Tag Archives: pastel painting

Sometimes Art Fights Back!

Last summer I took photos of a local pasture: With the photos right next to one another, you can see that it’s two sides of the same pasture. That large clump of trees at the right of the left hand … Continue reading

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Painting Conversations

This is a dual-meaning title! I’m referring to my latest painting, “Sky and Lake Conversation,” as well as the process of painting it. Here’s what I mean….. My painting started with this reference photo. Lovely, isn’t it? I have been drawn … Continue reading

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A Change of Scene!

I am just back from a month in Tucson. I have never taken a vacation that long….retirement is great! Traveling with art gear is not so easy, but I wanted to take advantage of the change of scene to make art. … Continue reading

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Pushing Color (#2)

I change color in a variety of ways so I can better express the feeling of a place, but there are a couple of recent paintings (see prior blog) in which I pushed color primarily in one direction. The last painting was … Continue reading

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Pushing Color (#1)

I have two new paintings. In both, I pushed color as a means of expression, and I like the results very much. To keep this blog to a reasonable length, I’ll describe them one at a time in two blog … Continue reading

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A Painting Challenge

I took this photo this past May. Doesn’t it just sing of Spring? Robert Frost says, “Nature’s first green is gold/ Her hardest hue to hold.” That delicate spring green only lasts about three weeks and is gone, transformed into … Continue reading

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Finishing a Painting

Here is my latest, titled “February Dawn.” I won’t say “…and greatest,” although my favorite painting is often whatever I have finished most recently. The photo, as always, doesn’t do it justice, but I love the slant of the light … Continue reading

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