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Fun in the Vineyards

Last week and in the coming weeks, I visited a number of vineyards. Some, like Barboursville Vineyards, are big and prosperous, having been established 20 or 30 years ago. They have a lovely tasting room and restaurant. Some are more modest. One or two, unfortunately, are obviously struggling. The people, though, are genuinely friendly. I highly recommend a day trip or even a weekend.

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Making art ain’t for sissies

Say what you will about creating art, “It’s fun!”, “I wish I could just play with paint (or clay or wood) all day”. It is fun. Why else would we do any of it? The fact is, though, is that it is also hard. I’m not whining, just saying. There’s the technical aspect, how...

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How do I decide what to paint?

From time to time, someone asks, “How do you decide what to paint?”. It’s almost always something that catches my eye. In this case, it was two-fold.

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One down, several more to go

Congratulations, Joy Kline! Joy won this painting simply by adding her name to my email list. You can win a free painting, too. Simply complete the email subscription form. You’ll have a chance to win a free 4″ x 6″ original oil painting. What you...

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