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Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to my artist’s page! Thanks for stopping by. I plan on using this page as a connection between me (the humble artist in his lonely studio) and you (the rest of the world). I will soon fill this site with lots of paintings to see (and purchase if you wish), ways to contact me, news of upcoming shows or new works of art and maybe a few blurbs about my day in the studio. Please feel free to poke…

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Good Day in the Studio

Good Day in the Studio

A great day painting today, one of those days when everything just seems to work and time seems to fly. No music today, I listened to several videos from some of my favorite Youtubers concerning art philosophy and/or business. “Listening” is not a typo. Since I use the computer for reference photos of the painting I’m working on and watching a video would be way too distracting anyway, I selected vids that are for the most part just the individual…

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Painting Again…

Painting Again…

Back to painting in the studio today.  Working on a commission that is to be a Christmas present.  I really appreciate the amount of time the buyer gave me to complete this job.  I finished the rendering yesterday and will start blocking in the color today.  The rest will go surprisingly quickly.  As my wife says, after the picture is drawn, it’s pretty much like a paint by number thing. I’ve opened Pandora on the computer and have one of…

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Prairie Flowers

Prairie Flowers

Returned a book to the library and discovered their prairie flowers are in full bloom. Several pollinators had discovered it too. So I chucked the book in the slot, parked the truck and took photos. Paintings to come later…#prairieflowers #wildflowers #wballenart

New Painting – “Meeting of the Minds”

New Painting – “Meeting of the Minds”

“Meeting of the Minds” 2019; 8” x 10” Watercolor and ink on paper, $120. This painting was inspired by an old photograph from my father’s collection.  It was always one of my favorites.  Like several of my recent works, it tells a story, yet leaves much to the imagination.  With the faded oxide red hopper car providing the backdrop to their one act play, what is their play’s tale?  Is there a derailment?  hot bearing?  Who are these men?  Obviously,…

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