Blog — Aha Moments

Face to face

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Face to face

Meeting this adorable goat was a lovely surprise! I painted his portrait shortly after we moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. I met him at a local pet rescue farm in north Las Vegas. I walked up to his corral to see the goats up close. This goat raised his body and placed his front legs on the corral bar in...

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Beautiful Clouds

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Beautiful Clouds

Some of the most beautiful clouds I've ever seen were during my trip to Costa Rica. The skies were ablaze with vibrant shades of blue and orange. The clouds moved quickly over the pacific ocean. You could feel the energy in the wind. It was like time stood still. I took many reference photos, knowing that I would paint this...

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Promises

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Promises

Before I go out on walks I like to ask God to help me not miss the simple beauty around me. I love flowers. I really love painting flowers. It was an afternoon walk when I saw this beauty growing in my neighbor’s front yard. I loved the composition but the lighting was not right. It was the wrong time...

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Who loves math?

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Who loves math?

People who love math learn all about the Golden Ratio by Fibonacci. The Fibonacci Sequence is the series of numbers: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, ... (I've also seen the series of numbers start with the number 0.) The next number in the sequence is discovered by adding the two numbers before it: the 2 is found...

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The story behind Hopeful

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The story behind Hopeful

It had been months since I last painted. I was recovering from shoulder surgery.  I was excited to head out on a long walk early in the morning. The sun was beginning to dawn. I call this time of day "twinkle time." The lighting was extraordinary. As I was walking along the sidewalk something inside me had me turn around...

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