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Flowers! Poppy, lavender, columbine...

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Flowers! Poppy, lavender, columbine...

Maybe it's the summer weather, maybe it's the texture or the way the flowers are showcased, but I'm kind of excited about making these!  Thought I'd share with you! More to come... Acrylic and ink on 8x8" gessoboard.

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Sharpie oil-based paint pen doodle

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Sharpie oil-based paint pen doodle

Waiting for the oven timer to beep last night, got all enamored with oil paint pens again. Big-eyed fish with a fancy goatee... made me smile. Also used black oil pastel for sketching and a big blob of brown India ink for the pupil. I enthusiastically recommend doodling while you wait out the last few minutes of your baking Zucchini Arrabiata.  Have a wonderful day.

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Drawing/painting on the backs of old book covers

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Drawing/painting on the backs of old book covers

Two trees, made with Sharpie oil pens, on the back of an old book cover. This idea and the generous contribution of the book cover came from a dear friend. On the outside: Flip it to the inside, voila: Thanks, Friend!

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Cotton Candy Landscapes

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Cotton Candy Landscapes

These are some new works, based on a summertime Rio Grande train ride I once went on. They look a little trippy, a little too much, perhaps, but I still wanted to share them. Mixed media/varying sizes.

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A throwback, a find, and a glimpse at process

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A throwback, a find, and a glimpse at process

Our cat/s knocked over a framed picture that was propped against one of my art studio's walls last night. When I found the picture facedown this morning, I also found three drawings in a folder behind it. Surprise! I had stashed these strange little preliminary sketches of birds, predators, and antlered animals there for "safekeeping" over a year ago, and in the meantime had forgotten all about their existence. Well, here ya go. The sketches were done in ballpoint pen, colored pencil, and Sharpie; the finals (which were mailed to a dear friend) in Inktense pencils, India ink, and acrylic on...

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