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The Face of an Icon Looks Back at Me

Perhaps it is only another example of how we create our own reality that every icon we paint somehow ends up mirroring our own face.  Our hand is and is not our own in the painting, but has its own … Continue reading

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“The Highest Goal of Life is to Inquire and Create”

I always find it a pleasure to listen to some of the smartest people I know in their wisdom years, to find what they have learned over the course of a life well lived.  As a former educator, I was … Continue reading

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Gray Gravitas

I have recently decided to stop coloring my hair at the age of 62.  Rather than wanting to look younger…I want to look as I am.  Many within my circle have tried to convince me to stay “blonde.”  They have, … Continue reading

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Growth is not linear

  The nature of painting in this style requires that we return to the same areas again and again, alternating with highlights, or the detail work, and floats, or washes of color. Fibonacci is speaking to us here again, taking … Continue reading

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Everything teaches you

   “Rabbi” by Olga Dytyniak This blog begins a new venture in sharing my world of painting. I have always been a very private person and so it feels extremely odd to be sending these words into the ether and … Continue reading

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