Red and White Lighthouse

Oil on 16 x 20 stretched canvas

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They say painters have “Painters block” just like writers have “Writers block”. I can swear to it because I’ve been blocked since late last year. Just didn’t see anything I’d like to sit down and put my impression of it on canvas. So recently Lois and I took another of our driving trips, this time to Colorado for a very nice party amply populated with many wonderful old friends (you know who you are). After we left Colorado we ventured south to Santa Fe, NM and its many art galleries. We toured some, but nothing really stuck out as impressive. A few days later we were in Laguna Beach, CA at its annual art show. While there I got the chance to talk to many artists, painters, sculptors, ceramists and Etc., some of which who had suffered the same problem of “Painters block as I had. All of a sudden I felt motivated and upon returning home I started planning a new painting. To make a long story short I finished it this morning and decided to put it on FB and hope for some feedback.. I already have another painting planned so will be busy with it for the next couple of weeks. I guess I just need a mental kick in the “you know what”… So here it is…

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Russell BakerSacramento, Northern California, United StatesAs a student in northern Minnesota I enjoyed being an artist. My uncle Charles: C. X. Carlson, a noted author, artist and muralist was a great influence me. I sketched and painted everyday until age sixteen or so, then it seemed as though life took over. Now, 40+ years later and retired, I have returned to the more pleasurable pastimes of my youth. This year, 2007, I started drawing, painting and playing music once again. It will be interesting to see where these endeavors guide me and how my skills in turn develop over time. Everything I offer here is an original. Some may be renditions of other works I find interesting, however originals just the same. If you see something you would like to purchase, email me.

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