Monthly Archives: November 2013

Giving Thanks to All

“For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Happy Thanksgiving on this wonderful day. Thank you for all your support of my work, and I hope this day is full of good […]

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Technique Tuesday at Lago Arthur Studio

Today I shared a studio tip on the blog of my good friend and fellow artist, Suzanne Lago Arthur. Suzanne is a talented portrait artist and a fellow NGA copyist.  Be sure to stop by and check out all the other tips she has shared on her blog

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October Rose, 8 x 8 inches

October Rose Living a creative life is about finding inspiration in all things and finding joy in gathering them up and incorporating them into the daily routine. At least, this is what I think it is all about… This painting of random gatherings that were available at the end of October is a physical manifestation […]

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Persimmons, 12 x 24 inches

Persimmons Painting from life in natural light requires me to be aware of the seasons and the weather. So I look forward to each new season with anticipation. Persimmons are one of my favorite autumn fruits because of their bright color and shape. These came from a neighbor’s tree, and she told me that her […]

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Roses by Vincent Van Gogh: Session 1

Hello, Yesterday I found myself back at the NGA beginning a new copy. This time, I am focusing my effort on Vincent Van Gogh’s still-life painting of Roses. {Roses by Vincent Van Gogh, 1890, oil on canvas} 71 x 90 cm (27 15/16 x 35 7/16 in.) The copy is a commission, a thoughtful husband […]

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