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You’ll find both art and photography posts in my blog, as well as some personal or miscellaneous stuff that doesn’t fall into either category. Some of these blogs go back several years but I’m keeping them around because someone might find them interesting.

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Eve Had the Right Idea

Eve Had the Right Idea

"Eve Had The Right Idea" is an acrylic on canvas painting completed in 2022. The  18x24 canvas was gessoed with tissue paper to make it very textured prior to building up several layers of colorful acrylic paint. How the apple fits into the "Eve" myth is obvious. But...

Black & White Flowers

Black & White Flowers

Every now and then I do a series of flowers in black and white. We always think COLOR when it comes to flowers, but black & white gives them a different dimension, with the plant's delightful texture and shape becoming more prominent. It's a chance to look at...

Good-bye Bella ❤️️

Good-bye Bella ❤️️

My darling Bella left me for the Raindbow Bridge on August 1, 2018 Bella was a sweet little Papillion mix. She was only a little over 20 pounds but you would have never known it - she filled a room up when she entered! She was a dainty little thing with a load of...

Painting a Colorful Abstract Mural

Painting a Colorful Abstract Mural

This mural is a colorful abstract done on a light blue bedroom wall.  It measures 9 x 10 feet and took about 11 hours from start to finish, including the time spent designing it in Photoshop. Here's the finished product: Below is the "before" picture (big difference,...

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

Today was the day! The 2017 solar eclipse that traveled across the USA. I enjoyed the event on the ground of the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation (DASEF) in Smyrna DE, along with a few thousand other folks. I wasn't able to find a screw-on filter for my camera...

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

During one lovely October afternoon, I felt the need to get out and go somewhere different. So I took a drive up the Baltimore with the intent of visiting a museum. But it was so gorgeous out that I decided to skip the museum (after all, I can do that during yucky...

Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Nemours Mansion and Gardens

It was a beautiful September day and I took the day off to visit Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, DE. This is a spectacular estate, part of the duPont empire that seems to permeate much of northern Delaware.  You can find plenty of history and more...

Delaware’s Cypress Swamp

Delaware’s Cypress Swamp

I recently visited one of Delaware's State Parks that I'd been wanting to see for awhile now.  It's "The Great Cypress Swamp", part of Trap Pond State Park. When you think of cypress trees and swamps, most people think of Louisiana or another southern state, but the...

My Day Trip to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

My Day Trip to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

I am taking a long-overdue vacation right now (only a week) but I'm trying to make the most out of it. I'm staying at home, but taking some day trips. That's one of the things I love about living on the east coast - there's so much, so close.  My first trip was to...