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HAYMAKER’S DAUGHTER

 20×32″ acrylic on birch veneer plywood Here is my latest almost finished portrait of Annika, the daughter of my good friend Shawn Lahti. I traded the portrait for hay. Annika has inspired me to a new interest in portraits.

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Fecundity #4

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Lost Memories

Merriam-Webster’s Full Definition of realism 1: concern for fact or reality and rejection of the impractical and visionary 2a : a doctrine that universals exist outside the mind; specifically : the conception that an abstract term names an independent and … Continue reading

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Fecundity 2 and 3

In keeping with with our theme of fecundity I have accomplished three more paintings. Fecundity #1 I posted last fall. Fecundity #2 and 3# are shown above and #4 is on it’s way.    

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Fecundity

We had a productive garden last summer. A couple of years ago my wife, Kathy, bought a packet of 10 sunflower seeds for three dollars at our local Buck’s Hardware. The plants struggled into the summer but grew to an … Continue reading

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EQUINOX AND SOLSTICE

Here is a selection of four works from summer of 2012 to spring 2013. I think they make a seasonal quartet representing our neighborhood. As I was posting these images I realized they were each started very close to the … Continue reading

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Wood Carving: “The Great Blue Heron”

A long time ago I made a living as a wood carver. Then my tools were stolen.   I was more interested in painting so I retired from wood carving and continued with painting. A little more than 10 years ago … Continue reading

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Pursuit

John and Kadance: water-color on arches Pursuit: oil on panel 42 3/4 x 40 This little watercolor is a portrait of John Redshaw and his horse, Kadance. I contrived the oil from the above watercolor and several images of the … Continue reading

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Old Friends

These are friends from Cowboy Mounted Shooters: Roger Glasco, Bill Pugh and in the back ground, John Redshaw. Part of the event adding to the pageantry of Cowboy Mounted Shooting is that the contestants dress-up like citizens of 1885. I … Continue reading

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Duet

Cowboy and Cowgirl Duet oil on panel 28 1/2 x 36 1/2 Martine and her dad, John Redshaw, are friends of mine. It’s generally easier to be friends with someone with whom you have a lot in common. John and … Continue reading

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