Painting & Writing
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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Pandemic Painting Chronicles Update

Pandemic Painting Chronicles Update

I wonder if an art book called The Pandemic Painting Chronicles would sell, assuming we go back to writing and selling books. The painting I finished today borrows from Matisse, and my memory of our granddaughter’s first pet, Fin the fish, which liked to jump out of...

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Learning to Be Quiet

Learning to Be Quiet

I am learning to be quiet . . .  No. I didn’t say that – You know me! A friend who is off the charts in terms of always using her time well said in recent days she has simply slowed to a snail’s pace her daily routines. “I am content,” she said, “to be quiet in a...

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