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Artist on a Mission – Painting Some Homesick

I started this painting as an in class demo and then finished it at home. As I painted away I started to get that  feeling of homesickness, missing this little lady with the big heart. I could smell the salmon … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Preparation

My son trained to run a marathon. He trained almost everyday, taking a break on Sundays. He worked up the miles from 5 to 6 to 8. He ran 10 miles and slowly built up to 12, 15, and 18 … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Called to Serve

I love the effect of the light on this couple. The woman’s face is pushed back into the shadow. There is that nice, rich black behind them, tying them together visually. Then there is the shadow lines of the lawn … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Guided by the Light

We are all travelers here. We are on a voyage. We may plan and prepare but sometimes much like when we create a painting, we end up somewhere we didn’t expect. On a  Voyaging Canoe, in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Anticipation

  So here is the pencil sketch sitting on the watercolor paper. It’s waiting for the first splash of color. It’s just sitting there waiting for what is to come next. What will the end product be? It takes some … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Capturing the Moment

Its easy to find things to paint, they are all around us. Most of the time I have many more ideas than time. Sometimes a painting will appear right before you. You raise the camera and-click-you’ve captured the moment. But … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Anchor to My Soul

At home I have one person who cuts my hair. She knows how to cut my hair without me saying anything. “You just need it cleaned up a bit?” “Yes.” I say. I come out of her shop and my … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Hawaiian Treasures

So we are a collector family which makes it quite nice if you want to paint a still life. Oooooooooh look, a round rock.  Ooooooh look a little metal cream and sugar set. Oooooh look an old photograph. Oooooooh look … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Captivated

Years ago the Temple was being built up on the hill on Bountiful Boulevard. I was training for a marathon and doing long runs with my friend. One evening we ran along Bountiful boulevard. The sun set and the evening … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Books from a Friend

I Love Diane Turners Oil Paintings. I have a couple of her originals hanging in my home. She calls the mountains above our home “her mountains”. These are mountains that have caught my eye everyday of my life since I … Continue reading

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