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River towns are interesting.  This particular town was a booming place in the 1800s, and still survives today due to it’s proximity to Cincinnati. There is a juxtaposition  of beautiful historic homes, architecture, and modern industry

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I love historic homes.  The character of the homes is wonderful. I love the colorful intricacy of Victorian homes, The stateliness of Colonial style, the artisonal nature of Craftsmen homes.  Old farmhouses are beautiful. Antibellum Georgian homes are gorgeous. I loved the times that I have lived in historic neighborhoods.  There is such beauty in […]

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Walking is a great way to get to know a place.  It is just the right speed to see what is around you, and you are part of the environment.  You feel the air, smell the scents, hear the noises.  It is great! This is an afternoon stroll.  My dad was ahead of me, and […]

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Early morning is my favorite time of day.  The warm rays of the sun and the strong shadows make everything beautiful.  It is easy to be optimistic about the day.  My worries seem to disappear. I feel happy! I love color and reflections. This view of a small town near the courthouse was so breathtaking […]

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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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