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I love the suggested connotations of the horse shoe — good fortune, good luck, a brighter future, and of course a real horse mixed in with all of that.

10″x10″ oil on stretched canvas. Available here.

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Are we really one month into 2016? How did that happen?

This Nubian goat makes me happy. I love her cheery expression, and her dots.

12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas, available here.dottygoat12x12

pretty song friday

I love this moment, and it took me a while to build up the courage to paint it. I thought I might go wrong when it came time to paint the water or trough. But I like how it turned out–the rustiness of the trough seems real to me.

Another bigger piece, at 20″x24″, oil on extra-deep stretched canvas. Drinking Buddies

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My first painting of the new year! I wanted to open the year with something special. This one is hanging in my living room, and I can guaranty it is beautiful and impressive. :)

24″x24″ oil on stretched canvas, the design wraps around the side edges. SOLD, THANK YOU.

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Available here. SOLD

so pretty

One of my customers sent me a photo of my paintings on her wall. These were all shipped last week, safe and sound despite the Christmas rush. I was worried about the boxes being drop-kicked, so I am quite relieved.

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That’s a wall of art seven feet across. Don’t they look terrific?

I had a variation on my recurring dream, where the house or apartment I’m living in suddenly has a door I’ve never noticed, which when opened reveals a terrific new room making the current place twice as large. How had I never noticed the door? In my most recent dream, I’m staying at a retro 1970s hotel with orange and avacado decor (probably inspired by my just finishing season 7 of Mad Men), and as I travel through examining it, there’s two baths, two spacious bedrooms, a full bar and bistro area, a deck with a stuffed camel on it, and doors seemingly on every wall. As I travel back to the first room, this time I note the bar is really *outside* my room, but seems to be inside because glimpsed through a large door. Mixing drinks for a small crowd is the actor, Tim Roth. He smiles at me and goes back to mixing drinks. I walk through the rooms again, look through another door and see a very old Dean Martin with shocking white hair descending a spiral staircase, about to disappear. He looks up at me and smiles and I snap his photo and ask him if it’s okay if I post his photo on my blog. He said it was okay. I wish I had that photo.

This dream seems pretty easy to interpret: pay attention to what is already there, there is more than you are acknowledging. Take off the blinders and really see.

I guess that’s my resolution for the new year: See those doors and open them.

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