Orion Art at White Dog Studio

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Barn Update and Swallow Art to Boot

The barn/studio has a charcoal grey metal roof, installation shown here. All of last weekend was spent raising the barn, putting up trusses, laying the roof. Many volunteers helped! I was the camp cook! The weather was great, a bit muggy on Sunday, but no rain. I have lots of shots that I took on my son's camera that show the various stages of construction. Future postings to come.

This painting is posted for Iona who saw part of the image in a previous post about Tom the Russian Blue. It is hanging on my bedroom wall. This is the last of a series of four. One is with my sister at her home in Lakewood and two were donated to an Aids Ward at a local hospital in Cleveland. The inspiration for the paintings came while birding one spring morning. The tree swallows were flying in incredible patterns through sunlight and tall grasses.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Ground has been broken for our barn/studio and the hard labor has begun. Bob and our friend Scuzzy Miller are working together to build it. We'll have more help coming in later in the week and over the weekend.
For now we'll build a pavilion. In the spring we'll put up walls and after that we'll work on the interior. It'll be a year or so before I'm in my new, larger space. It will be well worth the wait. Twice the size of my current studio! I have dreams and plans for holding painting workshops, having yoga classes and other great get togethers.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Thomas Jefferson Longshanks Hanks

Tom is visiting for a few weeks while Ali is between homes.
Flying out of Walnut Trees....Hanging out in Walnut Trees

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Abstraction Continues

Oil on Canvas
12 x 12

This is from a twelve part series. Each piece is 12 x 12. The addition of silk squares and texture lends a new dimension to the work.

Friday, August 8, 2008

8 8 08

Scratching the Surface
Oil on Canvas 12 x 12

8:30 am Cosmos and beautiful blue high pressure sky, courtesy of a front from Canada

7:45 am Turkeys and their chicks ( i think baby turkeys are called chicks)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Lake Erie, Presque Isle

spent a great day at presque isle on lake erie, yesterday.
presque isle is a lovely 6 mile long peninsula with miles of beach to enjoy and explore.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Where is Home

most of the paintings posted lately are derived from the week i spent in columbus at the ap studio summer institute. this painting is the last that is directly inspired from that week.

more however are in the works, based on ideas which germinated with the passing of my father and with practical applications learned in columbus with additional exploration of my own.