An Old Treasure

One of my family’s hobbies is to go antiquing.  Quite frequently, too.  We usually never buy anything, we just dream and browse.  Occasionally, though, one of us will find a treasure shining in its corner for a price we can’t pass up. So it was one day when I rounded a corner in the back […]

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On the Wings of the Storm

For this particular painting, I tried to distance myself from what I’m used to and try a different style.   So I have a weird bird’s eye perspective (something I’ve never done before, and I’m not sure it worked) and some rather fanciful looking clouds.   I decided to leave further horizons out of the […]

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White on White

The weather here has gotten cooler, not enough for snow, but enough to put me in the mood for snow, so I painted the following: Life has been busy, and I’ve struggled to fit painting back into my schedule, so I’m happy to bring this to you. I recently received the little palette I won […]

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The Ephrata Cloister

I always thought it was interesting to see early American architecture influenced by Old-World cultures.  The Ephrata Cloister has some interesting specimens of 17th and 18th century German architecture, built with what supplies the settlers had at their disposal. The two main buildings at the Cloister (the Sister House and the Brother House) are quite […]

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House on a Hill

I took a different approach to the process of painting this little house peaking its head over a hill.  I wanted a warmer tone throughout (which I failed to do in the right sky), so I painted a nice yellow wash under the grass and threw gold on the trees. Applying frisket to the yellow […]

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Gourds

Still life, “fruit in the bowl,” painting has always been a type of painting I could care less about, but I thought I should paint some, just as a study, so I chose some rather cool-looking gourds. I’m not really sure what to think of it, whether or not it looks acceptable, but here it […]

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A Rather Large Painting

I was asked if I would be able to paint a mural for my church’s Vacation Bible School.  The theme was Medieval, and I had to come up with something along those lines.  A castle was the obvious choice for the mural, but I didn’t want it to be one of those cheap, whimsical, and […]

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