Category Archive: Painting

Jun 26

Blogging is cool and smells like lavender

As a people, Oregonians are equipped to deal with rain, not heat. When it gets hot, we melt. We melt especially painfully when it goes from raining to 100+ degrees inside a short number of days. This is the current state of the dog. The cat is already so thin (he’s old) that he may …

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Jun 18

Among the roses

Today I got up and hit the ground walking at a fast pace. Key got a nice “weekend walk” and then I loaded up the car to be at Bush’s Pasture Park by 10am for a shift as the host for Artist in Action‘s Paint the Town event. I got there in time to set …

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May 29

I did focus

A second successful day of painting. It must be some sort of record! While I got in church, the library, and two trips to the dog park, today I focused on a series of small paintings of bird that I hope to sell at the Englewood Forest Festival in August. These are not designed to …

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May 28

I can focus

Ah…. a three-day weekend. It’s warm, it’s sunny, it’s lovely. So, obviously… I’m in my studio. Since my last post made it evident I needed to get busy and do some painting, I decided to beat the heat this weekend by painting. Day 1 has been very productive, though you may have a few doubts …

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May 22

Just do it

This weekend ended up being a smorgasbord of little errands and events that I hoped would help me get ready for “summer season.” I have (probably foolishly) signed up for several events and paint-outs, not to mention “my” big seminar with Ruth Buchanan in coming up in just 8 weeks. Saturday  morning I started out …

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May 08

Received

I had a cold this week. At first I thought it was allergies, then it was a cold, and by the end of the week I called the doctor to ask for antibiotics because it had morphed into a sinus infection. Basically, all this means is I sulked around blowing my nose. I’m NOT a …

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Apr 02

Blue

I am (still) working through Vinita Pappas‘ Fall Messy Palette Club classes. The third week assignment was to create a “blue” folder. This has been a surprisingly tough assignment, but it made me notice how often humans use the color blue to convey a “go with the flow” sort of wish: parking signs, flags, garbage …

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Mar 27

Inspired vs. not

I am still working on getting caught up in my Vinita Pappas‘ Fall Messy Palette Club classes. I published a post on yellow this week and I’m working on a blue post next. Also we were supposed to do a still life. I do not like still lives. But I am trying. I have one …

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Mar 24

Yellow

In the category of better late than never, I am working through Vinita Pappas‘ Fall Messy Palette Club classes. The second week assignment was to create a “yellow” folder. Like my “Red” post in October, I’m doing this as a photo assignment.

Mar 20

A collage of thoughts

Since starting this blog a little over three years ago, one of the challenges has been creating good blog posts. Data has shown that readers like my art posts, but I’ve had good results with well-written essays about a variety of topics. Then there are days like today when I have a bunch of tiny …

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