Under the Influence

I tell you I love to paint, but more specifically I love to grab my gear and get outside and try my luck at capturing the great outdoors. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as I’m painting I’m good. I’ve been told I paint all the time, that my paintings are just multiplying…

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Fly on Little Wing

It’s not often I write¬†about my little individual painting experiences. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram then you probably get too much of me posting. But a friend of mine while visiting at the end of the day over drinks, we were telling tales of our painting experiences so far this week and…

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You can’t please Everyone

Bill Nelson was my counselor back in Junior High school that told me this, and I for the longest time couldn’t figure out why. I remember I was back in my high school administration offices for some reason or another. (you know those things that go on your school records and will follow you forever,…

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What’s it all About

“Well it’s about this long, and about this wide, and about this country, about which we are singing about…” to paraphrase Firesign Theater If you are looking to me for what it’s all about, whatever “it” might be, you are looking in the wrong place. I have no idea. I think you have to take…

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“Meow” means “Woof” in cat.

Let me digress. Sure I’m an artist, and I paint a lot around the land, see a lot, and hear quite a bit too. Doesn’t take being an artist to see and observe. This world is a fascinating place, and I’m happy to be here, but sometimes you’ve just got to shake your head. Just…

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Measure Once, or is it Twice…

I just came home from a two week painting trip to the Rockies with not a single sale, not a single award, and my van filled with wet paintings. Was it productive? Does that sound bitter? Okay, let me try again. Hi honey, I’m home. How was your trip? Well it was wonderful, I painted…

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Giving it all Away

I was recently asked “what did it take to get to that next level?” What? Rethink, reconsider, and recalculate that one! I’m here flailing around like a ship in a whirlpool. What “next level” are we talking about? Looking from within, it looks as though I’m just spinning my wheels in the same old spot.…

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What does your T-Shirt say?

Or better yet, what do you say? What do you say to those people who come up to you while you are painting outdoors in a park, or a city sidewalk and they stop to ask you a question? Do you pretend like those headphones you have on, is actually playing music and you can’t…

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The Old Same Thing

You know, the “Old Same Thing”! Do you have a limit for doing the¬†same old thing, don’t you get tired of it? How long can you keep repeating the same old routine before it becomes just that? I’ve done it before, and still do at times. I could eat PB&J’s for lunch on a daily…

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Inappropriate Behavior

Appropriate/Inappropriate, ever been accused? Surely you have, it’s not just me is it? Well even if you haven’t, maybe you’ve wondered to yourself, “Is this the way I should be reacting?” I’m going to veer away from art, just for a second, because sometimes life pops up between the paintings. I know that’s not the…

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