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New paintings for spring and a bird townhouse

Two new small works for spring. These were finished in mid February and since then I’ve been working on a large piece for a commission. Stay tuned. Blues for Ravel. Oil on canvas panel, 11″x14″, 2011. Daffodils. Oil on canvas … Continue reading

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Painting to Delius

My newest painting is inspired by Frederick¬†Delius’s Sea Drift, an amazing choral and orchestral work with Walt Whitman’s poetry as text. Virtually unknown during his lifetime, other than in Europe, the introspective composer continued making music into old age and … Continue reading

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Fairfield Porter and the Vitality of Art

I’ve been reading about the American painter Fairfield Porter’s life and work and while I knew that he’d once written for Art in America, I hadn’t realized the extent of his interest in philosophy or the range of his intellect. … Continue reading

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Heat wave paintings

New paintings from my garden series. 99 to 102 degrees this week. Today, a mere 88 and the first time I could stand to be out on the sun porch and paint. Monarda (scarlet bee balm) with trumpet daylilies, and … Continue reading

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Hommage aux pommes, a new painting

Hommage Aux Pommes. Acrylic on canvas panel, 14″x16″ 2010.

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New paintings for June

June Gardens. Acrylic on canvas panel, 9″ x 12″ 2010. The painting was inspired by the riot of color in my gardens. Daylilies, roses, peonies and a wonderful dusky green mullein (verbascum) plant just beginning to bloom. Tropic of Capricorn. … Continue reading

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Painting for the birds

A couple of new paintings inspired by all the songbirds who love my backyard. The returning cardinal was flashing his red in my apple tree this afternoon. Birdsong. Acrylic on canvas panel, 16″x20″ 2010. Strawberries keep coming despite the weediness … Continue reading

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Home for a painting

It’s rare that I see where my work ends up, but my most recent patron was kind enough to send me a photo from her Blackberry. Her living space is perfect for the painting and I’m happy to say that … Continue reading

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March and new paintings

The weather has finally turned. Today I sat in the sun studying, and later this week it might even be warm enough to paint on the sun porch. A few new works that I’m late in posting. March. Oil/canvas 24″x31″ … Continue reading

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February and a new team

I was recently invited to join a new Etsy team called Artisans Gallery. The members have been busy curating ‘treasuries’, or collections of products. Some of my work has been featured in a few of these treasuries lately and I … Continue reading

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