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Second Day on the Painting

December 21, 2010 Uncategorized 0

While I am quietly painting I think of so many things I want to say on this new blog of mine…and yet, now, when I click keys to computer, those ideas are nowhere in sight!   The challenging process of actually cranking up the creative motor and finally, brushing the color onto the paper,  sometimes last a long time.  Yesterday I used almost an entire day before choosing and mixing the oil paint; taking down the 55″ x 55″ piece of paper from the wall... Read more

Starting My New Painting on December 18, 2010

December 19, 2010 Uncategorized 0

Today I began a new painting.  The blog will describe the process up until the painting is finished…whenever that is. The idea for this work has been rummaging around in my mind for a while now…but we’ll see what the final result will end up being.   *Beginning size is 54″ x 54″ *Surface is cold pressed rough watercolor paper cut from a roll   This afternoon–as it started to get dark (this happens so early now)–I applied a coat of white acrylic gesso on... Read more

On the Way Home

December 18, 2010 Uncategorized 2

These days lots can be accomplished on your laptop when you can get online while flying.  I have been  cleaning my desktop; catching up on emails and writing my blog!!  I am returning home on a six hour flight from Boston to San Francisco.  Ole Man Winter has his grip in New England at the moment..brrrr!  Ice even coats the small ponds which dot the landscape.  Seeing that ice brought back memories when, a long time ago, I used to skate and play ice hockey... Read more

The Night I Saw Leonard Cohen

December 9, 2010 Uncategorized 3

Leonard Cohen graced us at a memorable concert in Portland, Oregon on December 9, 2010.  What a night!  We were among the approximately 6,000 fans who loved every moment of his almost 3 1/2 hours on stage.  Not bad for someone who is 76!   We were fortunate to go backstage post performance and some of the performers and crew tasted  Rex Hill wines from Newberg, Oregon.  (Leonard did not have any since he does not drink wine, if you are curious about that fact!)... Read more

First Blog, First Day, First Moment

December 6, 2010 Uncategorized 2

Welcome to my blog.  Here is a recent mixed media piece I have just completed.  It is oil on gessoed paper with painted plastic segments.  Title is “Plastic Iceberg 7″–with 7 being my favorite number.  The size of the piece is approximately 54″ x 54”.  Let me know what you think of the piece. Read more