Monthly Archives: August 2010

August 31, 2010, Cabin In The Pines

This is the painting created today.  A cabin in the pines, in the clear mountain air, is a memorable retreat for sweethearts.  Today we are distracted by so much technology and information, it is often hard to connect to each … Continue reading

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August 27, 2010, The Farm Kids

This is the painting created today.  We are used to having cameras around us now, videos in cell phones, cameras in computers… imagine never seeing cameras nor having your picture taken very often.  You might be a little shy about … Continue reading

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August 26, 2010, The Farmer’s Wife

This is the painting created today.  In Montana, the clear air and bright sun make colors seem bright and glowing, a feeling you may say of a lightness of being (my apologies to Nietzsche, – I appreciate my one life).  … Continue reading

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August 25, 2010, Outstanding In His Field

Here is the painting created today.  Farmers have a joke they share…. all farmers are “outstanding in their field”.  August is a time for harvesting and preparing for winter in Montana. The painting is oil on canvas, 5 inches by … Continue reading

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August 24, 2010, The Station Master

This is the painting created today.  The subject is more of the nostalgia regarding the earlier days of railroads in Montana.  The old depot architecture and the life of a station master is gone, but many remember it with fondness. … Continue reading

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August 23, 2010, The Old Birdbath

This is the painting created today.  Years ago, a neighbor had this old birdbath languishing in their back yard.  It is cast concrete, stressed and chipped, but I think it is lovely.  They gave it to me and I placed … Continue reading

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August 20, 2010, The Old Birdhouse

This is the painting created today.  The first birdhouse I put up over 20 years ago is in a secluded corner.  The wood of the entry is chipped away by many years of nesting birds.  Around the birdhouse are the … Continue reading

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August 19, 2010, Birdhouse In The Eaves

This is the painting created today.  It is oil on canvas, 3 inches by 3 inches. This decorative birdhouse hangs from the corner of the garage by the garden.  It is a lovely reminder of all the birds living in … Continue reading

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August 18, 2010, Pasture Tree

Here is the painting created today.  It is oil on canvas panel, 4 inches by 6 inches. In August the pastures and fields turn a golden color. Harvesting creates a dusty haze around the edges of the valley.  In pastures, … Continue reading

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August 17, 2010, Mountain Ash Berries

This is the painting created today.  The Mountain Ash is the Rowan tree in Montana.  There is a Native American legend that the number of Mountain Ash berries forecasts how severe the winter will be.  I’ve noticed that the chokecherries … Continue reading

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August 16, 2010, Montana Apricots

This is the painting created today.  Most people here don’t realize we have apricot trees growing at a few places in town.  Being at a high elevation in the Rocky Mountains, it is a bit of a surprise.  There is … Continue reading

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August 15, 2010, Garden Deck Wall

Here is the painting created today.  It is oil on canvas, 2 1/2 inches by 3 3/4 inches.  On my deck wall by the back door is a coat rack where I hang my garden gloves, watering can, and other … Continue reading

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August 14, 2010, Hiking Trail

Here is the painting created today.  It is oil on canvas, 3 1/2 inches by 5 inches.  It is of a hiking trail near our town.  The summer is already feeling like fall, cool days and near freezing at night.  … Continue reading

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August 13, 2010, OXO Says O RLY?

This is the painting created today.  It is oil on canvas, 3 inches by 2 1/2 inches.  This old metal OXO can is in my collection and was brought to me from Britain by folk musician Bill Sables when he … Continue reading

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August 12, 2010, A Dog And His Boy

Here is the painting created today.  It is oil on canvas, 3 inches wide and 2 1/4 inches tall.  If you click on the image, it will open a close up of the painting.  I hope you like it.

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August 11, 2010, Garden Wall Hat

This is the painting created today.  It is 3 inches by 3.75 inches, oil on canvas.  It is a painting of one of my hats hanging on the western garden deck wall.  This wall has been scoured by hail storms … Continue reading

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August 10, 2010, Montana ranch hand

Here is the painting created today.  It is oil on canvas, 3 1/2 inches by 2 1/4 inches.  It is a quick study of a Montana ranch hand. Click on the image to see a close-up.

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August 9, 2010, Old Camera Is Old

Here is the painting created today.  I set one of the old cameras from my collection on the blue work shirt I wore in the garden this morning.  Looking at the lens and viewfinders, it reminds me of the internet … Continue reading

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August 8, 2010, Old Spice – Paprika

This is the painting created today.  In the 1970’s I started collecting old spice cans, flavoring bottles, kitchen tools, and other old printed containers  as well as old cameras.  My house and studio have shelves of these old mementos.  The … Continue reading

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August 7, 2010, Dapper Boater Hats

This is the painting done today.  It is 3 inches by 2.5 inches, oil on canvas mounted on wood.  I love the style of these boater hats.  It is interesting that fedoras have come back into style in the 21st … Continue reading

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