Category Archives: art

“Starting a New Life”

This is the title of the mural in my town of Dowagiac, Michigan which I have been occasionally posting about all summer. It is now complete, and was officially dedicated to the city and accepted by the Mayor last Saturday. … Continue reading

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Oh oh oh–so excited!

Yes, me super excited. That almost never happens. But I’m 99.9% sure this painting is complete, and I won’t even go into all the second thoughts I had about it as I was working on it which led me to … Continue reading

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Short and sweet

Several more layers on this one, especially on the tree trunks and the house. Tree trunks probably have four layers–took that many to get a good “bark” look. Will be tackling the foliage next. I visited the cottage a few … Continue reading

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Sun dance vs rain dance

If you were to look back over several years of my posts about the Reins of Life benefit dressage shows, you would notice a consistent theme having to do with rain on show days. This year threatened to be the … Continue reading

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Part 2 of the 4-part journey

I decided to start the second of the cottage paintings more in the process I usually use. Which of course means that if you aren’t already familiar with that process you have no idea what I’m talking about. So, briefly, … Continue reading

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It’s a winner

Short reason for it being number 1–my client did indeed love this painting. In her original plan she was thinking about having four of them, one for each of her adult children. Of course, I couldn’t expect a commitment until … Continue reading

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Chez Carroll

C’est fini! At least it is unless my client finds something that needs fixing. This painting is quite shiny due to copious use of gloss medium. It looks rich and deep in person, but the shine makes for a dicey … Continue reading

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