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Memorial Day 2014

My mother was a photographer in Montana in the 1930’s and 40’s. She took this photographic still life some time in the 1940’s. It always reminds me of Memorial Day. Thank you to all those who have served our country. … 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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Four Paintings At Wild Joe’s

My art show starting this week at Wild Joe’s Coffee House in downtown Bozeman, Montana, displays the above four paintings.  The installation has my following artist’s statement. CHARACTERS OF SOLITUDE I have been making art for over 40 years, painting, … Continue reading

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Rimrocks Of Eastern Montana

Many people in my family lived in Eastern Montana where the landscape sometimes has cliffs of sandstone that we call “rimrocks”.  The sandstone formations are outcrops in many counties.  This is a painting, acrylic on canvas, approximately 34 by 26 … Continue reading

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In Memory of Someone

A very strong lady whom I worked with in the printing industry has passed.  This digital painting is for her.

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Friends, Neighbors, Homesteaders

When I was a senior in art school at MSU, my mother gave me boxes of old photos and negatives and asked me if I would collaborate with her photography to do a painting for a family reunion in 1974.  … Continue reading

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Montana Vintage Era Cousin

If you follow my work, you will have noticed a thread of family characters in Montana from earlier times in the 20th century.  This one was inspired by a cousin named Bill.  Are you reminded of  “A River Runs Through … Continue reading

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Mr Darcy Watercolor Portrait

This is the most recent ACEO sized watercolor in my series of Jane Austen character portraits.  Each reader of Pride and Prejudice has her own imagined image of Mr. Darcy.  Our ideas of Darcy are now influenced by the film … Continue reading

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Eastern Montana Rimrocks And A Guitar

Acrylic on canvas… music has always been important in my family.  This is one of my uncles. The sandstone rimrock formations can offer echoing acoustics.

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Are You Having A Family Reunion This Year

Recently added to my Etsy shop, consider a gift of a custom portrait of a family home or farm or painting based on old family photographs if you have an upcoming anniversary or reunion.  See the listing information at this … Continue reading

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BBC News – Van Dyck painting ‘found online’

BBC News – Van Dyck painting ‘found online’.

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Lost Leonardo Da Vinci Painting Worth £100 Million May Have Been Found In A Scottish Farmhouse (PHOTO)

It will be interesting to see if this turns out to be genuine. Lost Leonardo Da Vinci Painting Worth £100 Million May Have Been Found In A Scottish Farmhouse (PHOTO).

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English Historical Fiction Authors: “Emma” Illustrated and Other News

English Historical Fiction Authors: “Emma” Illustrated and Other News. From 1896 newspaper reports, this blog article tells the tale of Hugh Thomson’s illustration of Jane Austen’s “Emma”.

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History of the Color Wheel | Part 1 — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers

  History of the Color Wheel | Part 1 — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers.  Some beautiful images of very old color wheels in this article… doesn’t it remind you of your Pantone book?

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Art, Mystery And Posh Pigments In ‘Sacre Bleu’ : NPR

Sacred blue of the Virgin Mary’s cloak!  I just listened to the interview on NPR of the author of Sacre Bleu, Christopher Moore.  It sounds intriguing.  You can read it or listen online at the link below.  Recently in the … Continue reading

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‘A Card Player,’ a Cézanne Watercolor for Sale by Christie’s – NYTimes.com

‘A Card Player,’ a Cézanne Watercolor for Sale by Christie’s – NYTimes.com. From the series of The Card Players paintings, a small watercolor study of a card player from a private collection has now come to the public’s attention.  The … Continue reading

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Beatles Photos by Richard Avedon 1968 Look Magazine

UPDATE this magazine was sold in December, 2012. Enjoy these photos. This collectible vintage issue of Look magazine is for sale in an Etsy shop HERE. These photos by Avedon were printed in Look as a fold out poster insert … Continue reading

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Coping With Downton Abbey Withdrawals – Jane Austen & Dickens Treatment

If you have loved the Masterpiece PBS series Downton Abbey, you may be feeling withdrawals from the drama after last night’s finale of the season.  Until the third season is aired, where do we turn for our romantic fix?  Never … Continue reading

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‘Printing for Kingdom, Empire & Republic’ – Review – NYTimes.com

  Do you love type?  I cringe whenever I think of the boxes of letterpress lead type I sold in a yard sale in the ’80’s.  The person buying it planned to melt it down.  The New York Times today … Continue reading

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Jane Austen, Happy Birthday December Baby

My birthday is December 20, so I have sympathy for others who are December (Christmas) babies.  In Jane Austen’s time, birthdays and Christmas did not carry all the fanfare and great expectations that they do today.  It makes me wonder … Continue reading

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