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I am traveling down to Alexandria, VA today to deliver the paintings for my annual solo show at the Principle Gallery. This year’s show is my twentieth there and the title, Red Tree 20: New Growth, reflects the voyage from that first show, Redtree, back in 2000. There are a lot of things in this show that make feel this a special show so I am especially eager to see how the work looks in the gallery space.

Because I don’t have any time to write a post this morning, I am sharing a link from yesterday’s blog post from Linda Leinen, my friend from the gulf coast of Texas and a long time reader of my blog. Linda’s blog, The Task at Hand, is always thoughtful and beautifully written so I was thrilled when she devoted some of her wonderful talents to some of my work, rolling it seamlessly into a post about her own experiences coming across chairs– and the red bench above– in her travels.

So, please click here and go to Linda’s site for an enjoyable read and while you’re there check out her page, Lagniappe, where she shares her photos of the wildlife, wild flowers and other aspects of her Texas home along with great short essays and poetry. It’s one of my favorite sites.

And if you’re in Alexandria, stop into to see the work. Hope you’ll enjoy what you see.

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The Starry Night ~ September 2015

I have a good friend, Linda Leinen, who lives down on the Gulf Coast of Texas and writes two wonderful blogs, The Task at Hand and Lagniappe. In today’s post on her Lagniappe site she write of finding a loving tribute to Vincent Van Gogh tucked beneath a bridge at the Medina River crossing on Texas State Highway 16, just a few feet above the river in a spot where only a handful of folks- swimmers, kayakers and perhaps a fisherman or two– might ever see it.

She documents it’s surprising endurance from September of 2015 until November of 2017, as it has went through a number of flood events that would have seen fast running waters and all sorts of debris brushing by the painting.

I love the idea of this little hidden treasure that is meant to give small dose of unexpected pleasure to unknown folks, people that the person who put it there will most likely never know.

Linda also included a great video that explains the real scientific forces behind Van Gogh’s Starry Night. I ran this video several years¬† back and enjoyed seeing it again. Take a look at Linda’s post today and see for yourself.¬† And while you’re at it, take a good look at her site and follow her if you like what you see. I know that I always enjoy reading her work. She writes beautifully and always does a masterful job.

The Task at Hand

Lagniappe

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