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Nora Sallows
Portrait and wildlife painter from Northwest Ohio
Portrait and wildlife painter from Northwest Ohio

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Great Dane Portrait
My son has a Harlequin Great Dane named Khloe who is nine years old and I painted this piece from a photo he sent me that was taken when she was five. She's a sweet, gentle dog with a queenly air. When she walks into a room or anywhere, for that matter, peo...

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Watercolor with a Quick Turnaround
A realtor in Dallas who has ordered paintings from me before called to see if she could get a quick turnaround on an oil painting--one day! Unfortunately, I can't guarantee an oil painting will dry in one day; usually it takes several days. So I offered to ...

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Green Gables at Lakeside
This is my favorite painting from the weekend at Lakeside, a view of the porch at the Lakeside Women's Club or Green Gables. I rented a room there Friday night. In the morning I painted and drank coffee while the lake breeze kept the humidity in check. 9" x...

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Lakeside, Ohio Plein Air Event
Friday through Sunday I was in Marblehead, where I attended the Lakeside Plein Air Festival and Wooden Boat Show. This is a beautiful area of Northwest  Ohio, perhaps one of the better kept secrets in Ohio. I painted three new pieces and showed them, along ...

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Still Life with Pears and Blueberries
9" x 12" oil on canvas It's still a bit too rainy and cold to paint outside here in Northwest Ohio, so I painted one of my standard go-to subjects: pears. Painting from life produces fresh paintings with lovely lost edges.

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Big Sable Light House - Michigan
This is Big Sable Lighthouse, a landmark in the state of Michigan. It was the subject of a recent painting class. 11" x 14" oil on canvas

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Alla Prima Portrait Painting
Our model last Saturday was a thirteen year old named Mae-Lin who posed in a chef hat with a bowl. 9" x 12" oil on linen

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Tea and Biscuits- oil painting
A small 8" x 10" oil painting of an antique teacup and saucer with some (very delicious) homemade cookies.

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Ohio State Murals
Last week I painted a couple murals, one of Woody Hayes, another of Ezekiel Elliott, in a 'man cave' for a client in Michigan. Yeah- he was born in Ohio, but he still lives in Michigan, and loves his Buckeyes apparently. These are acrylic paint and measure ...

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Pet Portrait
When your dog passes away and you want to get your wife a painting of him, but you realize you never really took any good pictures with a camera BUT you have a cell phone photo. This is the worst case scenario, but it is workable, due to Google having hundr...
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