Book One

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“The Stag and the Hound” 2009 50 by 80 inches oil on canvas

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“What She Left Behind” 2006 32 by 52 inches oil on canvas

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“Raise the Red Lantern” 1999 60 by 75 inches oil on canvas

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“Night Visitor” 2001 70 by 50 inches oil on canvas

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“Returning” 2001 40 by 60 inches oil on canvas

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“Fireflies” 1998 60 by 60 inches oil on canvas

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“Four Conch” 1994 50 by 80 inches oil on canvas

“Stormy Weather” 1993 60 by 90 inches oil on canvas

“Stormy Weather” 1993 60 by 90 inches oil on canvas

Book Four

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Never realized that smudging the drawing as I drew it had to do with being left handed! Thought it was a universal problem.

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Sandstone path. Garden of the Gods. Flowers: tradescantia! very much smaller than ours- cactus flower “penstamen”

July 6, 2007 Afternoon Colarado Springs

Baca weekend. Saw a little sheep’s campion, wild snapdragon called penstamen is a wildflower here, cleome, tiny, cactus flowers, pale yellow, pale orange, (a pale orange flower at the Dunes which looked like it was carved out of green and pale orange jade) clumps of white flowers resembling the wild penstamen, apache plume, which I remembered from omirsit to Susan Shatter and the hike in La Plaza Blanca, Indian paintbrush at the garden of the Gods flax which at first I didn’t recognize until I saw it again at Baca-The wildflowers were the highlights of the trip-more thrilling to see on than the most beautiful garden.

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Brown yellow yarrow down at the river, red thistle. Inspired to do more with our meadow.

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“Gondolier with Clouds”

The blue and white bowl with it’s venetian scenes-painted twice before, monotype, has had the same hold on me as “Cythera” +probably for the same reason – An escape to “ luxe, calme ‘et volupte’”

I wonder if I will ever have a truly fresh motif or insight- my paintings are always about the same things (not things as objects, but metaphors). A journal entry from last summer said perhaps I should concentrate on the “how” and the not “what.” Good advice.

At the pond now, very hot in the sun but water was cold crossing the stream.

Johnston, VT winter 2008

Winter 2008 Johnson, VT


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Flower Studies

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Book Six

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Sand Dunes

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Yucca at the Garden of the Gods. Blooms once every seven years.

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Flower Studies

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Maine Sketchbook

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