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Dead Skunk on the Side of the Road

Years ago, I was riding my bike.  My eye was on a new white stripe painted on the side of the road. My feet spinning, my hands on the handle bars, my eyes on the road, I followed the white … Continue reading

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Plein Air Painting at the Timpanogos Story Telling Festival

I plopped up my easel between two tents at the Timpanogos Story Telling Festival. Becky Hartvigsen and I had been invited to paint plein air. There I was painting in the shade of a big tree, a slight breeze blowing … Continue reading

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Of Crocodiles and Bygone Mansions

Your art can take you many places. One moment you can be painting a home from the past, a home where you want to get the details right. The next moment you are painting from pure imagination, a cover for … Continue reading

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A Visit From the Queen

“I’ve got to get ready. The Queen is coming.” She was walking down the hall towards me. Her face had a look of determination, her lips drawn tight not exactly in a smile. After stating her work for the day … Continue reading

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ITeRaTions – ITeRATioNS – ITeRATioNs

Here is a quote from “Art and Fear” by David Bayles & Ted Orland: “Between the initial idea and the finished piece lies a gulf we can see across, but never fully chart.” That is the exciting thing about art, … Continue reading

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Holiday Shows

If anyone is looking for some original art to give this Christmas, I will have some paintings at a couple of Galleries. “Highway 89” and a couple of other water colors will be at Art Access 230 South 500 West … Continue reading

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Trying to Catch the Essence

I had my sketch book open, my pen was flying over the paper sketching Brent Laycock. He was demonstrating at the Utah Watercolor Society. My friend Manelle Oliphant was sketching next to me. Up the row from us I could … Continue reading

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#Inktober Day 32 (Bonus)

Thanks to all of you who have joined me on this Inktober journey. I got to know Jumbo and Matthew Scott as I drew them this month. If you would like to know more of this true story, you can … Continue reading

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#Inktober Day 31

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#Inktober Day 30

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