Tag Archives: digital prints

Autumn Colors, En Plein Air, On the Trail

I played hooky today and ran off into the woods. Autumn has been developing most beautifully and I keep trying to find the time to get out there and have a few hours in the woods to paint and photograph and just walk barefoot on the trails at least one last time this year. A […]

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Deserted Cottages, a Long-ago Image, and a Childhood Friend

Sometimes a painting holds far more than just the image, and connections that hold many people together, as these deserted cottages did in life, on paper, and inspiration. In October 2011 I posted the original of this painting of deserted cottages along Lake Erie, and told of memories of my mother, selling her house, and […]

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The Quiet Presence of Water, The Silent Lake

From one of my trips an hour or so north to Presque Isle on Lake Erie, a beach, a horizon with water, and a big sky, I love it, no matter the weather. Storms had passed and left the sky overcast, but just as the sun dropped toward the horizon the light struggled through a […]

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My Neighbor’s Laundry, A Summer Thing

I do have a thing for laundry. This is one of several paintings featuring or including laundry. This could be anywhere, but Carnegie really is a place where people still use their backyards to hang laundry, including me. And it really is my neighbor’s laundry in the back yard on a lovely summer morning. I […]

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Red Trillium in the Spring Woods

May is all about wildflowers for me, each day a new flower blooming, everywhere you look, even the dandelions, I love them all. I took at least a half dozen photos of red trillium on this outing on the Panhandle Trail, but I love this photo of the red trillium for the interesting angle I […]

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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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The Sense of a Summer Field

It’s not about the trees and grass and sky, it’s not about what you can see, it’s about what you can’t see–the hush of a hilltop field on a summer afternoon, the whisper of a breeze as it cools your sun-warmed skin, rustles through the tall grass which ripples like waves, one bird whistling, the […]

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A Long Summer Sunset on the Lake

This sailboat drifted lazily for hours on the calm waters of Lake Arthur in Western Pennsylvania. As the August afternoon tended toward evening, the sky began to grow pink and the shadows darkened and lengthened, and the serene moment seemed to last for hours. Painted en plein air as I sat on one of the […]

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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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March Featured Artwork and Desktop Calendar: Chocolate Bath

It’s a little painting of a little black cat. I love to paint Mimi, I think because she is so self-aware and nearly all her poses are graceful and inspiring. Possibly it’s just because I love her so much. Black cats have many colors in their fur. The warm sun shows off Mimi’s mahogany highlights […]

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