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A Seagull and The Boat – acrylic painting


“Overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now.”  ― Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull A tribute to my friend who passed away from ALS.  A progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects … Continue reading

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A Pair of Puffins – acrylic painting


“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” ― Robert Lynd A Pair of Puffins, an acrylic painting (8×10) was done on canvas paper using mainly Golden and Liquitex brands.  This piece was … Continue reading

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Seal Pup – acrylic painting


Her eyes, deep sad pools, tugged at my heart and with her tilted head she spoke ~ by Mary Seal Pup, an acrylic painting (9×12), was painted on canvas paper using mainly Liquitex and Golden brand acrylics.  Who would have … Continue reading

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Yellow Waterlily – acrylic painting


“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.”  – by Lao Tzu That includes me .  .  .  I can’t resist.  There is something very beautiful about waterlily’s and ponds, a tranquil sense of being … Continue reading

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Colorado Atmosphere – acrylic


“One eye sees, the other feels,” by Paul Klee Sometimes when I paint it is both and it’s then that the painting session gives me that endorphin rush that artists seek when they are creating.   It’s like you get this … Continue reading

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Texas Country Path – acrylic painting


Texans wait patiently, they know what’s coming.  From the brown, hardened clay dirt will spring forth a brilliance of color and elegance –  wildflowers of blues, oranges, reds and yellows will wash over the landscape and Spring’s renewal will visit … Continue reading

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Upside Down Sardines – acrylic painting


The whole is more than the sum of its parts ~ by Aristotle In January I was looking to paint a still life that would challenge me technically as an artist, this one gave me just what I had hoped … Continue reading

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An Acrylic Study, White Floral, based off a demo by Will Kemp


“Creativity takes courage,” by Henri Matisse I have lacked the courage and confidence to paint these beautiful creatures of nature do mainly to my lack of experience with acrylics and paint brushes. It’s been my desire to paint flowers using … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day: The Lone Lily – acrylic painting


The Lone Lily – a tribute to my Mother “The flower is worn by many mothers, the Chinese also venerate the day lily as a symbol of filial devotion to one’s mother,”  by Living Art Originals (www.livingartoriginals.com) Please don’t take … Continue reading

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Apple and Containers – acrylic painting


It is absurd to look for perfection, by Camille Pissarro Mr. Pissarro understood, something I need to keep in mind.  Whenever I can’t seem to get the results I expect from a painting, I only need to remember his words.  … Continue reading

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