Saturday, October 5, 2013

Things are getting exciting. It's Fall now, and Santa is peeking around the corner, trying to nudge the Thanksgiving turkey out of the way. This is one of my Santa portraits.
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Friday, October 4, 2013

And here is a purple still life painting...I used to get daisies once a month, and painted them often. I think the flowers here look very much alive.
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The Southwest is in My Blood

I have visited the Southwest about ten times, give or take a couple. When I am there, the time goes by quickly. When I am away from there, the rocks, hills, and mesas call to me. This painting is an imaginary landscape with a partially imaginary rock wall, accented by a tower. The old ruins are made of rock.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Still Life Paintings with Pears

Still life with fruit can be a beautiful form of expression. There is the shine, the texture, and the surroundings. In each of these pieces, there are golden pears. In one scene, an apple takes center stage.

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Still Life Paintings

There is another side of this landscape painter, and it's still life:

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Plein Air of Palo Duro Canyon, Near Amarillo Texas

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This painting is acrylic on stretched canvas. Clicking on the picture will take you to the prints. We were staying in the Lighthouse cabin at Palo Duro Canyon in the Texas Panhandle, and I wanted to paint on location! The wind was strong, but I was determined. I did manage to paint most of the scene en plein air, adding touch-ups later.

It was a great experience. On the first night, we heard thunder, rain, and wind. I opened the door and peered out. There was no rain, no thunder, and no lightning, but much wind, bounding down the canyon and whipping around the rock cabin. I went back to sleep, to the sound of pounding--wind!

On the second day, I found a small snake in the living area of the cabin. It had been hiding under my shoe. We managed to see him safely out of the building.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Finn Hotel of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana is Popular

Sell Art Online This old hotel once stood by the railroad tracks in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. Those old enough remember it as an old building in disrepair. But it was once a beautiful hotel with livery stables, waiting to shelter weary travelers. I used an old photo as a reference, deliberately putting emphasis on the building itself.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

McNeill Street Pumping Station

The McNeill Street Pumping Station went into operation in Shreveport, Louisiana in the late 1800's. It still stands in downtown Shreveport, with much of its equipment intact.

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

How to Store Earrings: One Way Among Many

I made this a few months ago to hold those earrings that keep hiding in the jewelry box. Simply staple a piece of window screen to an ornate frame. You will need a heavy duty stapler, of course. This frame is 14x11. I now wish I had chosen a larger frame.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Art of the Southwest

The United States Southwest is a wonderful place. It is also a state of mind. I am fascinated with it and have painted several art pieces of that huge area. has a fascinating selection of Southwest art. It can be found here: southwest art rocks art brown paintings hand painted canvas prints stone paintings stone canvas prints desert art arches national park art
I really love old buildings. All the images below can be found at

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Art and More Art

Much of my artwork can be seen at I am adding more every day. Here are some examples:
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A lot of the artwork on Fine Art America is photography, and while that can be beautiful, do not deprive yourself of hand painted art. The hand of the painter on the brush, using real paint that gets on their hands and on their easel and well as on the canvas, is a time-honored tradition. Many of the artists, including this writer, have original paintings available as well as reproductions of various types, such as stretched canvas, metal, and archival paper.
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Get Back on Weight Watchers!

I have slacked off in the weight maintenance department. I am still attractive and in a tight 4 at just over 5 feet, but there is an alarming trend going on. It really is harder to maintain than it is to lose--at least for me. So I must step on the scale and go back on the plan. But--instead of 26 points a day, I'll go upward to about 30. I probably need to lose less than 10 pounds anyway. So, if you're on a gaining trend, stop! and go the other way now. Regain that momentum that helped you lose. The first step is always the hardest, as we well know.