Thursday, August 28, 2014

Three Wheel Drive

Three Wheel Drive 9x12 oil on board

I ran across this old tractor while I was out painting recently.
It immediately inspired me and brought up fond

I spent part of my
childhood on a farm, way back when, and this looked
just like the tractor I used to drive when I was a kid,
(and way too young to drive). 
I remember I had to stand up to reach all the pedals
and the gear shift.
It was so much fun and I felt soooo grown up!

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Flower Festival

Flower Festival  9x12 oil on board

I did this plein air painting in France last spring when I took
a workshop with Ovanes Berberian,
a true master painter and student of

There were only four of us in the workshop
which was great!  Very unlike the large groups
he has in the states. It was wonderful to get so much
personal direction from a master's perspective.

The best thing about a workshop IMHO is
to be able to focus on painting and not worry about
anything else.
With so much going on about my house I really
relish these memories of the moody French
countryside and just painting, painting, painting!

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Shed at Wenmohs

Shed at Wenmohs 9 x 12 oil on board

I loved going out plein air recently and meeting
some new painting buddies from 
(my link should be on their website soon:)))

We met at Wenmohs Ranch
which hosts some fantastic art workshops.

There was only a handful of us there, probably due
to the 100 degree plus weather forecast.
I had a wonderful time, despite the heat,
and found it peaceful and quiet.

It's been pretty loud around my house lately with the
extensive remodeling going on.
Drills, jack hammers, saws, and more add to chaotic musical mix.
Looks something like this on the outside:

And this on the inside:
Unveiling to be announced sometime in the future.....
Exciting!  The storm before the calm.

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You comments are welcomed and appreciated!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Man Up

Man Up  12 x 12 oil on museum board

Did I mention where I've been lately?
Did I forget to tell you that we are in the middle
of a ton of reconstruction?
Tons and tons, you get the picture;)

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