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December 31, 2009
December 24, 2009
December 21, 2009
This painting was a recent demonstration for my last pastel class. The location is not far from where I lived while attending college in Sonoma County. Please contact me directly if interested in this painting.
December 19, 2009
December 17, 2009
December 16, 2009
December 14, 2009
December 11, 2009
December 9, 2009
I have always been impressed by the High Sierras. As a child I can remember feeling amazed by their grandeur as I gazed out the window from our family station wagon. This same feeling remains with me today. I have always enjoyed the way Mt. Whitney sits high above the valley like a king on a throne, as if to say,"yes, I am the highest."
A few days before Thanksgiving, I had the opportunity to take a drive on Hwy 395 in eastern California. Although I was not expecting much in the way of Autumn color, I was pleasantly surprised by how much still remained in the southern Owens Valley. I could not resist stopping on my return trip to shoot a few photos in Lone Pine and Olancha.
This was a very short but successful trip for me. I am pleased to say I am now represented by Mammoth Gallery in the town of Mammoth lakes California.
December 2, 2009
When it is time to decide on what to paint, it is not always an easy decision. Most of the time I am guided by how I am feeling and quite honestly there are times when I am not sure about that either. This is when I rely on certain tools to help me. One of the most important tools I have is music and more specifically, William Ackerman. I have been listening to his music since about the same time George Winston, another good choice, became popular. I suppose it is no different than putting on Christmas music to help get into the Christmas spirit. Music is a large part of my daily ritual an I am very grateful to those who have shared their gifts of music so that our lives may be enriched.
As I was listening to some of my favorites this morning, I was led to this image. I wish for you all blessed and Happy Holidays.