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The True Measure of a Masterpiece


Lummis House

I once took a plein air painting workshop taught by Joseph Stoddard, very talented artist and skillful instructor.

The setting for the workshop was the Lummis Home, a historic home-turned-museum nestled in an arroyo that meandered around mountains and paralleled a concrete river bed leading to Pasadena, California. The structures surrounding the courtyard formed an eclectic blend of medieval fortress and Spanish frontier; a most stimulating place to do art. I returned the following week to do an oil painting (seen above) of this location. Read the rest of this entry »

God Accepts You Just as You Are

Son of a Preacher

What would the pop singer, Michael Jackson have looked like had he have lived longer and not achieved the breathtaking success he had in the music industry? He might have looked like the man I met on this street corner in Altadena, CA. He looked to be much older than Mr. Jackson, but was probably born at around the same year. It must be remembered that Jackson was over 50 years old when he passed away. Read the rest of this entry »

Checking In

Checking In

I’ve been traveling since the middle of last week and didn’t make time to update, nor did I make time to do much painting aside from some quick little watercolor paintings like this one when checking into an Embassy Suites hotel.

I’m back, so I’m checking in.

What have you been up to recently?

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