cold press

It is not so many decades since refrigerators were unheard of. Electricity to run them was also relatively unavailable. Tilly lamps and accumulator batteries gave slight light and indifferent radio signals. Food was bought on the day it was eaten, or for the long term, winters, it was dried and hung up or salted, or […] Continue reading

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Sunrise, sunset

What is it about sunrise and sunset? There must be a million theories concocted throughout the ages as to where the sun goes when it sets and where it has been when it rises. We know now what goes on, but wasn’t that clear all that long ago. This painting is acrylic on canvas, 30 […] Continue reading

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Quiet inlet

Life is about resonance, art is a way to discover the beat of one’s heart, the pulse of Nature, the truth of relationship. Being resonant is to have peace of mind, no matter how out of sync the world around you can become.

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Quiet inlet

Life is about resonance, art is a way to discover the beat of one’s heart, the pulse of Nature, the truth of relationship. Being resonant is to have peace of mind, no matter how out of sync the world around you can become.

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way back when

It was very interesting to locate oneself spatially in an unlikely spot, say four hundred feet above the ground, and paint the picture as a bird might see it. There was no point in including the third dimension; no room for it. The original acrylic painting is five feet by four feet.

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West Coast Wonder

Here is another way of working with paper. The painting is an acrylic, and the entire frame is made of cardboard, with the foreground built up to increase the view a little. Tricky to do the frame, and not entirely successful from a construction point of view. A process in progress. Not too bad to […] Continue reading

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The Mayne at rest

I have always had a passion for working with paper, this piece was assembled from bits of cardboard and then painted. Don’t ask how long it took. Seems to me I had more free time back then.

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Frog Hollow

In a week or two, in this part of the world, we will begin to hear the nicest sound ever, the singing of the spring frogs. I can’t tell you if they’re telling the world they’re newly awake, or whether they are making it known that getting a mate is the topmost thought on their […] Continue reading

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Take off your boots, Sir

Health care on demand has not been available for very long, and while there was help in times past, it was not necessarily of the best, or conveniently to hand. One took one’s chances, and often suffered a great deal until one recovered or died. There but for the Grace of God go I, really […] Continue reading

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Wash day

Forget about electricity delivered to you at great personal cost along a national grid. Didn’t have any of that when I was a small child at the farm. We had it at my regular home, though it was basic stuff, a cooker and electric lights.Water was warmed (it never got hot), by pipes behind the […] Continue reading

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