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Tuscawilla Summer

Tuscawilla Summer

8x10 inches

acrylic on birch panel

espresso frame


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Now and then I see a scene that I have to paint. I know it is special when I see it. I saw this on my recent recon with Mary Jane. It is the back side of the prairie around a bend on a dusty dirt road. It was just beautiful with the blue color of the distant tree masses and the many textures in the lush trees and plant materials. There were a million greens and the dark pine stood out in the chaos growing around it. Lots of fun!!

Tip of the Day - Buying Art


. Get online. The Internet is the most efficient way to take advantage of the vast array of different styles, prices, mediums and sizes of art available to collectors.

 Avoid artists who don't list prices or have shopping cart systems. Avoid artists who do not have an established career. If they have no information or history, they may be gone before you know it.

 Look for an independent artist. Commercial galleries have their place, but you get a far better understanding of the art you buy when you purchase directly from an artist. Your experience will be richer for having met and spoken with the artist about their work. 


 Find a unique, consistent style. A contemporary work of art that looks "just like" a Monet or Van Gogh, for example, might have aesthetic appeal, but will not prove to be "valuable" over time. Ultimately, you want to find an artist who can be identified by his or her unique style .

Study the artist's biography. Knowing some fundamental information about an artist can help you gauge their potential for growth and will often provide a deeper understanding of their work.

Today's Recipe

Fruit Chicken Salad


1 granny smith apple diced
juice of one lime
1 cup fresh pineapple diced
1/2 cup red grapes halved
2 rib of celery diced
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup oj
1/2 cup sour cream.
salt/ pepper
1 cup diced chicken
1 T mayo
1 tsp dijon mustard
6 grape tomatoes cut in half


Mix it all up and chill. Serve on lettuce



Studio News and Specials 
Hen Party


I'm having a "Hen Party" on Saturday August 6th from Noon to 4 PM in my Loft Studio.
I have invited three Craft artisans to join me for the day. We will have handmade jewelry, handmade soaps and wash cloths and handmade hand bags along with my paintings. Guitarist Bob Brounley will play from 1-3 PM. Come have a snack, a drink and browse our artisan market. Men are invited too ;>)


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July "Make an Offer" Painting

8x10 inches

oil on panel

shipping 10.00

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Current High Offer 25.00 


cabbage palm 

  My next Michaels Class is on July 24 from 1-3 PM  

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Enjoy a beginning class with me. 



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I get younger every year!! 


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