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Local Produce + Bourbon + Photography

Lately, my neighbor Claudia Moose has been trying recipes for the Art Guild’s upcoming dinner/fundraiser.  This year’s theme is local produce with a taste of Kentucky Bourbon. 

The bourbon theme is in celebration of the restoration of the historic (1876) Pogue Distillery in Maysville, KY.

I had the good luck to help with the tasting while photographing the dishes.

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Even those who do not understand visual art, will enjoy the culinary artistry of this event.

Bourbon Hummus
Dishes with fresh local produce

…and be sure to save room for dessert!
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I used the photography to make these designs for a postcard and poster to promote the event

Now that you are hungry, make a reservation with Claudia and help support the arts in our community!

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Painting Progress

The paintings still are not finished, but you can start to get an idea of the colors/design I am trying to achieve with my new oil paintings.001


For those interested in my online art class…the ‘real life class’ was yesterday.  I am putting the images and multi-media together and will have an online version available soon. 

The idea is that you will be able to participate in the activities from home, then you can share your pictures online and get feedback + encouragement.

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Beauty in nature


During twilight, I looked out my window and saw this little critter sitting in a field with the lightning bugs.  

Other than cropping the video, and a slight color correction (this was filmed in bad light)  there isn’t any digital manipulation.  The lightning bugs are real—so is the bunny!

Isn’t nature awesome?!

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Painting With Oil

I recently posted a series of plein air oil paintings from 2003-2005 on my website.  I forgot how much I enjoyed painting in oils.

You can see the old paintings here:

So I opened my paint box, and was welcomed by my colorful friends.

Oil painting can be a slow process, so I like to work on a few paintings at once.  Here are 2 paintings in the beginning stage.  It’s enough to get the basic idea.  If you think they look good now, just wait until I bring out the COLORS!!! 003
I love this one…goats raiding the garden!

Don’t forget, tomorrow, Wednesday July 6, I am giving a free art class in Old Washington, KY.  I’ll have an online version for those who want to participate from home.  You can get more details here: