The End of Summer

It’s true, Summer is coming to an end. Either that makes you happy so you can enjoy some cooler weather or it makes you sad to leave the lake behind. I think these are the last sunflowers for this summer. I’m OK with that since there are fields and fields of them over near Davis…

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The Colors of Fall

Autumn is in the air! Evening breezes are cooler, the days are shorter, the apples are crisp, there is an extra quilt on the bed, even the coffee seems to taste better in the cool morning air. These peachy-orange roses were calling to me last week ~ the color is very much “fall” and they…

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A Bit of Abstract

As summer winds down I’ve been playing with the paints in a bit more of an abstract way. I’ve always enjoyed using the palette knife so using some new silicone scrapers and rubber wedge brushes just seems to be a natural progression. Adding new tools to the bucket of brushes has been a fun experience….

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Using Different Tools for Painting

I’ve been playing around with different tools for painting and enjoying how easy it is to blend and push paint with a silicone scraper. Catalyst makes some fun ones but it does take getting used to. The brush that has a rubber wedge where the bristles should be is another one that lets you make…

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August Days

August is winding down, coming to a close soon. Even though Fall is on the way there are still 100+ degree days here. Summer is leaving, but the heat is staying. It has been a pleasure staying indoors to paint with the air conditioning humming away on those very hot days. Paintings do dry a…

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