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I love small towns. The US is full of them.  Most are picturesque, especially around their old downtown.  Aurora, Indiana is one of the more picturesque towns I have visited. It is located on the banks of the Ohio River, just downstream from Cincinnati, and is full of beautiful historic business, and many beautiful churches. […]

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I have painted this group of buildings 3 times.  I like this one the best!  I especially love the character that shows in these old buildings in our historic business district. This painting shows how sunlight is warm. The white highlights actually have a little yellow, and the shadows are cool, containing blue or Violet […]

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In recent decades, many communities have tried to solve the problem of empty downtowns, caused by shopping malls, and businesses moving to the outskirts of the city.  Now small local businesses are moving into these open spaces.  Two common businesses are galleries, and antique shops. This is a painting of a flea market store in […]

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I enjoy architecture.  One of my favorite styles in homes is Craftsmen, because it isfun to see all the personal details that were added to the buildings.  I also love big front porches.  We don’t see them a lot any more because we have become indoor people.  I would love to have a house that […]

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There is something special about the light for a few hours after sunrise.  It makes everything glow.  Even the most ordinary place can seem magical.  Those that sleep in miss out on the best time of day. Sunset Avenue is the old business hub of my town. The old train depot is down there, and […]

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I love trees. They are so beautiful in all seasons, and change quite a bit.  I love the way the light passes through their leaves, creating filtered color and shade. Trees break up the harsh architecture of downtown, with their soft lace of the brances and leaves. This is another one suggested by my Dad, […]

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My Dad challenged me to do a painting of cars downtown, at sunrise or sunset. Unfortunately with my Dad duties, I never got a chance to go take photos for the painting, so he sent me a few, and I chose this one, because I really like Toyotas, and thought the reflections and light on […]

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