Category Archives: art

Portugal, condensed, sort of

Greg (aka “the SO”) and I visited Portugal for a week and a half over the Christmas/New Years holidays. I have just uploaded 75 photos for this blog and have little sense of how to keep you interested in them. … Continue reading

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Short things in winter

Since we’re only a few short days into January, I thought I would make a very short post about Sky Pads 20. It’s finished! That is all… Coming soon, a new pet portrait. Oh yeah, and that Portugal post I … Continue reading

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Late but accounted for

This is Shadow, who is the beloved horse of my client’s sister. She loves to ride along this river path, so my task was to put together three photos to make him just happen to be there all by himself … Continue reading

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Looks promising

I blocked in some of the lights and darks on Sky Pads 20, just to keep myself from getting lost in the complicated middle left section. This one is interesting at this early stage because it reminds me of what … Continue reading

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Can’t believe we’re at 20

The last time I did an extended series I wimped out at 16 paintings. I feel much more motivated about this series, probably because I still feel challenged by it too. This is a really nice subtle background. It’s a … Continue reading

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A mixed bag

I’m always gobsmacked when someone is totally taken by one of my paintings, and it just happened with this watercolor. I made a retirement gift of this painting to a woman who not only admired it, but was responsible for … Continue reading

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First EmyLou, now just Lou

A couple of posts back I showed you EmyLou. I can now reveal–since the gift”er” can’t seem to wait until Christmas to hand over presents to her gift”ees”–the first painting in my previous post A Pair of Puzzles.  This painting … Continue reading

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