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Dec 19 2014

Odd Job Based on Mineral King

Published by under Commissions,Mineral King

After many years of being an artist in Tulare County, and specializing in Mineral King, people often think of me when they need an artist. I get asked to do unusual things, which I call “odd jobs”. This one was a first for me – drawing in a manner that could be sandblasted onto granite [...]

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Dec 10 2014

Mineral King Mural Re-do

Published by under Mineral King,Murals

The book The Cabins of Wilsonia may be in route to Three Rivers. Then again, it may not. Trust has been broken, so I am hearing the messages from the printer and the binder in the same sort of sound as the adult voices on Charlie Brown. Remember those? Meanwhile, I am occupied with various tasks, all [...]

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Dec 05 2014

Thanksgiving Day in Mineral King

Published by under Mineral King

We could have gone to a traditional Thanksgiving Day family gathering, but we seem to be establishing our own quirky traditions instead. (Our family is quite flexible and forgiving.) Rather than write on and on, I’ll let the photos do the work.    

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Nov 21 2014

New Mineral King Paintings

Published by under Mineral King,Oil Paintings

It’s Friday, so here is what I have that pertains to Mineral King. These are new oil paintings, some of which are already sold! Mineral King Flowers, 6×6″, oil on wrapped canvas, sold   Mineral King Big Rock, 6×6″ oil on wrapped canvas, $50     Mineral King Cottonwood Trail, 6×6″, oil on wrapped canvas, [...]

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Nov 07 2014

Mineral King Fall Painting

Published by under Mineral King,Oil Paintings

Cabin is closed, color wasn’t very spectacular, and the Park lit a burn which completely obscured the views. So, have a look at how Farewell Gap in Mineral King usually looks in early fall.

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Oct 31 2014

Scary in Mineral King

Published by under Mineral King

Today is Halloween, and it is scary in Mineral King. This is how it looked on Sunday, October 26. This is a screen shot from the Mineral King Webcam.   It is called the Mosquito Fire, a “controlled burn”.  This is a prescribed burn, deliberately set between Mosquito Creek and Avalanche Creek. (Never heard of [...]

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Oct 24 2014

Seeking Inspiration in Mineral King

As a studio painter, I rely on my camera and memory. I’m continually seeking the best light, the most advantageous angle, the brightest colors, the most details and anything else that can be recorded. What is inspiration? Something that motivates me to take photos, to paint, to draw. It was another beautiful day in Mineral [...]

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Oct 17 2014

Looking For Red Leaves in Mineral King

Published by under Mineral King,Photography

No red leaves at the Honeymoon Cabin. No red leaves here either. Let’s go hiking and see if there are any red leaves further up the valley. Yellow tunnel ahead – no red leaves there. Entering the yellow tunnel – maybe there will be red leaves on the other side. Yeppers, just above Soda Springs! [...]

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Oct 10 2014

Feels Like Summer, Looks Like Fall in Mineral King

Published by under Mineral King,Photography

Last weekend the fall colors were beginning to show in Mineral King. Weird, because it sure still felt like summer. Rather than blather on about the endless heat, I’ll just shut my yap and share some photos. See that reddish tree? I wonder if it the same one I spent a weekend chasing back in [...]

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Oct 03 2014

Married in Mineral King

Published by under Mineral King

Yep, we were. 28 years ago tomorrow. Hey Trail Guy, thanks for 28 years of supporting my relentless pursuit of art as a way of life. (No, I’m not putting personal messages on the World Wide Web.)

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