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Lean Into the Light
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A picture perfect fall day along the Poudre River. As I painted this scene, I thought of poet Mary Oliver and this phrase from her book, Winter Hours. Sometimes, I think, were I just a little rougher made, I... Read More

Was the Strada Easel Challenge Worthwhile?
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It’s the end of September and that means it’s the end of another 30 Day Challenge to draw or paint from life every day for 30 days. Sponsored by Strada Easel, this is the third challenge I’ve completed. As... Read More

Turning, 8×10 plein air
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Plein Air days are the best days. September light in Rocky Mountain National Park when the leaves are turning makes everything even better. Painted with the PAAC, Northern Colorado crew at Cow Creek in Rocky Mountain National Park this... Read More

Conversations like these
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It’s conversations like these that keep me moving forward. Anything here sound familiar? MAE: So, are you going to do the Strada Easel Challenge this month? (MAE: my alter ego) Me: Oh, I don’t know. I thought I’d take... Read More