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Two Snow Cones

4 x 4 inches, Oil on Gessoboard

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Every now and then, I get humbled at the easel.  Like all artists, I have a love-hate relationship with it.  This painting was inspired by a recent trip to the doctors.  I've seen these shacks many times and each time I say: "I need to pull over and get a picture"  followed by, "I'll do it next time."  Sound familiar?  Well yesterday, I pulled over and got the picture.
When I got home, I was very excited to begin painting.  The Easy-Peasey, this will be a piece of cake attitude was as thick as cigar smoke.  I started out very worthy of my swelled head, but believe me, it went downhill.
It's amazing how quickly I can turn on myself.  It  started by reminding myself how much housework I have, before I took my next breath, I reasoned that I could have made a nice dessert, cleaned the house, changed the oil in my car and put on a new roof on the house.  I walked out of the studio convinced I couldn't draw a stick figure.  But,
This isn't my first match with the easel.  So although I didn't cut my losses soon enough, I did leave the studio knowing that I could start over today.   I posted pictures on facebook


  1. I like so much about every one of your paintings and this one is no exception to me

  2. I like so much about every one of your paintings and this one is no exception to me!


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