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Spring paintings

I took a couple of months earlier in the spring to complete a large commissioned painting and have just recently gotten back to other work. This painting was inspired by my first spring back in Atlanta after many years, along … Continue reading

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Upcoming exhibits

Additional upcoming spring exhibits for April and May (see this post for current shows that just went up): April 16 – Avondale Arts Alliance, Art in the Afternoon. GA. Curated by Director Jennifer Singh. From 11am to 5pm. Map and more … Continue reading

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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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A spring not far off

Sometimes paintings work and sometimes I’m not sure. One thing is for certain, self doubt and fear of failure aren’t useful in the artist’s world. The first painting was inspired from my stay on Galiano Island in 2006, working from … Continue reading

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February paintings

Unlikely inspiration from moss in a parking lot, a neighboring house’s roof and an unexpected surge of energy. …in progress. and the final piece: Moss. Oil and acrylic on canvas panel, 16″x20″. 2011. Red House. Oil on canvas panel, 14″x16″. … 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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Tom and Jack

Thomas Hart Benton’s paintings of working men and women in his distinctly American landscape have always sparked an emotional reaction in me. They remind me of childhood summers spent in North Carolina tobacco country, at my maternal grandparents’ hand hewn … Continue reading

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A last summer in Pennsylvania, apologies to Gary Snyder

My beautiful gardens, the last apple tree and twilights drilled by cicadas and frogs. July steam that doesn’t end at dusk. Chiggers plague, or is it poison ivied ankles? Another journey, leavings turn melancholy. Places change, memories shift, grasses grow wilder. … 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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