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Embracing Mid-Century Modern Style

I was born in 1951, and I live in a house built in 1951.  You may recognize this photo from an earlier post about my Fiesta Ware in the corner of my kitchen counter. It has taken me decades to … Continue reading

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Solitude, The Pasture Tree, My Art On Zatista

The livestock graze beneath trees in the pastures, shaping them in to rounded lollipops.  The painting of this lone tree is titled Solitude. Dimensions are 11 inches by 14 inches. Solitude is one of a group of works on canvas … Continue reading

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The Great Northern Freight Agent

This painting is acrylic on canvas, size 24 inches x 36 inches. The wooden grain elevators in the western US and Canada plains are icons of the past.  The Great Northern Railway freight agent was as much an institution as … Continue reading

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My Oil Palette

This is a photo of the old, engraved brass bowl that I use for my oil painting palette.  It has a piece of waxed paper folded inside.  The bowl is so heavy, it has a wonderful solid feeling, staying still … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Park family camping vacation

The classic woody station wagon filled with a family and camping gear, is illustrated in this oil painting.  Yellowstone is one of the most visited national parks for family camping vacation experiences. Many children remember their first nature experience as … Continue reading

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Western tanagers, nature watercolor illustrations

The Western tanager migration through Montana in the spring is one of my favorite experiences in bird watching every year. As part of my watercolor nature series, this painting illustrates the Grand Teton mountains, a male Western tanager, a moose, … Continue reading

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Waiting For Weather

Waiting for the weather to change, I’m eager to be able to plant the flats of annual seedlings I have crowding the windows of my studio. This painting is one of the first I created decades ago, inspired by a … Continue reading

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Uncle Pete Flynn and the haystacks

My uncle Pete has been an inspiration for a number of my paintings and drawings.  Here I placed him as a young man in a field I imagined from the Montana landscape. He was a veteran of WWI and a … Continue reading

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Nature is my muse… hurry, spring!

I paint more in good weather! I always find it easier to be creative when the snow is gone and green and colorful growth surrounds my home and studio.  I am itching to be able to work in the gardens.  … Continue reading

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Full Moon Paintings

Since the 70’s I’ve been intrigued with nocturnal paintings, especially since the solar eclipse that I viewed in 1979.   This is an oil painting I created after that eclipse, a full moon with the portrait of a red haired girl.  … Continue reading

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She Lived Beside The Anner lyrics, art, singing

SHE LIVED BESIDE THE ANNER She lived beside the Anner at the foot of Slievenaman, A gentle peasant girl with mild eyes like the dawn. Her lips were dewy rosebuds, her teeth of pearls rare, And a snowdrift ‘neath a … Continue reading

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An Illustration Looking for a Fairy Tale

Years back, I created this illustration with the elements of a fairy tale in mind… the castle tower rising from mist in the background, a woman in white with a heart-shaped locket, a mirror. The tower is imaginary, and I … 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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Wishing for spring

The snow is still drifted all around me in Montana, but I watch the birds every day at the bird feeders.  I am extremely READY for spring!  This painting of a goldfinch can be found as a print at my … Continue reading

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Irish Folk Song Winter It Has Passed art and music Alice Flynn

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Wedding In Montana

I created this painting as a commission for my cousin whose daughter was married last year in Montana.

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My Father

I’m finding paintings and old 35 mm slides of paintings and scanning or taking digital photos of them.  This is an example of one I painted of my father, Leo Flynn, back in 1977. update: See also my March 9 … Continue reading

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Winter is coming

We have had an unusually long and mild Indian summer this fall.  It has been beautiful!  Snow is approaching, though, so it won’t be long before I am painting winter subjects again.

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Directory of Illustration

Today I added most of the images of 50 that will be online at the Directory of Illustration.  This nostalgic painting is of my Aunt Molly Flynn.  I love her hat and the shape of her shadow on the sandstone … Continue reading

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