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liberty weeps

August 11th and 12th, 2017 will be forever remembered as two days of infamy that brought terror, shame, evil and murder to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia. I send my condolences to the family and friends of Heather Heyer, murdered as she bravely stood up against bigotry and hatred, and whose words on her Facebook read “If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention.”

I also send condolences to the families and friends of Lt. H. Jay Cullen, Trooper Berke M.M. Bates, who also died as a result of the evil that visited their city.

May they all rest in peace and may Liberty’s flame act as beacon of hope.

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Lessons from the Great Masters Day 14 – 20.7.15 matted and framed

In July 2015 working my way through Tony Smibert and Joyce Townsend’s Tate Watercolour Manual: Lessons from the Great Masters, this lesson was titled Painting onto coloured paper: watercolour heightened with gouache.  The book was introduced to me by my friend the inspiring artist and teacher Debi Riley from Perth Australia.  Thanks again Debi 🙂

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“imbued with possibilities” matted and framed

To see the evolution of the painting and the explanation of its title visit July 3,2016.

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a girl can never have enough dresses – matted and framed

just like her shoes.

The girl of course is our beautiful two year old granddaughter.

From Yardwork to Artwork: The Margarita Story Part Two


 

After Part 1, time for Part 2
 
       
 

bridgefest

Bridging time, place, studio and friends, this photo was taken in Venice almost twenty years ago. Back in the studio a few years later it inspired the painting that then became a gift to dear friends.

Speaking of bridges here are a few featured on thechangingpalette over the past few years:

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From Yardwork to Artwork: The Margarita Story Part One

Perfect yard work weather combined with a little art work once again.

maturday for Canada Day

Canada Day 1.7.15   matted and framed

In celebration of Canada’a 150th birthday

Happy Canada Day