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Side trip to Illinois

My last art-related visit to Illinois was in late last September for the Port Clinton Art Festival. This time I am shepherding only one painting to Illinois, which will be on display in an exhibit titled “Windows and Doors” at … Continue reading

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Art at Fernwood Botanical Garden

As I recently mentioned, my two paintings from the Sky Pads Series made it into the 6th Annual Landscape exhibit at Fernwood. As predicted, I didn’t win any awards. However, I picked out my personal winner choices before the awards … Continue reading

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I swear I am not detail oriented…

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I accepted a tiny commission a couple of weeks ago. I looked at the source photo and unabashedly said to myself, “no problem”. I always do that after a casual look and then berate myself for not noticing all the … Continue reading

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A week late, but so what?

Last Friday was the opening reception at the Midwest Museum of American Art for the 44th Elkhart Juried Regional exhibit. This is the one that accepted my Sky Pads painting, number 34. Here’s the wall card with the entry stats: … Continue reading

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I have not been missing in action

It only seems like I have disappeared, but now that I have a painting, some sales, and an art fair out of the way, I can actually sit down a while and write something. I finished Sky Pads 36, but … Continue reading

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Busy busy busy…

Once again I had to set aside my painting for a bit in order to get a few other things accomplished. Actually it was more like one big all-consuming project with a deadline. Cass Area Artists, of which I am … Continue reading

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That’s not really green

Here we have the third pass for Sky Pads 36. It looks like there’s quite a bit of green in the picture now. The truth is, it’s a kind of soft navy blue (if there even is such a thing) … Continue reading

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Yellow be gone…some of it anyway

I managed to get truer colors in this photo, which shows the second pass of transparent paint over the poured paint background. Now I will direct my efforts toward working more of the background colors into the lily pads. And … Continue reading

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Sky Pads 36–let’s dream a bit

It won’t stay this way long. The colors didn’t photograph well, and I have too much else to do right at this moment to futz with it. Let’s just say that it won’t always look this yellow. The large yellow … Continue reading

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Maybe yes, maybe no

I meant to have this finished by the end of June. I had a plan. The plan went awry. Basically, I was going take a trick I had done with Sky Pads 34 and apply it to #35. Major fail, … Continue reading

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