Summer isn’t supposed to last forever…


“Cold front is approaching”, is the prettiest phrase I’ve heard in months. Summer isn’t meant to last forever dear. 

I’m setting the stage in my studio for some instant inspiration , a pathway to winters door and some nature inspired artwork. I think some can relate to this type of experience. ☺️


Autumn danced in like a fairy queen touching her wand ever so lightly over the farm,changing everything,creeping along in a graceful,quiet,assured way,sweeping the pathways clean that lead to winters door.



Listing this today 4×4 inch oil on canvas.
The print is available here 



Old Book Collection Marilyn Sentiment.




Hiking Paradise

Kansas hit 70 degrees this week. I have thoroughly enjoyed it by doing some hiking and clearing the trails around my property with my Sawzall and wishing I had more land to explore.

Well during the process of clearing the regrowth with my noisy saw, I startled a covey of suicidal quail andΒ  a pair of them flew into and broke the glass window on the back porch!

It has been a sad and interesting week with three deaths one of whichΒ  was a possum who met it’s demise in a old through in the back 40! Ugh! And the quail weren’t wearing helmets so.

On the other hand,Β Β  back in my sheltered from the harsh reality of life Studio,Β  I was STILL secretly lusting after the neighbors property and reminiscing aboutΒ  a few places I have explored for painting ‘landscape’ week. Always good motivation.

My painting content schedule typically follows this lineup which I put together.
Join me if you would like and let me know how it turns out for you. If you are a photographer this might work for you as well. Keep me posted of your ventures and weeks worth of hard work.
1 Figures
2 Animals
3 Stilllife
4 Landscapes