Archive for the 'Arts' Category

Polymer Clay Play

Friday, November 8th, 2019

I began a painting over a month ago, but work on it has stalled. I did a little work on it today but it frustrated me. The urge to create something was almost overwhelming, so I turned to a different medium: polymer clay. I just desperately needed to make something. The result — three Christmas […]

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Simply Pay Attention

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Existence is hard; it is literal suffering. It has wonders and joys, amazements and fascinations, yes. And it has love. All of this along with suffering, which happens to us and which we inflict on others and our own selves. Claire once asked me, if life is suffering, what is the point of being alive? […]

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Advent 2017

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Happy Advent!

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Art Every Day Month #1

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

It’s been five years since I last participated, and my decision do it this year is impromptu. Here is my first one. 6″ x 6″ wood panel with acrylic

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The Months Blaze

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

So many summer trips, summer camps, heatwaves, gardening; then school began, and here we are. I took the summer off painting. I recently returned to a few begun last spring and finished them. And I’ve made a couple new ones, as I experiment. Sentries / 12″ x 36″ acrylic on stretched canvas Hazy City / […]

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Work Backlog

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

I’ve been busy creating but not posting. Here goes. “Under the Ocean” / 4″ x 4″ canvas panel with acrylic “Santa Cruz Harbor Lighthouse” / 5″ x 7″ canvas panel with acrylic “Beehive” / 6″ x 6″ wood panel with acrylic –SOLD “Botanical Treasures” / 10″ x 20″ stretched canvas with acrylic Untitled / 6″ […]

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Little Cityscape

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

“East River” / 5″ x 7″ canvas panel with acrylic And a bonus! This one will go to my mother, who was born in autumn. “Colors of Autumn” / 4″ x 5″ stretched canvas with acrylic

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Little Pieces

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

While I work on a larger canvas, sometimes I take time off from it to let my creative intuition develop. Yet there remains an urge to create. I bought some new paints and media to play with (Golden Clear Tar Gel, pouring medium, glaze, fluid acrylics). Here are three little pieces from recent days. This […]

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Another Biggish Work

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

This is my second painting done on a larger canvas. A friend of mine bought a townhouse in the area, which is a big achievement out here in the almost-most expensive housing market on earth. I offered a painting as a housewarming gift. Gradually the ideas of a colorful life and the density and intensity […]

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Hazy Winter Moon

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

A small piece called Hazy Winter Moon, it’s 6″ x 6″ canvas panel with acrylic. “Hazy Winter Moon” / 6″ x 6″ stretched canvas with acrylic

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