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A New Palette Equals a New Life!

A New Palette Equals a New Life!

I can't believe I've painted all these years and never considered my palette. That's odd, huh? Never crossed my mind to reconsider cutting out a palette from a half-inch foam core, taping the sides, and using it until it had too much paint clumped on it. Throw it...

Third Season – Emotions and the Eyeball.

Third Season – Emotions and the Eyeball.

So, yesterday's session went slower than I'd planned. That said, I've learned if you don't add life into the eye of the marlin, regardless of the time it demands, then all you've got is just another painting perfect for a shower curtain. As an artist, you have to...

Second Session – The Paint

Second Session – The Paint

I've always used a hodgepodge of oil paints over my career. I was never loyal to a brand. I bought whatever colors I needed when available at the store with TONS of mediums to get my paint to do cute little tricks—dry at different rates—thickening and...

Launch the Ships!

Launch the Ships!

I was going to start today by typing something groovy-ish about how I was supposed to start this blog yesterday but didn't. The simple fact is, I'm late. My natural inclination should be to use the claim by all the great procrastinators, "Better late than...

“The Successful Return” Completed

“The Successful Return” Completed

Well, I’ve finally finished my first painting in a very long time. (I got a bad case of the “Artist Interruptus” after my luxurious stroke.) And, not only did I fight my way to the finish, I had cascading memories, and I signed the painting this morning. I don’t remember ever enjoying adding my “TG” nearly near as much as this time. Why? ‘Cause, I’m more fleet of the mind, nowadays.

Honestly, why another Blog?

Honestly, why another Blog?

Does the world really need another blog? Well, I have my reasons and they’re completely self-absorbed. I feel oddly secluded. Yet, I’ve found a man hasn’t really arrived until he’s been banned from Facebook! Because, I’d have never done this otherwise.

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