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The GrandEst* Thing

At the beginning of June I spent several days with the Grandchildren. Their parents were off on a ministry trip. We had so much fun! I try to make some kind of art with them every time we are together. They are getting old enough now that they can participate without concern of major messy…

A Light Shines Through It

Certain pieces are starting to exhibit the characteristics that I’ve always hoped for in my paintings. The quality of light that I delight in, especially glowing or dappled light, is becoming slowly possible and even evident. A Light Shines Through It is one of those pieces that comes close to touching my heart with that…

In All That’s Fair

I’ve never lived in an area where peonies grow well. Since the day I learned of them, though, I’ve known I would love them. I’ve never had any peonies given to me or bought any. Until this last week. I’d heard they had some at the local grocery. I needed some groceries anyway and looked…

Updating Miss Nellie’s

Before and After. I painted this last July after a visit to this park. I never was completely happy with it, but I framed it and hung it at the co-op gallery. Every time I saw it it made me shrug. I asked a mentor and a critique group about it. This morning I took…