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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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Green Apple on Red – acrylic painting


Apples are the best-of-the-best where fruits are concerned – I grew up with apple orchards all around me and there is nothing like fresh fruit right off the tree.  It’s really hard to resist a good-looking apple.  My all-time favorite … Continue reading

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Two Studies – acrylic paintings that were based on demonstrations by Artist Mark Carder


Several years ago I found an artist online, Mark Carder, whose work and methods I’ve come to appreciate and admire.  He’s an established oil painter who specializes in realism from portraits to still life’s – his wife Emily is also … Continue reading

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Dish of Limes – acrylic painting


My time continues to be limited, but every once in a while I am able to paint and have recently completed several pieces.  My dear and amazing blogging friend, Theadora Brack, has encouraged me to post some of the works … Continue reading

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