Trio                 16x20" oil on panel                       1984 

    I painted this in part in the studio of my good friend James C. Christensen.  He kept me entertained with stories while I noodled away with a tiny brush.

     I also ground my own colors using  powdered pigment and linseed oil.  I'm glad I got through that phase in a hurry!  Top loaded high quality paints are too easy to come by for me to have to do this on a regular basis.