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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014


Original Oil Interior
8 x 8  inches

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Beguine

The Beguine  8x8 oil, one of the last three of this series. For the story and
more information, please go here.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Home Sweet Home

antiqued and painted wooden box, 4 inch diameter,
not available for purchase

An earlier work, painted in oil on a little shaker style box, for my Mother's 91st birthday in 1995--the house she and then we, her five children, grew up in, built by Grandpop in 1911. By the time I painted this, the house and surrounding acres of lawn, elm and maple trees, apple orchard, flower gardens, corn and vegetable plots, pig pens, outhouse used as a chicken roost and my sandbox were long gone -- succumbing in 1971 to the barbaric rape of rural land by developers' greed and the bulldozers' violent power. Now all is buried under the hard cold blacktop of a mall parking lot -- part of the down-at-the-heels outer ring of Youngstown's encroaching slums. Still, the memories of hide-and-seek, It, Statue and Mother May I swirl in my mind along with the Big Snow, building igloos and snow caves to hide in during our games of Fox and Geese re-run vividly in the nooks and crannies I am bold to call my brain. Talk about *Back in the Day.*—now back to trimming the tree!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Save the Bay auction thru December: #1 of 3

Summer Shadows
12x12. Oil. 
Save the Bay Art Show 
Opening Reception Thursday, December 4, 5-7, $30 

Here's the missing photo. 
So much for my Blogger Phone App!