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I was born and raised in Florida. After many years of travel, attending plein air paint outs, I discovered that residencies are the best way to explore the natural world I love. Working for an extended period from seven to ten days really enhances my painting experience. I am lucky to have friends and collectors who make it possible to explore the exciting and interesting locations I love to paint. Supporters provide their unoccupied vacation homes or hotel lodging for my residencies throughout the year. I am always delighted to leave an original framed painting for them as my thanks for their generous gift. If you would like to sponsor a residency, I would love to hear from you.
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Fair Oaks Mini Residency July 21, 2013

Notes From My Residency Journal

I had a brief trip to Fair Oaks today. The weather was iffy from the start, with ominous cloud buildup after about 10 AM. It was  quiet day with my host away, so I took the cart out to field 1 and parked in the shade for a couple of hours to do a small 8x10 inch oil painting of that beautiful field. I didn't want to get very far from Leroy, my truck with all of my painting gear, with the possibility of rain. It was beautiful and green in the field. Most of the flowers are gone now, so it is a sea of varying shades of green. I enjoyed a quiet session on location.

Unfortunately, I forgot my Ipad which acts as my camera and my reference photo library, meaning that I would have no references for the studio to work on a larger painting, which I am want to do in the summer heat. The studio is air conditioned, with all of the comforts. I'll remember it next time. That's what I get for hurrying out of the house this morning, forgetting the Ipad.

At noon the sky was getting quite dark, so I loaded Leroy up with my painting and my gear and headed for home, waving goodbye to Buddy and Shane, the trail bosses at Fair Oaks.

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