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Flowers Are What We Need Right Now

Flowers Are What We Need Right Now

I remember reading a book by alternative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil many years ago that one of the single things that we can do to promote health is to simply make sure to have flowers in the house. It hasn’t always been possible, or convenient, to have...
Four Colors

Four Colors

I decided to simplify and work on making things looser. I watched a marvelous YouTube series by landscape painter Stuart Davies in the UK where he created landscapes with a minimum of colors. I picked up a few larger brushes to try out some of his broad sweeping...
Laos

Laos

The Inspiration: Rice Paddy Field The Finished Product Last year my son and his wife visited Laos and were amazed at the beauty of the country. He shared multiple photos of their adventures which gave me the opportunity to pull one as a resource for a new paint...
Rough

Rough

When I uncovered a couple of ratty plywood boards in a shipping box I set them aside thinking they had a life yet in front of them. They were 15×15 squares, give or take, and they had been used as bracing inside the aforementioned box. Somehow it seemed sad,...
Texture

Texture

I’ve really enjoyed adding texture to my abstract pieces where the feeling is more important than the detail. In several of the canvases I’ve worked on, I started by adding a thick gesso to the canvas and allowing the surface to dry with lines and bumps...