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NOV 2018. its been a bloggin long time

I have the reputation in our household as having the patience of a saint when it comes to technical stuff on the computer – I am the resident Geek. I had committed to myself to post and blog all about my travels and painting adventures in Italy throughout May 2019 – and started out with […]

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Day 3 Milan to LODI

One of the benefits of an “office” front for our AirBnB is that they will securely store your luggage coming/going. Such a bonus next to the train station – where we launched the next leg of our journey after a morning of touring the Brera gallery (So many Madonnas…)  Botanical Garden/observatory and creative Montenapoleone district.  […]

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Day 2 MILAN and the Metro

A great sleep was had after we closed the soundproof window on the street bars and cafes. 2:30 am mid week these guys are still partying. A lively city ALL night. Fortunately the large supermarket Essalunga was open early (according to our jet lag) and on the way we discovered the very best bakery cafe. […]

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painting in progress – my process.

Part of my online initiative is to provide more content to my followers and audience about my process and provide background to the finished artworks. Inspiration. Preparation. Production. Challenges.  These short videos are created by layering still shots of the painting.  The sequence of progress shots are photographed in the same light and distance within […]

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new paintings ON DISPLAY

Some of my new paintings are up on display in the Gibsons Wellness Clinic for the next few weeks – as I am not planning any upcoming shows in my home gallery and these large pieces needed some large walls ;-)  Some small plein air paintings of Gibsons are also hanging. The office of my […]

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SEDONA retreat – great stay place

Back in 2012 Brian & I embarked on about 6 weeks roadtrip through California and the Southwest. My recent stay in Newport Beach reminded me of some wonderful creative locations in the south western US that I would like to share. Especially with the upcoming Plein Air Convention in Santa Fe New Mexico this coming […]

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your REAL job ? Artist.

Recently had a painting trip to CA. Met SO many talented artists during my stay – illustrators, designers and instructors making a creative living. Also lots of folks doing their art for the joy of it. Not the income. Some of us wear many hats to make it work. As a professional artist/illustrator this story […]

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Day TEN

Morning ride to some previous choice painting locations. One of my favorite bungalows along the Newport beach side. I don’t think it is absoultely true to its original build…but pretty nice and great in the early light.I was working in acrylic painted line on a pre-tinted 8×10 board. my sweet e-bike. Complete with double pannier […]

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Day NINE

Working in my moleskine on the back of my bike rack. Not many seats or stopping places and a VERY busy running and cycling path/roadway.  I was happy to sit aside the trail and enjoy the changing reflections shimmering across the tidal inlet at Newport Reach and Back Bay – along with the many ducks, […]

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Mission S.J.C. 3pm light.

“3 pm light. MISSION San Juan Capistrano CA. 8×10 watercolor on 300lb CP. The late half of my day was spent in the shade of the mission arches. A lovely quiet and cool spot. Late light was the best. I didn’t bother venturing inside for the full “tour” of the site…but grabbed a spot to […]

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