Tuesday, June 18, 2024


Holy moley, I've just realized that I painted this 34 years ago. It won a blue ribbon (and I have no idea where the ribbon is today) in a county art competition. I took a photo of the loom while visiting Cades Cove, TN. 

Back then, I wasn't afraid of a full sheet of watercolor paper (22"x30"). Today, I'm painting a 5"x7". 


Friday, June 14, 2024

Sally and Sunflowers

Reminiscing about the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph, Charlottesville, VA 2015. One of the guest speakers was Sally Mann and I was lucky enough to get an autographed copy of her book - "Hold Still". 

And a collage of sunflower paintings. I think I should move on to a new subject.


Thursday, June 06, 2024

New Moon

Lately: 6 month checkup with the doc (everything is cool), covid and rsv vaccinations (had a slightly achy reaction), managed a sunflower watercolor that I'm actually happy with. 

Tomorrow - starting a new acrylic painting. 

Tuesday, June 04, 2024

Sunflowers and Lists

I'm currently working on a sunflower, in watercolor. I haven't had much success painting sunflowers in the past. As with all things, I'm hoping that patience is the key. 

 I also came upon a poem by Linda Pastan: