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6 x 6"
oil on panel 


My new painting, a study for a larger piece, was both a blast and challenging.  David Hockney's Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) is vivid and patterned and awe-inspiring.  I am thrilled for David Hockney, who is still alive and well and producing fabulous paintings - at a recent Christie's auction, his painting started with no reserve at $15 million and fetched $90.3 in the end.  So deserved for its recognition and worth.

Hockney is known for his brilliant pool paintings of course.  This was inspired by two photographs next to each other on his studio floor.  A double portrait.  Hockney worked on it for about a year - looking at a due date of just four weeks until he had to ship it off to New York for an exhibition.  That lead to working 18 hours a day for two weeks just to get it done.

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My new 2019 Mini-Wall Calendar is now available!


My 2019 Mini-Wall Calendar measures 8-1/2 x 13" opened up.

~ Each month has a color reproduction of paintings I've done this year.

~ The price is $25, which includes flat-rate Priority shipping.

~ If you purchase more than one, I will refund the extra shipping 
thru your Paypal account.

~ To view all 12 months, click here.

To purchase your 2019 Calendar, click here.
(This link will engage in 15 minutes)


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They're not ready to go yet, but I wanted to holler out there to those who have asked.  I'm awaiting my proof copy to arrive then order a batch if all is okay.  So it'll be soon.



~ Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving

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6 x 8"
oil on panel


The brave artist Alice Neel, who lived to the age of 84, was largely unknown in the art world until the early 1970's, when she was in two retrospective exhibitions.  "Life begins at seventy!" she said of her new found recognition at the age of 72.

In 1975, Neel began, what took five years, to complete her Self-Portrait, one of only two.  Referring to this unconventional and somewhat shocking portrait, Neel said "the reason my cheeks got so pink was that it was so hard for me to paint that I almost killed myself painting it."

Alice Neel painted dozens of portraits of her lovers, friends, family, artists, poets and even strangers. They are all delightful.  Her total acceptance of her own aging body and laying it out there for all the world to see is most admirable.

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A REMINDER TO VOTE TOMORROW.

"Undecided"
Norman Rockwell - November 4, 1944


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