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New Work 2

New Work 2

Here is another recent painting in the color outline style I’ve been doing.

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New Work

New Work

After a number of hard months of work creating a new online art curriculum and a successful Kickstarter, I’m back to promoting my paintings. I’ve done a lot of work even though there has been little time for it. Art has to be answered when it calls….

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I’m painting the Harpeth River. It’s really big.

I’m headed outside to paint the Harpeth River! It’s a really big river, but I have a whole week to do it. This is a live painting event beginning on this Friday night, August 2nd from 6-9 pm at Gallery 202 on 2nd Avenue in…

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IPA of note

IPA of note

**Bad label but great beer** I’m in Baltimore. My bro-in-law, Ted, got this Loose Cannon Hop 3 IPA for me. it’s a fantastic brew with a clean hoppy flavor that’s not too bitter for such strong hops. I really like it straight from the bottle,…

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Monet and chutzpah

Here is one of my favorite quotes by any artist: Only an artist on the level of Monet can get away with saying “love” in the same sentence as describing one’s own work, but we all want to.

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I’m not smart enough to buy a lightbulb anymore.

Should I get a 65 watt bulb or a 75 watt? Ahh, the simplicity of my youth. Today, though, I feel like I need to have an advanced lighting degree when I go to the store. There is incandescent, fluorescent, halogen and LED. A single…

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Coffee bag of awesomeness

Ahh, the fresh cup o’ joe. It always smells better than it tastes. Unless, of course, you have spent 25 years working on your brewing methods! If you crave that rich, brown luscious brew, then you know that the most important thing is preserving the…

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Bling & Bow ties

Bling & Bow ties

hat fun this evening would have been had I known someone. Everything was perfect except for that one thing. Great food, great music (blues! my fave), great artwork, really good cause (raising money for arts programs!), lots of people wearing cool outfits, including some nifty…

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Sheets – the empty bed full of inspiration

Sheets – the empty bed full of inspiration

Here is one of my favorite painting of late. I didn’t even like how it was going as I neared completion, but then the black line work was getting lost. when I re-drew it with an oil pastel, the painting came to life. Line has…

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Do you want your art to be uncomfortable?

This morning I was talking to my best buddy, Jim, about Henri Matisse and what he said about his own art. He said he wanted it to be comfortable, like a good armchair. (I like to think Matisse would have enjoyed sitting down with us…

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