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Before starting today I must clean the 1 inch of sludge out of my brush cleaner can. 

   I'm going to be working back into the large painting I started in SC and am excited to take the design farther.  

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I see a spot asking for a tree. 

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What I painted while in Folly Beach

"Deep"

I painted this large winter scene this past fall and am very behind in my blogging. This was exhibited at th Arts Castle where my group of paintings won Best of Show. 

 My painting Osprey at the Mudflats was on exhibit at the Springfield Museum of Art. 

My painting Osprey at the Mudflats was on exhibit at the Springfield Museum of Art. 

Deep is an oil painting on dibond that is 36x48" 

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Folly Beach winter

We spent 6 weeks in Folly SC.  In  January and February.  The weather was unseasonably warm  

which was such a pleasure.  I walked the beach daily with Izzy.  I miss the ocean. 

i converted the extra bedroom into my studio and worked on four paintings while there. 

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These grasses are on a trail around the Delaware Dam. 

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A commission for the Sunbury Historical Society.

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I call the above 8"x10" painting "Sunset Cruise".

The geese seem to stretch their wings at sunset before they tuck in for the night. 

The sun competes with the Burger King sign by the highway interchange .

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Meeting another Golden is always fun! 

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The adorable little adobe house we rented.
 Our grandson Tylor came for a visit.❤️ 

Our grandson Tylor came for a visit.❤️ 

Happy in Mexico

We have been spending time in Mazatlan for about seven years and feel so fortunate to be here again especially in November. 

i love the people and the gracious friendly look at life.  

I brought a few small boards to paint in the early mornings. We are on a two hour time difference which means watching the sunrise and the sun setting over the Sea of Cortez at 5:30pm

 From our room

From our room

 Walking to the Plaza

Walking to the Plaza

 El Mercado

El Mercado

 And again

And again

Arts Affair at the Arts Castle

This year I'm honored to be the featured artist at Delaware's beautiful historic Arts Castle. It is very well done all dressed up for the holidays !

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Red Gloves

  My boxer painting will be on display at Dick Blick's the month of October with fellow artists who participated in the Art at the Arnold . 

The Arnold Swartzinnager Classic is held yearly in Columbus and a number artists are invited to paint the live model during the week long event. 

This boxer was an excellent model and a perfect specimen. 

 "Red Gloves" 

"Red Gloves" 

Art for Life

I had the privilege to be invited to donate a painting for this wonderful organization at their biannual fund raiser. My painting sold at the live auction held at The Columbus Museum of Art. The piece was sold for $5,500. 

i was so excited! 

 My work before the auction is on the right. 

My work before the auction is on the right. 

This was an elegant event. 

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"March Field"

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Just off my Easel.

Deep

 Painting a winter scene was on my mind and in the last two weeks I completed this 36"x48" oil on Diabond. 

Painting a winter scene was on my mind and in the last two weeks I completed this 36"x48" oil on Diabond. 

"Headlights" 

Unfortunately photographing this painting has been difficult because of its dark subject matter but the original looks pretty good.

i was driving home on a back road when this cool lightening storm was stirring up! 

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Fall is upon us.

I've been painting regularly and preparing for upcoming shows. I have a group show at the McConnell Center in Worthington beginning in October.  These are my favorite buds in my art group. A most talented pack.   The show is called "Friends".

I will have five pieces exhibited. 

 

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Backpack trip training.

I've been hefting my pack for my annual trip with my daughter and our three outdoor enthusiasts Ronni, Michelle and Cheryl.

The adventure begins on Saturday. 

The photo is from two years ago from our trip to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan. We packed on the North Country Trail. The weather was cool and damp with bugs as an added attraction. We love these trips. Truly.

Saturday we leave for Cumberland Gap and Martins Fork. We have some strenuous rated trails and we are ready to be in the woods and even more the mountains. 

 Cheryl, Ronni,  Heather and Micki.

Cheryl, Ronni,  Heather and Micki.