Olson House

Christina’s Window – Andrew Wyeth Visited Olson Home Often

 Andrew Wyeth is a famous American artist of the 20th century. One of his most famous paintings is called Christina’s World. Mr. Wyeth had a summer home in Cushing, Maine. When in town, he often visited the Olson family and sketched and painted many of the family members and their property. Christina Olsen suffered from…

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Earthquake

At 3:20 a.m. this morning, I was started awake by the largest earthquake I’ve ever felt. The rumbling noise was the most scary. It lasted for about 30 seconds. My latest 30 x 20 oil painting was still wet on my easel, but luckily it landed face up. Was certainly a wake up call on…

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Plein Air Tips and Movement Foundation Video on Youtube

Please click here to watch a 4 minute YouTube video containing some tips and history of plein air.

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Morning In Napa

Napa Valley Art Festival

If in the area, please visit the Napa Valley Art Festival this Saturday, August 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. I will display 18 recent oil paintings including California, New England, European and still life fine art. This event supports Napa Valley Art, a nonprofit whose purpose is to promote art and arts education.

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Black or Brown Frame?

Framing is an essential part of presenting professional fine art to the world. Questions arise about how ornate to go, how thick of a border and whether to use a gold, brown or black frame. Frames are personal so I don’t take offense if a collector wants a different frame that what I originally put…

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