The New Golf

I heard this at paint camp this year… the Publisher’s Invitational in the Adirondacks, and then heard it again while painting last week with George Van Hook. We tossed it around, and considered some of its possibilities… “Plein air painting is the new golf”. Okay, I think I heard it during one of Eric’s morning announcements. It’s…

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License and Registration Please: 7

After today, there’s tomorrow. But I won’t be painting tomorrow, at least not in the Adirondacks. I’m going to keep this short (yay, I know) because I must be leaving about 4am to get to Richmond VA in time for registration. On the agenda for today was painting at Tupper Lake, Bog River Falls, and…

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…and on that day

It was a year ago the world lost an amazing artist, much much too early. Rick Howell was a friend and my mentor in art. It is his words and spirit that drives me on in my quest. Rick was more than a master artist, he was a world class human being. His passion to…

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Winter Grays

I was in a juried show late in 2012, where I was fortunate enough to take an award for a painting I was not holding much hope for. During the reception, the juror, a Dr. William Eickhorst was good enough to talk to all the artists, and to explain why he picked what paintings he…

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March of the Wildcats

Okay, what in the world was I thinking when I started this? Someone suggested that I submit an application to be one of 30 artists creating artwork from “wildcat” statues, similar to the cows in Chicago, or the boots that were done in Texas. Each artist had to submit a proposal to the University, find…

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Extreme Painting

Extreme Painting   Do you paint outdoors at all? It was something that I would not even consider before 2010. Why would I even give it a second thought? Things are just the way I like them here inside this nice comfy studio. And you, do you have nice lighting, with digital stereo, all your…

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