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Painting is Propaganda

I have embarked on an adventure to paint whatever I want and as much as I can—and to give it all away. When I decided to retire, I knew I wanted a focus to take me into the next chapter of my life. I had to retrain my brain from running a business for so … Continue reading


Leaving oneself is a bold act that can not be undone. 2018 marks the beginning of my 8th decade on this planet. I have moved linearly through time—and along that journey I have collided with many folks. Some of these collusions have bruised me; others have strengthened me. All have had some impact on my … Continue reading

Italy 2017.11.11>11.24.046+47

Weeks 46 and 47 With only three weeks left in my time in Florence, weeks 46 and 47 were packed. We visited Venice and Lisbon on two consecutive weekends. We enjoyed both cities immensely. Seeing the Tintoretto and Titian painting in Venice was especially invigorating. It was also very pleasant to travel out of season. Lea … Continue reading

Italy 2017.10.28-11.3>44

On Saturday, we toured the Altes Nationale Museum in Berlin to see paintings from the late 1800s to the early 20th century. This purpose built museum for a fixed collection was the first in the world to collect impressionist paintings (Monet in 1876). It houses work by Adolph Menzel, Caspar David Friedrich, Carl Blechen, Anton von Werner, Max Lieberman, Arnold … Continue reading

Italy 2017.10.14>20.042

We arrived in Florence on Sunday, September 15 in the early evening. Bright and early the next morning I began classes at Amy Florence Mosley’s studio located on Piazzale Donatello (just 10 minutes further walk north from Angel Academy and 3o minutes from my apartment.) I will study with Amy until November 8. The first … Continue reading

Mérida 2017.07.22-28.030 Week 30

Lea and I are spending the next few days getting ready to travel to Oregon and Northern California. We are considering a place to spend the summers. While we generally like Mérida, it is uncomfortably hot between April and September. We did spend a great deal of time making sure our house was smartly designed … Continue reading

Italy 2017.06.10-.09.16.024 Term 2 Week 10

This week saw the end of my time at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence. It also saw the arrival of my daughters Hannah and Nora and Hannah’s husband Brian Romans. In the afternoons I spent time showing them Florence. I was happy they could enjoy the city and its surrounding area (they went … Continue reading