24 Karat Thoughts

Dec 19, 2022, Mon — Headaches are my Achilles heel. And ever since I woke up the morning of leaving on that aforementioned jet plane of my last blog, I have had a non-stop headache. From a kink in my neck that I woke up with and which I can’t seem to resolve. Including with […]

Leaving On A Jet Plane

Dec 15, 2022 Thurs — Apparently a million people have signed on to chatGPT since it started 5 days ago, crashing the site. Hmm… what does a real human write about? Versus a chat bot? And how can we distinguish the two? (Woe unto high school and college teachers.) Mine will be evident because of its […]

A Maui Little Christmas

Dec 13, 2022, Tues — Have yourself a Maui little Christmas. I am blogging through the snow, listening to Alexandra Petri’s Christmas playlist on Spotify. The non-free version, so interspersed with Big Mac and Dorito ads for that added spiritual touch. She’s a journalist, and her list of the top 100 Christmas songs is a […]

Mauna Loa Volcano Has Erupted

Nov 29, 2022, Tues — Wow, Mauna Loa Volcano has erupted. Forty years late the locals say. It’s strange this focus of mine on Hawaii right now. I’m in the middle of a Hawaii painting, Pele’s Kitchen is in a show for the first time, and I blogged last night about my curious incident on Lanai’i […]

Maui Sunset 

Nov 28, 2022, Mon — I might have a name for the new painting in progress: Maui Sunset. It’s incredibly beautiful so far, if I do say so myself. And indeed, I am the final judge as to when something is masterful enough to call finished. Lots more to go on this one, but the […]

Hawaii Five O Painting is Coming Along

Nov 27, 2022, Sun — Yep, the Hawaii Five O painting is coming along. And you know what that O stands for. Now think times five and you get the idea of how much I’m liking it. I don’t even think I’ve mentioned it here I’ve been so busy and delinquent in posting blogs.  I […]

Studio Day and Birth Day

Nov 22, 2022, Tues — It really was a studio day and birth day. As in my very own birthday. T’was a lovely day talking to kids, friends, and family. Everyone sang this year! Happy Birthday to You…. you live in a zoo. You look like a monkeeee, and you smell like one, too. Only […]

Art Giveaway Winner Announced, Mediterranean Style

Nov 21, 2022, Mon — We arrive again, full circle, with another Art Giveaway winner announced, Mediterranean style. Ruth Puligo is the lucky winner of a 24 x 24 inch giclee canvas print of Aspen Sky. It’s always a trip to export the names, shuffle them in a shuffler, which I do three times, and […]

What Happened to Me (and my Tesla)?

Nov 20, 2022, Sun — What happened to me (and my Tesla)? I’ve lost my head of steam on the daily blog. I knew it was fragile arrangement, but I really fell off the wagon. Firstly from being gone for six days and not taking my computer because I thought it was broken. It wouldn’t […]

History Of Impressionism In Art

The history of impressionism in art is an interesting one. The word “impressionism” was initially intended as a pejorative by art critics who were utterly horrified at the new painting style. By the middle and late 1800s, it was generally accepted that serious artists blended their colors and minimized the appearance of brushstrokes. Impressionist paintings […]