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Unnamed Tributary, en plein air

On a quiet sunny winter afternoon this little unnamed tributary surely had a lot to say, babbling along over rocks and shelves of slate and limestone on its way to Scrubgrass Creek a distance away. Off in the woods on January 12, 2012, I stood in the snow and painted a little pastel sketch as […]

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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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“Safe” in Plain Sight

The deer were in my back yard this afternoon, well-camouflaged by the light and the muted colors. If you look closely, there are two in this photo. I had seen the most prominent one reclining on the ground, and all I had was my cell phone but I tiptoed around the side of the house […]

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Allegheny River Reflections

This is a view of the Allegheny River in Western Pennsylvania, seen from Tarentum. I took a quick walk through the park along the river on a beautiful autumn day and took as many photos as I could. The hill is very high and steep behind this row of trees and otherwise the hill comes […]

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Paths I Have Walked is Heading to an Exhibit

As I’m preparing for my sixth annual Sun Shadow Ice & Snow: Seasons on the Panhandle Trail exhibit in two weeks, it’s exciting to know that this painting from my 2016 exhibit will be heading to another exhibit just a few days later. The exhibit, “Collective Works of Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators”, is hosted by […]

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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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“Safe” in Plain Sight

All summer long the deer are pretty well camouflaged by all the leaves and dappled shadows from the trees. But suddenly most of the leaves have fallen, yet the deer think they are still well hidden. It’s kind of funny. That was where the idea for this painting “Safe” originated. Though they nibble on some […]

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“Safe” in Plain Sight

All summer long the deer are pretty well camouflaged by all the leaves and dappled shadows from the trees. But suddenly most of the leaves have fallen, yet the deer think they are still well hidden. It’s kind of funny. That was where the idea for this painting “Safe” originated. Though they nibble on some […]

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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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