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I love neighborhoods. It is fun to see the architecture of homes, and what people choose to do with their landscaping.  There is a calm familiarity of the homes and the trees. This painting was about the light on the homes, their different shapes, and the way the trees affect the light and shadow.

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The Earth is so beautiful when it is raining!  Colors are darker and richer. Surfaces are reflective.  Everything gains a whole new life!  Too many people stay home when it rains.  I love to go for walks in the rain. Painting rainy scenes is a little bit of a challenge.  The light is diffused, so […]

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Warwick Castle is a very historic edifice along the Avon River in England, not far from Stratford upon Avon, where Shakespeare was from.  It was built at the location of a pre-Norman hill fortress, and was begun by William the Conquerer.  This castle was important in many medieval wars, most notably the English Civil War, […]

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For a few years, Nauvoo was the center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  It was a beautiful utopia on the Mississippi River. The crown jewel of the city was the Nauvoo Temple. After the Mormons were driven out of Illinois and headed west, the temple fell into ruin and was destroyed.  Later […]

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I love living in a country where wildlife is common.  Just today driving home a turkey crossed the road ahead of me, and I had to swerve to avoid a turtle on the  road.  Deer eat our garden, and we see snakes and birds in our yard.  Every now and again i see foxes, and […]

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  I had a daughter born a little over a week ago.  This is my first painting after she was born. Upper Cascade falls is a neat falls near the visitors center at Hanging Rock State park. It is a beautiful spot. I love the way the warm tones of the fall leafs contrast with […]

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Evening is such a magical time.  The light and shadows make everything beautiful. Some naturally gorgeous places get better in the morning and the evening. Last year we went on a cross country road trip. I loved it.  We drove through Grand Teton National Park on our way to our hotel in Jackson, Wyoming. The […]

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    I have always loved fish. They are so much fun. Recently we were looking over old paintings we had. I have a lot on 8 x 10 canvases, that we haven’t done much with in years. I decided to paint quick paintings for a new gallery we are joining.  I used what was […]

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Fishermen are a strange breed.  We like to rise before the sun, and be out on the water while there is a cold nip in the air. My Dad and I would be up at 4, so we could be on the water not long after sunrise.  That early hour is a magical private world, […]

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