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Recently, one of the girls we knew well from church married her love in the Las Vegas temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They had both served as missionaries there. It was a special place for them. We believe that a marriage in our temples seals the couple together for eternity, […]

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I love this time of night, when the lights are coming on, but it isn’t quite dark yet.  You get the warm natural evening light, and contrasting artificial spots. This is a painting which shows the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Indianapolis. Instead of focusing solely on the monument, I have chosen to focus on […]

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Downtown Indianapolis is beautiful. In the center of the city is the Circle, and in the middle of that is the Soldiers and Sailors monument. Because Indianapolis is built in a circle, like Washington DC, There are interesting views in every direction. I love the view of the Indiana State Capitol.  This painting is of […]

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On a hot day, it is wonderful to sit outside as the evening cools down and spend time with family and friends.  Even better is when the surroundings are beautiful, and the food is good. This is my painting of people enjoying a warm summer night in Indianapolis. The glass building nearby is the arts […]

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This was a fun painting. I love the rhythm of the repeating lines and shapes. The one point perspective the buildings create as they get smaller to a vanishing point, and the scale of the people and cars create a strong sense of depth. The warm and cool color contrast creates a vibrant and exciting […]

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This last saturday I participated in a Plein Air event in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina. Half of the proceeds from auctioning the paintings went to their Downtown Revitalization, and half goes to the artist. I was asked to paint this restaurant / Tavern, called The Mason Jar Tavern.  When I was about 1/2 way through, […]

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Worth Street in Asheboro, North Carolina, is a historic street where the former Governor had his home. The Courthouse, the Library, and many Law Firms are also located here. There are some beautiful homes. This painting is a view of three of the prettiest homes.

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Hop’s Bar- B- Q is a fixture in Asheboro. It has been open for more than 60 years. It is one of those “Hole in the Wall” kind of restaurants that give a town it’s character. I love the reflections and the light in this painting.

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I enjoy small businesses and old homes. This gallery has both. I love the big porch and the tall rooms, as well as the large windows. The gallery has lots of interesting things, from paintings to tea. I chose this picture to paint because of the way the building is backlit, and the way the […]

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