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Carroll Michalek
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Maybe I should have named the post "The" Self-Portrait?

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Self-Portrait
No, not my self-portrait. But now that I have your attention.... My friend Carlene Dingman-Atwater did a 45 minute demonstration and painted herself on canvas of course. In front of  40+ people at the Fort Madison Art Center last Friday The demonstration wa...

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Better late than never...

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Pittsburg Hill
Look what I found. A painting that I did for the Villages of Van Buren auction. A year ago. Oh my..... I don't drive this direction often but I love the view.

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always insightful.

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Watercolor Lessons
My fellow artist  Carlene Dingman Atwater provided my watercolor instructor John Preston with the reference photo for the first of these paintings. Carlene asked how it turned out so I decided to post it. Although I don't always post my paintings from class...

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Do visit the show at the Fairfield Art Association in Fairfield Iowa.  Their gift shop has lots of great one of a kind gifts.

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Lake Lacey
I love Lake Lacey. I have painted it before  and I will paint it again. This beautiful little lake is located in Lacey Keosauqua State Park, on the Des Moines River just over the bridge from Keosauqua, Iowa. "Lake Lacey" 12 x 12 oil on canvas  $125 This yea...

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The 12 x 12 Painting of Lake Lacey that I entered in the Fairfield Art Association's Christmas Show located in the lobby of the Fairfield Civic Center.
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2014 Calendar
My nice friends at Community First Bank asked me to create  another pen and ink for their calendar this year. Wickfield Pavillion Cantril, Iowa I decided to make it more of a landscape than a portrait of a building as I did in  previous years.
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