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Joyful Garden – A Saga

I struggled with her. I couldn’t get the composition to sing, so I put the painting up and let it rest. Nearly a month later I took it out again and saw what it needed. I needed fresh eyes and a little boost, which inadvertently came from a fun conversation on Facebook. Note in the […]

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Pan – An Abstract Panel Painting

The reason this painting is called Pan is because I hoped it would pan out.   Not all titles are equal. Pan is an acrylic and ink painting on heavy white board size 12 inches long by 3 and 1/4th inches wide.  Today in therapy I was asked why I do more abstract paintings than […]


Between the brush and life

There’s a lot of work to be done on this blog. My art has changed making it necessary to reorganize the galleries and even add a few. I’m excited about it but at the same time it feels daunting. A little at a time I suppose. And it’ll have to be fit in between painting […]

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Ancient Pathway

I played. That’s how this painting came about, I played. This is a combination of handmade paper from India, a cut out, a sunflower and rubber stamps made by yours truly. I just started stamping and layering then came the elephant, the tall leaves and the sunflower. I sat looking at the painting. I knew […]

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Present and accounted for. I am here. Painting details: She is coming of age and realizing her value. She is made of every fine gem and precious metal hue. Her hair stands tall like that of a sunflower, her eyes look straight ahead into the now and the future. Dripping from her ears are strikes […]

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Sweet Anna Bell – Ugly Girl

She’s been a long time coming. I don’t know why it took so long to finish her but, here she is. I present to you, ‘Sweet Anna Bell – Ugly Girl.’ Scribbled on the back of the paper she’s painted on dated June 10, 2013, I wrote: She’s tall, skinny and lanky. She’s wearing second […]

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Fire White Butterfly

A fire white butterfly with wings wide open spans 4 inches on rich earth tone colors. Wine, turquoise, gold, burnt umber and a touch of burnt orange makes the butterfly really pop off the 5 x 7 canvas board. The wings have been tipped with powder blue and edged with gold. Texture. Texture is key […]

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Let Her Fly

This piece was created in one night. I took the paper that already had sawdust prepped on it and I began adding shapes and colors.  My goal was to manage some heavy Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms I was having. I thought to myself, I want to go to sleep, but I can’t. I just […]