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Primary Umbrellas - 6x12

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I expected that these bright umbrellas would be the most enjoyable part to paint, but I had much more fun working on the figures. 

Oil on 2" cradled panel, 6x12 inches

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Sunset Walk - 6x6

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Well I spent A LONG time yesterday putting frames together, wiring, hammering, attaching the 6 screws per frame... I wish I could find the drill... that would be helpful, and I'm still not done.  My hands and arms are killing me! I wish I could hire a minion to do all my framing for me :) 

Good news is I've finally finished enough paintings for the upcoming shows, so now I can actually sell some...

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Clouds in the Salt Marsh - Carpinteria Oil Painting - 18x24

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My show at Corktree Cellars goes up tomorrow, I'm excited but I'm nervous too. Ever since I found out (8 days ago) I've been painting non stop... large, and non stop. I felt like I was in school again, and I had a cumulative final that I wasn't prepared for at all. But I did manage to finish 5 new large pieces, this is one of them:

Oil on panel, 18x24 inches

I was trying out a new painting...

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Carpinteria Bluffs IV - California Daily Landscape Painting - 6x6

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We leave for our 4th of July trip to South Dakota tomorrow, I'm excited because I've never been there, and hopefully I'll get some good reference shots for later paintings. I'm not sure what to expect, but I hear there will be buffaloes and pheasants, and possibly thunderstorms. If there's a thunderstorm I'll be a happy for the whole trip.

As for blogging, I've painted ahead so there will be new...

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The Edge - Carpinteria Bluffs Landscape Painting - 4x8

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I found this little 4x8 canvas in my stash of painting materials and decided it would be perfect for this colorful little scene.

Oil on canvas panel, 4x8 inches


Also my new business cards came in! I don't live in Denver anymore so my last ones were a little outdated. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. I also made magnets that I can include in packages I ship out. Yes, I was having fun...

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