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The landscape calls to me

Recently I was reminded of a Miles Davis quote. “Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there.” It pretty much sums up how I’ve learned to approach landscape painting (and drumming). 259 more words

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Drowsy Indecision

Good morning folks, hope I find you all well and content. It’s an early Sunday morning here in the studio, and I’m a little indecisive. I feel like doing something, but I don’t know what. 215 more words

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Annual Hill Country Arts Foundation Painting Retreat

Once again, the first post of the new year is a report on Martha Rea Baker’s annual painting retreat in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. The… 220 more words

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January 11, 2015

“Solidarity” is my direct response to the shootings in Paris on January 7th at Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical newspaper. It was deeply disturbing to hear that journalists were executed for their written words and cartoonists for art they made. 165 more words

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California Homes magazine features Martha Rea Baker painting

An article in the November issue of California Homes magazine, “Adding Color to a Black Dress and Pearls” includes one of Martha Rea Baker’s acrylic abstract paintings. 49 more words

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From The Studio #4 - Messing With Gimp

Back again, with some material from my latest studio photo shoot. These past couple of weeks, I have been messing around with my computers and finally made the decision to switch my desktop computer over from clunky Microsoft Vista, to sleek Ubuntu 14.04. 579 more words



Hey there! Once again, another post off schedule. Sorry guys.

For a while now, I’ve been contemplating different projects I could do that are moving, and could mean something to people. 592 more words