Category Archives: stuff

Auction paintings

I wanted to thank all the folks who have purchased my work and those of you who keep a watch on what’s new by auctioning some of my paintings at Daily Paintworks. It’ s been a busy March. I’ve completed a number of commissioned paintings with more on the easel. I’ve also been working on compositions […]

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Pastel Journal Feb. 2013

Having my work featured in an artist magazine was one of my life goals as a painter. For those who have not seen the issue of the Pastel Journal article where I shared a feature article with Lisa Ober and Karen Howard, you may view it now. I made a pdf file of the pages which […]

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Vain magazine

In January I was asked to be a contributor to Vain Magazine – an independent publication. I received my copy today which contains a short bio and 4 of my still life paintings. It’s more than a magazine. I was surprised to open the envelope and find a 5.5″ x 8.5″ soft cover book format […]

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family artists

We all have times in our lives when we wonder why we develop certain passions. These are two people who I’ve heard stories about and identified with the most even though they died many years before I was born. I never believed that being able to draw well is the result of some innate factor. That […]

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fight SOPA

5″ by 7″ daily painting, acrylic on clayboard framed in black This was my version of week 9’s challenge at Different Strokes from Different Folks. In solidarity with  Wikipedia and others of the 24 hour blackout I was going to post a black square. I remembered this painting and it seemed to be an appropriate alternative. The […]

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Lonely Pear Painting giveaway

5″ x 7″ daily pastel painting  (matted and unframed)  surface – pastel board Comments are closed and the winner will be announced soon! I’m giving away a painting for the week of Oct.15th through Oct. 22nd. If you leave a comment on this blog post, you’ll be automatically entered to win this Lonely Pear pastel […]

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Gift Certificates

I’m working on a marble painting and I also received another drawing from Gary for our Play on Words blog. Stay tuned for new paintings this weekend! I created these Gift Certificates for those special friends on your holiday gift list. They make a great gift and you can print them out if you wish! […]

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origami elephant

Normally I don’t post unfinished work but it’s been such a long time since I last posted a pastel I thought I’d give you a sneak preview.The reference for this is an origami elephant my daughter made for my youngest son as a christmas present. She gave him an old cigar box full of different […]

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christmas gifts

     We decided as a family that we’d make gifts for each other this year. Here are a couple of the gifts I made for my son and his wife in Arizona. I was inspired by Sticks Furniture. I bought unfinished pieces and after drawing with pencil I woodburned the designs into the wood, and […]

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old self/new self

Many years ago I was hospitalized because of a nervous breakdown. While in the hospital I had much idle time and it was a perfect opportunity for me to create. I made this sculpture out of clay while there, but it was never fired. Because of it she lost an arm, her feet and some […]

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We Have a Winner!

Hi everyone,Many of you signed up for the free painting giveaway. I was very happy to see that you are all still visiting my blog. I hope you are enjoying the recent work.My mother Johanna (that’s her on the left) picked the winner again.The winner of the “Three Pears” pastel painting is Monika Kaganiec of […]

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