Category Archives: Telling a Story

Merry Christmas and

When I visited my sister last spring in Kansas City, we got to talking about our childhood home in Phoenix. Our home was a very comforting and welcoming place, and our two parents took good care of it and us. … Continue reading

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Sandman on the Beach

I went out to Coronado Island with the Thursday painters, expecting to paint the famous holiday decorations at the Hotel Del Coronado. Instead, I was charmed by a sturdy sandman at the edge of the beach. I guess this is … Continue reading

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Happy Hanukkah!

My friend Laura arranged a Hanukkah still-life for the Tuesday night painters. It was an inviting setup, and each of us happily worked away on it for our two hours. I added the figures of the children since this holiday … Continue reading

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Haycraft Beach

This morning I went to the nearby Haycraft Beach on Maui for a last morning of painting. It is a little county park with friendly waves, and I settled into a place in the shade while I marveled at the … Continue reading

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Two Kids at the Sea

Two boys, along with their parents and grandparents, are staying in a condo at the same Maui complex as we are. The kids move pretty quickly from beach to sand to pool, and I admire their zest. I have been … Continue reading

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Three Morning Sketches

I came early to the Maui beach this morning, along with my small 9 x 9 inch sketchbook. This is a great size for the windy beach and quick sketches. Here are three scenes that caught my eye.

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Reader at the Beach

This reader’s absorption in his book caught my eye. The sea was wild around him but apparently not wild enough to distract him from the plot of his beach book. As an avid reader myself, I know this feeling and … Continue reading

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