Kitty in sunny window

“Tish” Acrylic on MDF, 6″ x 6″

“Sunshine Came Softly Through My Window Today”

A memorial painting of kitty Tish, who was a companion to a gentle soul for 20 years. Cats are often close and affectionate friends over the years. And with the passing of a kitty, there is not only the loss of that warm companionship, but also the ending of an era that you sometimes thought would last forever.



dusk, acrylic on mdf, 5" x 7"

“Dusk” Acrylic on MDF, 7″ x 5″

Night paintings are especially difficult for me, and so they are especially tempting to do.

This is a much traveled road, the road north to Denver, where surgeries are, where dear friends reside, where we board the plane to attend a funeral, where my daughter just bought a new house, where my son worked as a software developer, where Doc Holliday was arrested and jailed, where I met Terry Pratchett, where the Beatles stayed at the Brown Palace Hotel, where I attend a Dylan concert each year, the Mile High City, home of the Denver Broncos and the Unsinkable Molly Brown… yep, that Denver.


Sur Rue Claude Monet, Giverny

Sur Rue Claude Monet, Giverny 8x10in. Acrylic on stretched canvas

“Sur Rue Claude Monet, Giverny” 8x10in. Acrylic on stretched canvas.

I visited Giverny, in Upper Normandy, France. Giverny is the birthplace of Impressionism and was the home of Claude Monet from 1883-1926. This window overlooks the street named for Monet, and is just a few blocks from his house. It was overcast and chilly on this particular morning in October, and hot coffee was the order of the day.

This place, sadly, has been remodeled since I was there. It was at first a country grocery, then a cafe-bar during Monet’s time, and now a bed and breakfast called “Le Coin des Artistes.” I’m glad I came across it before the renovation.

The title translates to: “On Claude Monet Street, Giverny.”


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