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A couple of posts back I was writing about my recent habit of going back and repainting older paintings that I'd never been quite satisfied with or knew I could do better now, and I was wondering if I did that and the result was...

Oh I know, I know!  Awful picture!!!  Do you want to know why?  I was trying to take a picture of it up here in dark winter Canada and the polar bear I was steadying my camera on was shivering!  True story!!! If you sort of squint a...

Imagine how thrilled I am that this commissioned painting will put a face to the "heart of the home" in a neighbour's house. I feel very blessed to see it hanging there, representing such an important thing....

You might remember these guys.  I went on to paint a much bigger one showing all of the bench they're on.  I still have to go back in and do detail on the crows on that one, and I'm hesitating because I liked how it went so...

Like it?  Last January I painted the one down below there but I've been looking at it recently and thinking it was missing something.  A theme lately.  My paintings all get nervous and worried when I line them up and start looking them over.  Who's...

I always have to stop and think: pomegranate or persimmon? I love them both.  This one is a pomegranate.  It's big and bright and fun.  Third time I've painted this one, actually.  First quite small, then bigger, and now 24"x24".  Every time I'm at my art...

This is how it was. This is how it is now (with apologies for a dark day's photo and the need for a flash). You can tell the truth, do you think it got better?  If you don't, it's OK.  I promise not to cry. Too much. I like...

This little tree on the left  -- really just an overachieving weed -- always irks me when I walk into my kitchen.  Over the summer it has grown up beside the house right outside the window.  (The filthiness of my window doesn't help the situation.)...

Actually there's one more I was working on, but it's at a stinker stage so I'll keep that one to myself for now!  This one is going to have some more work on it too but I like the liveliness in it.  Crows.  I like their sassy ways. All...