging green of spring. No matter how many times I see life reawaken after winter it is still a miracle. […]

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Colorful Kelly, a Little Surprise of Color

This sketch totally surprised me—I’d never done a thing like it before. Inspired by Kelly awaking from a nap on my desk, I’d been about to try out these watercolor pencils while she was sleeping. I discovered that what I thought was black was navy blue and decided to go ahead. I’m so glad I […]

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Watching Birds in Snow

These birds were actually pecking around in the snow under a bird feeder, but their random order and little shadows were intriguing. This was done en plein air—but not outside so I wouldn’t cause the birds to fly off. In winter I have feeders visible from just about every window. Watching the birds gather, mill […]

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