Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


Fairmeadows Jersey Farm - Fini!

3 M Ranch is the nickname my folks gave to our farm ... the real name is
Fairmeadows Jersey Farm.

Did you guess the 3 M's?

Mud, Misery and Manure!

Fairmeadows Jersey Farm    ca 1972    oil on Masonite panel    13 x 16 inches

Here is what my palette looked like after the final paint stroke/mark 
(I used a palette knife in the final stages).

Looks like a ton of blackish paint there, but I didn't use much.

Matt got busy and made the frame already, so when the paint dries a bit more, 
I'll put it in the frame and post a photo.

Today as I pondered this painting of my childhood home -
a poem popped into my head that Mom used to read us.
 This is the first verse:

O the Raggedy Man! He works fer Pa;
An' he's the goodest man ever you saw!
He comes to our house every day,
An' waters the horses, an' feeds 'em hay;
An' he opens the shed—an' we all ist laugh
When he drives out our little old wobble-ly calf;
An' nen—ef our hired girl says he can—
He milks the cow fer 'Lizabuth Ann.—
    Ain't he a' awful good Raggedy Man?
         Raggedy! Raggedy! Raggedy Man! 
 To read the rest of the poem, click on the title. 
I am not sure I understand all of the poem, reading it now. 
But the line that I remember the best is -
"An' the Squidgicum-Squees 'at swallers the'rselves"
- from paragraph five.

Here's to good memories! May you remember them and keep making more.

Thank you for viewing my art.


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