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Slutty the Stork

Slutty the Stork Last week I was sick, a very rare event. My friends thought it was Covid and one friend dragged me down for a test, which was negative. I found my brain wasn’t sharp and I could not work on the oil painting-two toddler girls sharing a flower. Way too challenging for brain … Continue reading

First Light Fawn-C’mon Guys, There’s Hope…

A year ago I took a photo of the first light piercing the night down by the Suwannee River (where I live.) This year I found the photo and thought it would be cool if a fawn had been passing through. But hey, I’m an artist, I can make a fawn pass through, right? Not … Continue reading

Painting Our Mood

Painting Moods I started this thing two weeks ago, when I was in a bad mood. I had a major heartbreaking disappointment and I wanted to distract myself so I painted this beach scene (24 X 36) with ugly threatening tree roots.                 Then I started feeling more … Continue reading

Six Stages of Making a Painting

6 Stages of Making a Painting I’m sure all artists work differently, but I have discovered that I go through 6 stages and some of it’s grief. 1. I see an idea in my head. This is mysterious, even to me, but I think if artists have a gift, a talent, it is this ability … Continue reading

Small Wonders

Mockingbirds-Painting by Je’ 11 X 14, gouache We often take small wonders for granted, just because they are so small and common. One small, common wonder around here is the mockingbird. I was sitting on a bench at sunrise recently, when a mockingbird landed nearby and began his routine, issuing perfect bird calls of every … Continue reading

Gus Goes Fishing and the Golden Age of America

Everyone seems to think that the best era ever was when they were growing up. Supposedly I grew up in the Golden Age of America, but who knew? I’m sure people didn’t emerge from their huts in the Ice Age and think, “Whoa, it’s freezing, this must be the Ice Age!” Surely a big part … Continue reading

That’s it! I’m going to quit procrastinating. Tomorrow

We probably all procrastinate when we have some unpleasant task to perform: Clean out the garage, finish the term paper, or in my case, organize my art supplies. Even now, when I say my supplies ARE organized, I see bottles of paint on the kitchen table and a magnifying glass on a bendy arm bolted … Continue reading

Message Bird

I make gourdy birds out of…well, gourds. Plus polymers clay, wires, etc. This quail was a loser and got kicked around and broken. Yesterday when I was fixing him, I thought he should be holding a note pad. Then I wondered how dry erase boards work? Aha an experiment! My experiments usually fail, but this … Continue reading

The Bell Tolls for You O King-a German Fable

Here’s a feel-good fable┬áto brighten your day. I presented it as a chalk talk, drawing live in front of 125 people. I was so nervous! But they loved it. It’s about a horse…or maybe it’s about social security?      

Art and Spontaneous Profanity

Did you ever screw up something so bad, profanity spontaneously sprang from your lips? I’ve been working on these pour/paint resin panels, which include many hours and a fat slice of my little art budget. I spent hours on one, mixed the resin with a kitchen scale and left it to harden. I dutifully covered … Continue reading