Sketching in oils - thinking man

Thinking-man stick art Expressionless. Elbow-Knee. Peers pensive. lovely. The good news is that I only occasionally name my paintings. The bad news is I am doing so in Haiku. This was an...

Life, Art, & #Haiku

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Hearing her drummer. Unyielding, present, joyous. Answering the call.

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Update: well, I thought about it. And I determined that its not about time. It’s about the feeling of sneaking your favorite thing, anticipating an evening home in a warm bed with a new book. And the lady was transformed. …

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Based on an impressionist painting I encountered, it’s a gift for my niece. A gentle prayer: In darkness, be light. You are everything you need. So shine bright and true.

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Furry faces peek Out from under my blanket And attack my feet   and   We got a girl cat We named her honey muffin turns out she’s a he.

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I’d give you the moon


I’d give you the moon just to see you smile, my love. Unconditional.   Or   “Are aliens real?” “I dont know, son, but perhaps.” “I hope they have fangs.”


Campsite sunset


In Maine, a tent site next to a lake, and a sunset family row. 36×36 oil on canvas. Sold.


Room with a view


I have a view out my bedroom window of the sunrise over a hill, through the trees. Each day greets me with a rainbow. It’s amazing. Inspired by the morning doves and the sunrise is a series of 36 in …


Abstracts come in threes


I don’t typically think in abstracts. It’s actually the opposite. I grab on to an image’s detail, expression, or a feeling and that becomes the focus of a piece. For a month now, I’ve been pulled to these ideas of …


Poor Penney


We lost a family member this week. Suddenly. Penney was a great pet, and much loved by all. She thought she was queen, and maybe she was right. Here’s a small oil on canvas tribute to Penney, queen of the …


The Good Loss call, originally published in Pragmatic Marketing

http://pragmaticmarketing.com//resources/the-good-loss-call?p=1 For product managers, lining up win/loss calls can be grueling work. We dial hundreds of numbers, only to be tossed into endless voicemail boxes. Still we press on, tracking down the 10 percent of evaluators who will actually engage …

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