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Hello from Michigan!

I’m all set up at the Palmer Park show in Detroit, MI. This is the second show in my midwest swing. It’s cool and cloudy, but it’s the midwest. It will change. Beautiful park.

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It’s the little things…

… that always take more time than you expect. Ok, by now I know this takes a while, but every year it still surprises me HOW long it actually takes.

I had a busy day yesterday! In preparation for my upcoming shows, I matted the small prints, folded and packaged the cards. Packaged the 11×17 prints. I also printed some of my square cards. This is after several days of printing, cutting matt board and matting the 11×17 prints. I still have larger prints that need to be matted (and matt board cut) and packaged, in addition to folding and packaging the square cards. I now can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe I’ll take today off!

Musings from a cross country road trip

My first art show of the season is this coming weekend. Up until now I’ve stayed within 1000 miles from home. This year, however, I was accepted to Art on the Square in Belleville IL. So 2060 miles later here I am sitting in my hotel room half way across the country waiting to set up this afternoon and thinking about what I learned.

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Every time I travel, I’m struck by how beautiful, varied and how empty this country is. How different the lives of many of this country’s citizens are from mine. How people can make a living in the most challenging terrain.

I choose to live in a medium size city. The citizen’s concerns are the rising homeless population and the skyrocketing cost of rent. Through much of the country people’s lives are dictated by the weather and the price of corn (or cattle, or soybeans…). I listened to the weather and farm report channel while driving through Nebraska. Severe storms were headed north from Kansas. To me it was quaint that they were reporting the price of soybeans. But to the farmers it is dead serious. It’s their livelyhood. To me, severe thunderstorms and high winds means I miss one show out of several or I pull off the road and stop early for the day, as I did outside Lincoln. For them, damaging hail could mean a crop destroyed. I will never know what that is like, but I can appreciate the diversity of this great land of ours.

Art of the Feast

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Spring Onions-At the Market, 36x24, oil on gessobord, $1250

I can’t believe September is almost over and October is about to begin. My mind starts thinking about apple cider, fires in the fireplace and turkey dinner. Join me and an assortment of other artists at the Columbia Center for the Arts for the “Art of the Feast” show, where they will stage the gallery as a series of diningrooms, furnished and decorated by artists. It sounds like an amazing concept! The show will run Oct 5th-30th. This green onion painting is just one of the paintings I dropped off for the show. 36×24 oil on gessobord, $1250.

Perfect weather in Boise

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It doesn’t get much better than this! Art in the Park in Boise. It’s my last show of the season.  Today until 8pm and tomorrow 10-5. I have my new smaller paintings here along with my normal larger sizes.

Sunday in Bozeman

Set up and selling at the Sweet Pea Festival in Bozeman MT. It’s been three years since I was last here. The town is really growing! Thunderstorms rolled through last night but I think we’ll be dry the rest of today.

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Art A Day sale details

All of┬ámy art a day paintings are available for purchase at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River Oregon. All of the paintings are varnished oils on 1.5 inch cradled board. No framing is required. The pieces are priced as follows… $195/8×8. $225/8×10 and $325/8×16. If you wish to purchase one of these pieces please contact the gallery at 541-387-8877 or email Kristi at galleryassistant@columbiaarts.org