Category Archives: art

A few hours later–#23

It’s amazing how quickly I can arrive at a destination once I have a semblance of an idea of where I’m going! To see two previous versions of this painting click on the ← above the title of this post. … Continue reading

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23, 1-1/2 layers and 1 month later

Because a few weeks have passed since I posted the background, I thought it might be a good idea to refresh everyone’s memory. Besides art fairs and a horse portrait and a horse show stalling things (sorry about the unintended … Continue reading

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Half a weekend in (or mostly near) a white tent

I suppose not just the Midwest, but most of the northern hemisphere, has been plagued with a heat wave of some sort since late spring. It was our turn here in Michigan this past Saturday, just in time for the … Continue reading

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Weekend in a Chicago white tent

This was an art festival that I was determined to be a part of even though fate seemed to think otherwise after the windstorm the weekend before crushed some paintings and twisted some tent parts. Miraculously–or so it seemed–I was … Continue reading

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Time out for horses

  Mary was a long-time client of my barn manager Wendy, and they are still great friends. So when Mac crossed the rainbow bridge to join Jacques a few weeks back, Wendy wanted a painting of them together for Mary. … Continue reading

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Is someone trying to tell me something?

I spent two sultry sticky suffocating days at the inaugural Valparaiso Art Festival. Which would have been fine except for a couple of problematic details—but let’s do the good stuff first. The event was in a popular location, had a … Continue reading

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OMG #23!

This is the first time I’ve been able to create a paint pour background that runs in two different directions. I have something special in mind for the lily pads which will accompany it but will wait for viewers telling … Continue reading

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