Category Archives: miscellaneous

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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A Place for Everything…

A new blog reader, who found me via PleinAir Today, just sent me a question about a custom shelf which can be seen attached to my tripod in many photos. But first, before I get to his question, let me … Continue reading

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From the Dept. of Good Health & Safety Practices – as applied to using Oil Paints…

Clearly, I have been going about painting pictures in the wrong manner… (Source: http://www.odditycentral.com/videos/indian-artist-paints-with-his-tongue.html) Indian Artist Paints with His Tongue By Sumitra on March 6th, 2012 Category: Art, Videos Now here’s a hobby that’s bound to leave a bad aftertaste. Ani K, from Kerala, … Continue reading

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How to succeed at a plein air event…

PleinAir Magazine picked up a post I meant to put up on the blog last month for one of their weekly e-Newsletters. You can click here to read the post as it was published, or read the same text below … Continue reading

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Speculating on Sorolla…

Okay, if you are an artist or painter and have met me in person, or if you are a friend, or know of me by reputation – then you probably know I am a certified Sorolla Nut. Meaning, a slobbering … Continue reading

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