Archive for August, 2009

A face at the Othello Park International Festival

August 28th, 2009 2 comments

Man in the boothYour roving painter found a great face to paint last weekend. Assisted by her energetic partner, Artist Seanna Jordan, Mimi was able to snap a few photos of this man while he wondered what the heck we were making such a fuss about.  He’ll never know!

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The UPS Store

August 24th, 2009 7 comments

IMGP0797Well, life continues to get more amazing. The general manager of a neighborhood UPS store asked if they could use my painting of President Barack Obama to demonstrate how large a print they could make.  So now, if you want to go to this store, at 3815 South Othello Street in Seattle, you can see a big giant copy of my painting “Looking Presidential.”

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1950 Buick Roadmaster

August 20th, 2009 3 comments


Twas a time when gas was so cheap, that luxury cars could weigh tons.  And to some people, my uncle Charlie Malle, in fact, a car was a thing of beauty.  He spent a lot of time waxing and shining his cars. This is his Buick Roadmaster.  Decorating the hood is my Aunt Tess.

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Will Smith, poet, author, painter, family man

August 14th, 2009 3 comments

willsmith191 Artists can be opportunists, and I am no exception. When this gentleman showed up in my office building, I knew I had to paint his face. What a relief it was to me when he was amenable to the idea. Look out, mad painters abound in every corner and you never know if you will be the next victim!

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Liberty Bell Mountain, North Cascades – Plein Aire

August 12th, 2009 2 comments

libertybell187This is a Plein Aire, which means I painted it right there on the spot.
There are few vistas anywhere as breathtaking as this mountain. Lucky for me, I was able to stop and paint it this weekend. This is in the morning light; it is different in the afternoon. Named because someone thought it looked like the Liberty Bell, it still has snow hiding in some of the shadows in August. It can be found in the north Cascades range, as you approach Mazama and Winthrop, Washington

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