Archive for April, 2019

At the Art Battle

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Hey that was FUN!


Didn’t make it out of round 1!  Hey like I keep saying:  there are some serious and heavy duty painters in there!  But I’ll let you in on something:  no matter how big the house, or small, when it’s show bizz, I always get the butterflies.  And the butterflies come with shaking hands!


Thought I’d try a twinravens landscape, Tehkummah Winter Scenes.  I took 2 shades of blue and a black but what I should have done was taken a splash of green!

Many thanks to my friend Hedra for these photos of yours truly in action.  I’ll have a video posted to my youtube very soon!  And if you get a chance:  check out an Art Battle! It’s a very cool show!

Art Battle!

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HEY!!!  we were called up!  and so we GO!!!  i have to tell you i love these live art painting events!  i love to watch them but i also love being in them!  no time to ask for sweet Tash to visit me in dreams, no dream visits by lovely Stacy from Malibu, no time for any of that fun stuff, we’re called up and i’m out the door in about 15 minutes.  wish me luck!

sunrise on the range


ultra wowza!  we sure don’t have a view like that back in the slab!  that’s the open range where eagles fly and the river is alive with sound and movement!  it is a grand and glorious Sunday morning, April 21st!

Back Home on the Range!

wow!  we’re here for the weekend, first time since Thanksgiving and gosh is this quiet paradise, tucked away, a place of big medicine!  what changes in scenery in a short 8 hours!


Friday evening, 8 p.m.  Home sweet home!  yesterday at this very hour we were breaking out of the capital city:  dreaming of a place down the road!  we arrived around 4 a.m.  i opened the car door and all i could hear was the river.  ooh la la!  i needed to hear that.


30 years, where did they go?  it was raining this morning so we had a chance to look around at the many things we left behind.  one of the fun photos we have here.


“Going Anyway”, words and music by Mark Seabrook.  (we’re still looking for that vocalist!)  poem on the fridge door with assorted love photos.


“Killers: A Self Portrait on January 24th”, acrylic on canvas, 36×48 inches, 1990, artist collection.  ah yes…  one of our fave paintings, on display in our living room.  one of my personal faves.


“Rescue”, acrylic on canvas, 24×36 inches, 2000, artist collection.  this one too, in the living room where we can see it always.  one of my personal faves.


untitled, acrylic on canvas, 18×18 inches, 2019, available.  this one was left on the table back in the city.  we have a series of these in the works, some with smokey grey back grounds, more photos to come.  it was inspired by a sketch in the Found Poetry, book 2.


Found Poetry, Book 2.  we started these books way back on December 20, 2018 and mine will be, well.  we’re down to about 25 pages to go.  a book of very spooky poems like “The Clone Trees”.  this drawing made it to an 18×24 inch canvas and it might make it to a 24×36!  (we’re using Golden Heavy Body Acrylic, our Stevensons acrylic days are over.)


tonight, Friday, April 19, 2019: at home on the range, in super peace and super darkness! gosh i have missed times like this!  that’s a birch blaze and it is a beautiful thing to see, and smell!  and here comes the moon!


Bank and Somerset, Ottawa: last summer’s amusements and we’ll be back to those soon enough but i’m wondering if we’ll have our toes tanned as well as we did last year…  ha ha.  where we’re living over there, me thinks it isn’t one of those places for catching a few rays, not how i like to catch them!

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Portrait of the Artist as a Middle Aged Man:  that’s at Toogood Pond Park, Unionville, Ontario, not far from the Varley Art Gallery of Markham.  i love looking forward but i love looking back!

now its time to go see that MOON!