A, B, C, D


Liberty Original 10″ x 8″ Oil painting $250

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Had such a nice time at the lake yesterday. The water was so warm and the weather was great. Not too hot.

I love to look at kids playing in the water. One adorable little girl that could not be more than two was walking through the water and trying to recite her ABCs. She was having such a great time but she never got past E. What a cutie!

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

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The Lake is calling


Pawleys Island Morning Light Original 24″ x 18″ Oil painting $944

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Summers go by so quickly and I couldn’t go to the lake last week so I am going to get my morning work done faster than greased lightening and get on down there.

It may be almost the 4th but it isn’t very crowded in the mornings. I swim, eat my lunch and then get on back home.

Be sure to check out my short video on a favorite Blue Ridge painting. Lots of great comments on it.

Time to roll!

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Found a Great One


Rock Garden Original 42″ x 30″ Oil painting $2770

Before I decided to help out our church and play the piano when our great organist left I wasn’t a fan of hymns.

I was surprised to find out that there are many that I like very much and every once in a while I find one that is great. Of course, many of them are lyrics set to famous music, including Beethoven’s 9th.

This one is by Gustav Holst,1874-1934, best know for his work The Planets. Always such a nice experience to play music I like at church.

Now to get to painting. I love to play the piano but I live to paint.

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Not a Nose Job


Rock Garden Original 42″ x 30″ Oil painting $2770

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I can’t seem to get rid of the below link from last time. Probably my computer.

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Clyde and I like to watch Jeopardy. Some of the information in the questions is very interesting and I like to see the contestants maneuver the money to win. Sometimes a very knowledgeable player will lose due to poor betting on their answers.

Anyway, the other night the answer to a question was rhinoplasty and I got it before the player.

Clyde, always the one to play with words said, “Is that a republican in name only with a nose job?” Of course not but I do love his word play. Just a joke. No offense to republicans.

Cheers on a beautiful Wednesday!

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They are all Abstract


Falling Color Original 5″ x 7″ acrylic painting $90.00

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I am very pleased with my latest abstract painting,or, as I call them, Center of my Mind paintings. I am essentially a representational artist and prefer to work with subject matter from nature but it is always a great experience to create a visual experience without recognizable shapes.

My latest is quite complex and the subtle changes in color worked out very well. I wish I could explain it better but I can’t. All art is an abstraction from nature but that is so hard to explain to people that aren’t involved in the process.

Please check it out in the Youtube below! Music without words.

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Sounds like a Wounded Buffalo


Memphis Reflections Original 12″ x 9″ Acrylic Painting $246

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I can’t believe the weird noises my new washer makes. I don’t really know what a wounded buffalo slogging through water sounds like but it is probably like these sounds.

I have never heard a washing machine sound like water is sloshing back and forth. The little song at the end is cute but I wish it were quieter when it is working.

That sloshing water reminds me that I am not going to get a chance to go to the lake today. Too much to do and my arm hurts from a Covid booster.

Oh well. Maybe tomorrow or Sunday.

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Don’t see a difference in the two positions


Lighting the Way Original Tempera Painting NFS

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On Facebook I keep seeing posts about the right way to hang toilet paper on the dispenser. Some of the people that put up these posts are outraged that people would hang it with the paper coming from underneath the roll.

I never have paid any attention to which way I hang it. Doesn’t matter to me. I decided to hang it the so called “right way” and I just don’t see the advantage at all.

Wow. You know I am really desperate for something to say here when I talk about toilet paper.

On well. Onward and upward to all my computer work. Hope everyone has a great dispute free day.

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The Recycling Bin is in for a Shock


Radford Library Butterfly Garden Original 15″ x 25″ Tempera Painting $952

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I have two huge garbage bags full of plastic bags. Why do I have two huge garbage bags full of plastic bags? Years ago I was faithfully recycling them at the grocery store then one day a young neighbor told me the manager always told him to take them out back and put them in the dumpster.

Well, that store is no longer around. Yesterday when I said I didn’t want a plastic bag for a couple of items I mentioned the problem with collecting too many. The cashier said she would show me where I can recycle them in the store. I politely asked her is she was sure they would be recycled and told her about my young friend.

She was sure and asked another employee if they were indeed recycled. He said a truck comes and picks them up. Well, I am tired of all these bags so I am going to trust this store to do the right thing.

Those recycle bins will not know what hit them. I guess I better not take them all in at once.

Cheers on a beautiful Wednesday and please check out my latest painting demo below.

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Even a Baboon needs a trim Sometimes


Bisset Park Original Soft Pastel Painting

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Hubby is definitely doing better. I have been trimming his hair and beard. He was going to try to go to church so I wanted to trim him Saturday.

He said you don’t want me to look like a baboon in front of others. I told him that even a baboon needs a trim sometimes. Ask Mrs. Baboon.

He didn’t make it to church after all and he does not look like a baboon. He is very handsome.

Cheers on another beautiful day. Clyde is getting outside to check out the insects on some native plants nearby. The naturalist is back to work.

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Monday, Monday – What a Stinker


View From Bridge at Wildwood Park 40″ x 30″ Oil Painting $2480

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I work every day of the week at making and promoting my artwork. I also have a lot of housework, piano practice, and care giver work for an ailing husband who is definitely on the mend.

One day is the same as the next to me but today sure had a bad start. I won’t go over the first problem since it involves someone that would rather not be mentioned here but the second one was a doozy.

I decided to stock up on all the heavy drinks that I buy so my cart won’t feel like a boulder as I push it up the parking lot hill on Wednesday. All of them are in plastic except for one juice bottle that decided to sneak out of the bag and come crashing down onto the garage floor.

It is amazing how long it takes to get broken glass up. So many big pieces, little slivers, and tiny slivers. Hoping the rest of the day will not be like the Monday Garfield tried to escape.

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