Monthly Archives: June 2012

Preserving the Harvest

Admittedly, these are not beautiful apples, but there’s something I think is really special about them; it’s the first day of summer, and they’re still crisp and flavorful even though they were harvested last September. So, along with the lettuce, … Continue reading

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Canine Gallery

Hilary just sent photos of the portraits I painted of her dogs over the years. “I had the pictures framed last year (and the framers did a great job) but I thought something was missing. I recently got the name … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson

Frenchie is depicted here as Jefferson, a founding father of the USA. His home, Monticello, was his pride and joy. Jefferson was an enthusiastic gardener and raised grapes, one reason Frenchie of Frenchie Winery wanted to be depicted as him.

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Portrait of Gabby

Here’s the finished portrait of little Gabby. Her sketch and photo can be seen in previous posts.

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Gabby’s favorite toy

Though Gabby’s portrait is classic Velazquez (well, except for it’s a dog) it was important to include her stuffed bear. As Ana, Gabby’s “mom” describes it, Simone the bear was not meant to be a dog toy. It was very … Continue reading

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Frenchie Donates to Less Fortunate Dogs

Frenchie Winery will donate $1 from every bottle of wine produced and sold in 2012 to the ASPCA. Two wines were released today: 2009 Frenchie Napoleon Red Blend, and 2009 Frenchie Louis XIV Cabernet Sauvignon. For a limited time, a … Continue reading

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Mycology

I recently went on a group walk with Mycologist John Wheeler. I learned a lot and we found lots of mushrooms during our all-morning walk, but none were edible. Then, last night Kent and I were doing yard work. Just … Continue reading

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