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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An Early Spring

I’ve been part of a little group of artists that head down to the Big Bend National Park area to paint each February now for 3 years. Nothing more than a few like minded souls getting together and doing what we come to do best. Paint If you’ve not been to this area along the…

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Outside the Realm-hiking the Inca Trail

I am still baffled by the fact that when I climb a flight of stairs, or walk up a steep hill that I am winded and my heart is going “boom-boom-boom” in my head, and yet it was only a month ago that I somehow coerced this old body all the way to the edge……

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From Pleins to Peru, gearing up

An agregious spelling error on my part or a not so veiled freudian slip? If you know me at all, you know that I travel quite extensively to paint, though if you ask me, and I’m a big proponent of this, “just look outside your door” if you want to find something to paint. I…

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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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A Fly Over World

I was very fortunate this year to have made my first journey South of the Equator and visited New Zealand and Australia, and as I flew I continually wondered just how much I was missing out on. Crazy to think that I would travel any other way to the land down under, other than flying…

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Oh Mama, No Drama

You know what one of the things I like most about painting in plein air events around the country? You, and people like you. I love meeting other artists and people. (not always interchangeable) Visiting with them, painting, just hanging with other like minded people. I think it helps me grow in my art. I…

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