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Tripping the Light Fantastic…

Dear blog readers: A few weeks ago I asked for topics you would like to see in my upcoming book. And here is one I thought would be helpful to answer here, before I roll it into my book. I … Continue reading

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Announcing a Winter Portland-area Alla Prima Painting Workshop

_____________________________________ Announcing a Three-Day Oil Painting Workshop: Essential Alla Prima Techniques: Portland Using the Direct Method of Oil Painting “Peonies and Ginger Jar”  |  2012 American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition Instructor: Thomas Jefferson Kitts When: March 1st – 3rd, 2013  (F/S/Sun) Where: Sowa … Continue reading

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Train wrecks, Car crashes, and Paintings in need of Triage…

Detail from “The Gross Clinic” by the 19th century American painter Thomas Eakins.  The entire painting may be viewed below the fold, but I warn you, it ain’t for the faint of heart… Yesterday I announced I’ve been working a … Continue reading

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Yippy-Ti-Yi-Yay, I’m Ridin’ Back in Town…

“Roudy’s Riders, 4th of July, Telluride” Private Commission Okay, I admit it. I’ve been AWOL from the blog for a while. I was burned out after coming home from Spain, Morocco, and the Laguna Beach Invitational and I needed some time to … Continue reading

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"If It’s Tuesday, It Must be Belgium…"

Well maybe not Belgium perhaps, but over the past five weeks I’ve felt like a ping pong ball bouncing around the western world. In the past 5 weeks I have gone from Portland to Amsterdam to Spain to explore street … Continue reading

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Laguna Beach 14, Day 4?…

Didn’t paint at all this morning. felt too bad. But got up and painted the finishing touches to last night’s painting. Laurie, whom I met here last year, came out and shot a few photos of me. Thank you Laurie. … Continue reading

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