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the brush stroke September 29, 2017 



After a year of wet and cold weather in Portland Oregon, I have departed for warmer weather. As of May 2017, I have settled in sunny Tucson Arizona. I am enjoying the sunshine and all the wonderful flora and fauna here. While still unpacking, I have completed my first Arizona art project. While not a painting - it still involved painting. I brought a used kitchen table that I had purchased in Oregon. It was painted a cheery yellow, though fading and unfortunately suffered some scaping and scuffs in the move to Tucson. As I have painted condos, cabinets and furniture over the years, I decided to paint this table and two chairs. While the oil in the wood presented problems, I have completed my table project. I enjoyed painting some new characters and using a different color palette. I am making lots of sketches for new works and look forward to starting new paintings soon.


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