Vermilion, OH

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It’s a great day on Lake Erie. The air is crisp, cool, and sun-drenched. Waves pound the beach throwing up plumes of white froth.

Waves pound our beach

Waves pound our beach

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The Betty Jane launched for the season. We were late getting her into the water this year but we’re ready to go now.

The Betty Jane launched for the season

The Betty Jane launched for the season

On the easel 5/11/14

Mother’s Day. The weather is perfect. We worked on the boat–The Betty Jane–yesterday and today.  Painting was light this morning but I did get a session in with The Call. First time I’ve worked on it in a little while. I used the last of my old roll of canvas stretching three large ones yesterday. Earlier this…

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It’s a beautiful day today. The weather is fine and it’s Mother’s Day.

Kathleen, my darling, it’s been 24 wonderful years. I love you as much now as I did then–more.

Happy Mother’s Day to my mother-in-law Rose. You have always been the mother-in-law every man wants: kind, supportive, and good-hearted.

Happy Mother’s Day to my mother Betty Jane. It’s impossible to believe you’ve been gone 34 years. In my heart you’ve never been gone for a single instant. Not a day goes that I don’t think about you.

In the studio 4/20/2014

The lower painting has along way to go; the raw umber ground is still visible beneath the figure on the lower-left and other places. It’s 40″ x 56.” The upper painting is nearing completion. It’s called “Explain” or “Plain” or some such. The lower one is titled “Dinner in Trenton,” by the way.

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April 15.

Tax day.

It snowed in NE Ohio.

Tonight is the full blood moon.

An ominous day.

In the studio 4/6/2014

Two Cakes is 48″ x 48″. Unfinished, of course, as are most of the paintings shown in the  “In the studio” posts. The left-side of the small container holds my standard medium: cold-pressed linseed oil+turpentine, + drops of copal varnish and coutrai drier. When I want firm, and fast-drying passages, I put the same mix…