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El Mercado

Posted in Art by m on July 6, 2018

This is a small scene of the under-roof market in Alajuela, Costa Rica, minus the people yelling at you.


La Amistad

Posted in Art by m on July 4, 2018

This is “The Friendly” corner store in Rio Segunda, Alajuela, Costa Rica.

To Conquer Your Hunger

Posted in Art by m on June 28, 2018

There are some things I could have done differently but I am proud of this painting. It’s got a message and a subtle look. It’s based on a painted wall advertisement in Alajuela, Costa Rica.

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Orange/tan Orangutan

Posted in Miscellaneous by m on May 27, 2018
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An orange/tan orangutan

Get Your Hands Off Me, You…

Posted in Art by m on May 18, 2018
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…cute lil’ monkey.


Watercolor Pine Trees

Posted in Art by m on May 14, 2018

Painting snow is easy. You just don’t paint it. It’s painting everything around it that’s hard.

Visit The Gem City

Posted in Art by m on May 8, 2018
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Travel posters can be lots of fun. I worked on variations of this one for quite a while before giving up. I’m happy with it, despite the Leaning Carillons of Dayton.

Funny Raccoon

Posted in Art by m on May 6, 2018

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According to the National Trappers Association, “raccoons do not hibernate during extreme weather, but they do stay in dens for weeks at a time using up stored body fats.” Sounds a lot like hibernation to me.