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  As many of you know by now, I'm getting ready for my next show at Matthew's Arts in Bellevue. I thought I would give you a little progress report as opening night is just 26 days away. I was able to meet with Sue Matthews yesterday to go over some things so we both know what each of us is providing for the show. I'll be sending her an e-mail with a photo for the postcard she sends out to promote the shows tomorrow and I'll be sending her a new artist statement for the show as well.     In the studio I'm working [...]

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  As you may recall from Tuesday, The Pittsburgh area was going through a bit of a rainy spell which was keeping me from getting a photo of my latest painting Pine Trail. How fast things change as today was about as perfect a day as you could get. Ever notice how when it's foggy in the morning it turns out to be a great day? This was one of those so this afternoon I was able to get my photo.   Pine Trail reminds me of the kinds of scenery I come across hiking the Forest and Heritage trails in Raccoon [...]

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  This weekend I was able to do two things that I love to do, finish a painting and hike a trail. I was able to finish my latest painting " Pine Trail" early Sunday morning but do to the rainy weather here in Pittsburgh the last couple of days, I haven't been able to get a photo of it yet. This painting is similar to my "Summer Glory" series but features the pine trees that I see on hikes such as the forest trail in Raccoon State Park.   Speaking of hiking trails, I got to do one of my favorites [...]

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  Last week I talked about how I finally decided to get involved with Facebook and "social networking as a whole. I mentioned that things weren't going good at the start but after a couple of days I started getting the hang of it. I'm happy to say that I'm now getting regular Facebook e-mails in my inbox. I'm getting confirmed friend requests as well as some nice unexpected messages.   I guess I had a bunch of negativity towards the idea of social networking but I'm glad that it looks like a was wrong. This fuels my desire to get involved [...]

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  Yesterday on Mother's Day, I was able to finish my latest framed oil painting Summer Glory 3. The weather outside was a little chilly but just right for me to get a photo of the painting and post it on my website.   This "Summer Glory" series has been a blast for me as all of these paintings capture my feelings of being out on the trail on a hot sunny summer day. The dark shadowed area is ending up ahead and you walk out into an area lit up by sunshine and then back out of it.   Speaking of trails, [...]

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  On Wednesday I shared with you my stuggles with getting my Facebook pages together. I'm happy to say that things are going much better. I was able to control the news feed and get my website link on both my personal page and business page set up. Right after I posted that, I stayed online and printed some of the Facebook tutorials that I found. I was painting while the printer was rolling out the help that I needed. This morning I looked through some of the stuff and got that "ah huh" feeling that I was looking for and [...]

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  For the past two mornings I have been working on my Facebook page that I started the other day and regretfully haven't gotten that far. I was able to get a photo of myself on the page without any problems. I was able to get some personal information on just fine also, but it's been all downhill ever since.   I wish I would have noticed the "business page" option right off the bat, but I didn't so I now have a personal page as well as a business page. All is not lost if I can figure out a way [...]

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  This weekend I was able to make some changes to my blog. The first thing you will notice is that you can now directly click on to any of my four artwork collections without having to go all the way down to the bottom of the page. The second thing is that just excerpts of my articles are displayed. This helps me keep down the length of the page a good bit. When you do click on a post, you get the whole article along with links to my artwork collections at the bottom.   I think that I was online [...]

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Recently while I was online looking at what was going on in the art world I came across this story that I think you will enjoy. It involves a large group of artists and the show they were entering. [...]

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  This is my latest painting Summer Glory 2 and it is now on my website. I believe that I have a series on my hands. This painting continues the journey started with Summer Glory. As you may know by now when I'm not painting, I'm hiking trails. One of the things that I enjoy the most is when the sun lights up an area right in front of me while I'm still walking up to it from a dark shadowed area. This is where Summer Glory came to be from, a photo from one of my hikes in North Park. [...]

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