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Summer Time is Outside Time

Way back when permitting opened, my sister and I snagged permits to climb Mount Saint Helens in late July. To prepare, we did Larch Mountain last week and will complete some more difficult hikes until it’s our time to climb the mountain. 83 more words


Tonal exercises with a limited palette

After all my recent autumnal scenes, I decided it was time to try something a little different…plus time hasn’t been on my side of late so I wanted to try to keep up a bit of momentum with a few smaller sketches. 402 more words


EMBRACING THE UNKNOWN through the known

There are things known
and there are things unknown,
and in between are the doors of perception.


Presently engaged in a positive struggle with the medium… 264 more words


“Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look at the sunflower.” - Vera Nazarian

Sunflowers are so beautiful, happy and a great way to start July. Tonight I brought home some vibrant sunflowers from the market for my wife Lisa. 38 more words


“I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.” - Groucho Marx

This is the view siting on the Overlook Terrace today between meetings at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey. It is the most idyllic setting with the beautiful manicured greens and fairways and all of the old growth trees. 40 more words


Green, Green and more Green

I snapped a photo as we walked by the Plymouth Guild for the Arts to use as a base for this sketch. All winter everyone was so tired of the snow and I was tired of sketching and painting the different shading on the white snow longing for green. 48 more words