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To Birds in Art, with love from Denmark

This is a special weekend- Birds In Art is currently underway at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. My great friend (and great human being), Barry Van Dusen, is being honored as this year’s Master Artist. A brilliant choice, more … Continue reading

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I’ll Have the Danish

My favorite new word is hygge, pronounced, “hooga”, but with a better Danish accent. In Denmark, it means coziness and warmth and cheerful goodness. It means candlelight and hot mulled wine, knitted scarves and good companions, pickled herring and maybe a friendly Viking. I’m thinking about … Continue reading

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Exhibit: Drawing From the Tropics, April 17 to May 29, 2014

My tropical paintings and drawings are now on display- available for purchase- in the gallery space of the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, as part of the Myriad Botanical Gardens Fine Art Series. I can’t say enough about this exotic jungle under glass, except … Continue reading

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100,000 Ways to Start a Painting

Actually, it’s probably somewhere in the billions. Anyone with a pencil or brush can devise a new method. I like to experiment. Here’s my newest: take an original field sketch and make a thumbnail rough on another piece of paper. … Continue reading

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Back in the tropics, with paint

Arrived on the morning boat from Gamboa yesterday morning, after a long day’s travel from Oklahoma which included an unscheduled landing in Cartagena, Colombia (my seat mate looked at the in-flight magazine and said thoughtfully, “American doesn’t actually fly to … Continue reading

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From a pile of old drawings

Snow is slowly printing out a Christmas-card wonderland in the front yard, while a hopeful cardinal sings from the rat’s nest of our dead trumpet vine. Even this early in the season, even with snow falling around it, the thing … Continue reading

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Over the Cliff with Georgia O’Keeffe

“The cliffs over there, you look at it and it’s almost painted for you, you think until you try”. Georgia O’Keeffe’s beautifully strange formations aren’t necessarily the subjective stylings of a modern artist. I drove past a few round-headed, gray-striped … Continue reading

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