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Space Saving Wall Easel Revisted

Space Saving Wall Easel Revisted

Back in December of 2012, I wrote about the do-it-yourself space saving wall easel I’d conceived and built for our art studio. Since then, I have received a surprising number of inquiries and comments about my design…To those who have inquired about purchasing wall easels, I am actively looking into what it might cost to construct, package and ship easels similar to what I’ve made for myself…

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New Wedding Photographs

New Wedding Photographs

October is a beautiful month. However, it can be a very unpredictable month for an outdoor wedding! Luckily Kyle and Tara had one of the prettiest days of the month for their country club wedding! Prior to the ceremony…

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New Figurative Painting

New Figurative Painting

This painting of my stepfather was started last Winter as a simple monochromatic figurative study in casein. It was cast aside for other projects until recently being resurrected and developed further with soft pastel…

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Seeing Artworks in Person

Seeing Artworks in Person

This day and age any person can see an endless world of art online. Google some artist’s name or subject matter, browse through museum databases — Why even bother going to a museum when one need not leave the comfort of their home to get a general impression of an artwork? …

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Portrait of Lucky the Dog

Portrait of Lucky the Dog

Our dear friends Carey and Lisa commissioned me to paint a portrait of their boxer, Lucky. The photo session was a lot of fun. Lucky is an extraordinary dog — handsome, outsized personality and a lot of energy! Cindy took over two hundred photos of Lucky during the course of the photo shoot as Lucky was in nearly constant motion…

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Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape

Here’s my newest painting, just off the easel. I am very partial to the elusive beauty of snow. I find new undisturbed snowfall, and it’s hushed sounds, invigorating. Everything seems softened, time appears to slow down and become more patient, homes become more cozy, hot chocolate warmer and sweeter…

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New Animal Photos

New Animal Photos

Do animals pose for photos? Yes they do! I think domestic animals understand the concept of a camera. Just pull out your camera and watch your pet come to attention and stare at you. With a little bit of patience and several treats you can snap lots of pictures…

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Paul Emsley

Paul Emsley

Occasionally, I see drawings by artists that just make my jaw drop and remind me of how potent a well executed drawing can be. I just stumbled on the drawings of Scottish artist Paul Emsley and I’m simply amazed and inspired…

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Another Still Life

Another Still Life

I have another still life completed.

It’s been my intention for some years to paint a series of still lifes of traditional subject matter — and I suppose a wooden bowl with winter squash is about as traditional as one can get…

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