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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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Making Time To Make Paintings

Making Time To Make Paintings

These days I’m a stay-at-home dad, tending to the many needs of a delightful, precocious and energetic little boy of five months. Finding time to paint can be challenging. I’ve found that the most productive time I have to work at my easel is about an hour after I wake up. At 5:30 in the morning I get up, pour myself a cup of coffee, turn on my easel lighting and get to work, picking up where I left off the day before…

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New Still Life Completed

New Still Life Completed

I’ve completed a new still life. Well, I’m pretty sure it’s completed. I’ve learned to live with paintings awhile, displaying them on an easel a week or so, in case I notice any issues or adjustments before adding my signature…

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Space Saving Wall Easel

Space Saving Wall Easel

When I was getting my art studio set up for the first time, I knew I couldn’t have free standing easels out in the middle of the room. Just too cluttered. So I explored a few different designs for low-profile, wall mounted easels. When I couldn’t find anything that suited me, I designed and built my own…

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