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PLEIN AIR PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS – POLOLU VALLEY LOOKOUT

  Plein Air Painting With Acrylics For plein air artists who are new to acrylics I’d like to offer a few suggestions gleaned from many frustrating outings.  Someone recently asked if I recommend painting en plein air with acrylics. My … Continue reading

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SLIDING DOWN RAINBOW

SLIDING DOWN RAINBOW Have you ever stopped to admire a rainbow when suddenly out of the corner of your eye a spark of light appears at the top, hesitates a moment, and then dashes down one side and disappears?  Don’t … Continue reading

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Fall In New England

Painting Fall Colors In New England Even though I am not too keen on painting en plein air, this scene was impossible to resist.  Of course, as I often do, I had to add my own spin, in this case, … Continue reading

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NEW ENGLAND RED BARN AT SUNRISE

  NEW ENGLAND RED BARN AT SUNRISE       When we first moved to Connecticut, about six years ago, I became fascinated by the multitude of charming red barns scattered across the state.  I understand the red barn craze abounds … Continue reading

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St. Clement’s Castle

  PAINTING IN NEW ENGLAND  – ST. CLEMENT’S CASTLE   The name “Saint Clement” was chosen for the date of the manor home’s completion, November 23, the Feast of St. Clement. An early bishop of Rome, Clement became the patron … Continue reading

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Veduta di Vesuvio – Bay of Naples

PAINTING IN ITALY / BAY OF NAPLES / MOUNT VESUVIUS   The Neapolitan “soul” is guaranteed to squeeze your heart into submission. “Goethe wrote: “Naples is Paradise.  Everyone lives in a state of intoxicated self-forgetfulness, myself included.” No painting excursion … Continue reading

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Tuscan Gold 1

Something magical happens at sunset in the Tuscan hills of Italy.   It’s as though King Midas reaches out from the great beyond and does his: “touch thing,”  turning everything into rich golden hues. This painting is all about atmosphere and … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Pua

   While living in Hawaii for ten years, it somehow didn’t seem right to not paint a flower now and then.  Although the ability to identify most flowers by their proper name eludes me, and my lack of floristic  knowledge … Continue reading

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Val D’Orcia Tuscan Landscape

    The definition of Landscape is: “view of natural scenery.”  Does this then exclude any man-made structures, i.e. bridges, barns, buildings, houses, etc?  Where does one draw the line?  Many landscapes include a fence.  If a fence is allowed, … Continue reading

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Red And Orange Flowers

I know,  it’s a boring title.  But at the time that I did this painting, I was bored. I took an artist’s still life workshop and to my dismay, the subject was this boring, colorless vase with these faded pink … Continue reading

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