Painting & Writing
The Tail End Of September and Autumn 2020

The Tail End Of September and Autumn 2020

This year’s sunflowers lasted until the last day of summer; autumn arrived with a sunny chilly fresh burst. This time last year, we were coming through a hot dry patch. In fact, in September of 2019 we were in what I learned was a flash drought. It’s one reason last...

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Fifty Paintings, More or Less

Fifty Paintings, More or Less

To date, I have finished 50 paintings, more or less. At least five more await completion. A few of these have been languishing years; three, a few months. Others, though, have moved to other homes! Trying to get these framed for a show would be . . . expensive.  So,...

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The Painting Adventure Continues

The Painting Adventure Continues

As each painting adventure begins, I have a little talk with myself. My subject  – a painting or photograph  -- by a favorite artist – is usually simple and colorful. I anticipate how it will be. But I have a little chat with myself. It’s not going to look like what I...

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Matisse, A Mistake, and Me

Matisse, A Mistake, and Me

You know I love Matisse.  His work has been a grand and gaudy inspiration, helping me build a pandemic portfolio. I adapted one work to express how I feel about COVID-19.  That happy little goldfish, hopping out of the bowl, has no idea the speed her little life will...

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Ready to Begin Another New Normal?

Ready to Begin Another New Normal?

We are beginning another new normal as the federal guidelines for social distancing expires . . . all of us will be beginning it whether we leave our homes or not. The worst part of the new normal is the anxiety that has made itself at home in my heart.  My peers are...

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