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My Father’s Love Letters To My Mother

My parents were killed in a car accident on July 19, 1979. I was 27 years old. It was a tragic shock. Overnight, a narrow streak of hair above my forehead turned white. Within a few hours of being notified … Continue reading

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Venus Velvet No. 2 Pencil On Arches Rag Paper

Another drawing from my portfolio – I use a pencil sharpened to a needle point when I draw, never erase, and love the soft surface of Arches rag paper.  Alice Flynn

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And for Pi day…

Available on a shirt at skreened.com/aliceflynn

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How To Make Tom Riddle’s Wand, Voldemort’s Wand

Halloween is the time of year when I get requests to help with costumes.  This is something that can be a sudden challenge, but also is a lot of fun to see the results. In my day, Halloween was for … Continue reading

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Calligraphy | The Ministry of Type

Calligraphy | The Ministry of Type. Working on a project of wedding invitations, I began to think of all the years of penmanship, fountain pens, and nuns standing over us in the classroom with the Palmer Method posted above the … Continue reading

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My Father

My father worked for the Great Northern Railway in Montana from the time he was 14 years old until he retired at age 65.  If you look closely at the garage on the right side of this painting, you will … Continue reading

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Erin Gra Mo Chroi, song, art and photos, Saint Patrick’s Day

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Prints available at my Etsy.com shop

These paintings are now available as giclee reproduction prints at esty.com/shop/AliceFlynn.

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September 6, 2010, No Place Like Home

The humble home of a family of vireos this summer is the large weeping birch tree trunk that still stands in my back yard.  The weeping birch was an awesomely beautiful tree when I moved here 23 years ago.  It … Continue reading

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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 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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