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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

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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

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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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Sep 29 2014

Fall Shows Ahead

Last year I couldn’t do any shows in the fall because I spent the entire year drawing for The Cabins of Wilsonia (WHEN WILL IT BE HERE???) This year I am painting again, because paintings sell best at shows. Truthfully, cards, tee shirts, and calendars sell best, but if one is an artist, one needs pure art [...]

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Sep 26 2014

Early Signs of Fall in Mineral King

Published by under Mineral King,Photography

  The color and the light and the feel of the air changes in September. It is still green, but not quite as. The deer get weird. The squirrels get busy. This is a chicaree messing around with a red fir cone. They drop them like bombs in the early morning on the roofs of [...]

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Sep 19 2014

New Mineral King Painting

Published by under Mineral King,Oil Paintings

It is still summer in Three Rivers, which means it is still nice in Mineral King. But, I have too much work to do, both in the studio and at home to be hanging out every weekend. Summer eventually catches up with me in the form of messes everywhere, incomplete stuff, unfinished business. I am [...]

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