May 2012 Calendar

The desktop calendar includes notes on: Moon Phases, holidays, stones, fruits/vegetables, flower, and astrological signs. The image is a detail of  “May Mandala” by Mitra Cline. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of aspirants and adepts, as a spiritual teaching tool, for establishing a sacred space, and as an aid…

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Family Portrait, process steps from drawing, to iPad, to paint and back again

I’ve been working on a portrait that includes 2 people, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 birds, 1 gecko, 1 bunny, and 1 fish. This family portrait is about 3.5 feet wide by 7 feet. I started with a small concept sketch in my sketch book. I did the first layout of paint outlines, in black…

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Video of the last 12 hours of work on my bird painting

Sometimes it takes longer to finish a painting than I expect, it seems to just keep evolving. This video is the last 12 hours of work on my current painting. It’s about 5 feet by 4 feet.

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Monet and O’keeffe

Two painters that I love are Monet and O’Keeffe. Not only do I enjoy most of the work but I’m inspired by the images of them creating art in a place. They both had a landscape that informed their art… Monet had his garden and O’keeffe the west. There is something very appealing to me…

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Inspired – Paintings and Glass Art (Poster & Postcard)

I finished the postcard and poster designs for my next art show: ‘Inspired – Paintings and Glass Art’ I’m really excited about the other artists – Shari Schubot and Stefan Rollins – it’s going to be a fun show!

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Sensations closest to reality

I learned a few new things about the brain from the workshop of: Steven Maurice Droullard, M.A. M.A. Consciousness Studies, University of Philosophical Research Author of “The Power of Attention,” a look at the operating principles of consciousness. Leader of one of the nation’s largest meditation based communes in the early 70’s, Steven offers eye…

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