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nio2.jpgNio Sleeping – 14″ x 18″ – Oil – October, 2018

Nio Sleeping. His little cheek squishes into the mattress below him, his nursing-lips satisfied into fullness, and there is peace and total trusting rest. The sleep of the innocent. The sleep of a well-loved baby.

It was a joy to paint “Nio Sleeping”, only working when I could see what to do and where to go, a joy to abide with the little one. The real joy was the enthusiastic approval of the mother, and the satisfying comment of one who said, “I wish I could sleep like that.” Indeed, in peace.

 

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Self Portrait – about 16″x18″ – Watercolor 2015

A paradise full of real beauty, wildlife and some fantasy. Sometimes we “slip into” a slightly different reality. This was painting during the times of writing Mr. Floppysocks is Loved. There is joy.

 

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Motherhood – 18″ x 36″ – Oil

The beauty of a new mother with her baby… so new her body still conforms with the child’s, the gradual separating from inside to outside, a holy joy given to mothers, a love and peace beyond all that we have known before.

 

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Empty Nester – 24″ x 48″ – Oil

The agony of the “empty nest”. The quiet, the aloneness, learning to let go of that which so filled your heart, your arms, your days and your thoughts… redefining who we are, not knowing where to begin.

 

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American Farmer – 22″x 28″ – Oil

 

 

Jeff Shoveling Series – 16″x16″, 12″x 12″, 14″x12″ – Oil

 

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A Boy and His Dog – 30″x 24″ – Oil

 

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Ian, The Poet – 24″x 30″ – Oil

 

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In Memory of Earl – 30″x 24″ – Mixed Media

 

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Grandma and Grandpa – Appx. 8″ x 12″ – Watercolor

 

 

Debutante – 14″ x 18″ – Oil — Tommy – 14″ x 18″ – Oil

 

 

Girl on Flowered Sofa – 14″x 18″ – Oil — Rebecca – 14″x 14″ – Oil

 

 

Libi – Appx. 9″ x 12″ – Watercolor — 4H Patriots – Appx. 12″ x 9″ – Watercolor

 

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A Little Friendly Gossip –  Appx. 14″ x 10″ – Watercolor

 

Maddie – Appx. 9″x 12″ – Watercolor — Anthony – Appx. 9″x 12″ – Watercolor

 

County Fair – Appx. 30″x 20″ – Watercolor — Boy with Flag – 6″x 12″ – Watercolor

 

 

 

 

Lady in Red – Appx. 12″ x 16″ – Watercolor — Hot Dog – Appx. 16″x 14″ – Watercolor

 

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Loving the Ducks – 30″ x 22″ – Oil

 

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New Arrival in Town – Appx. 16″ x 14″ – Watercolor

 

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Central Park – 18″ x 14″ – Oil

 

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Uncle Reuben Dying – 12″x 10″ – Oil

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