St Patrick’s Church, Toledo, 6 x 6 in.

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St. Patricks' Church, Toledo, 6 x 6 in., oil on linen mounted on board

St. Patrick’s Church, Toledo, 6 x 6 in., oil on linen mounted on board

I did this painting of Toledo’s St. Patrick Church on a Sunday afternoon  with a viewpoint in the local arts district. I believe the hill is called Links hill and the area was originally home to Irish Catholic immigrants. Father Edward Hannin was 36 years old when he was assigned to organize a parish in Toledo’s Irish Catholic population. It was a challenge, for in 1862 the city was busy constructing the Miami and Erie Canal and its laborers were more interested in saloons than churches.

I’ve started using new panels with a hanging slot on the back, so this painting is ready to hang without a frame!

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Nina Simone Childhood Home #3

Nina Simone Childhood Home #3, 6 x 8 in.,oil on linen

Nina Simone Childhood Home #3, 6 x 8 in.,oil on linen

Here is a third painting Of Nina Simones Childhood home:

Jazz musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone grew up in Tryon, N.C.,  where she started her musical education. This is the old family home, an extremely modest wooden house that must have been quite the party with eight people living in it. It’s quite overgrown, but it’s actually for sale now and there is a nonprofit set up to raise funds for its restoration.

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Monkey Soup

Monkey Soup, 6 x 6 in., oil on linen.

Monkey Soup, 6 x 6 in., oil on linen.

My pet monkey. We had an argument. About cleaning up in the kitchen of all things. He said a mean thing, I said something mean back and pretty soon the howling and screaming was quite chaotic. At the end I was chasing him around with a butter knife threatening to make a soup out of him. Here is the smart-ass mocking me from the soup bowl. Of course I couldn’t do it, but maybe next time, the little rascal…sold-button

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Nina Simone Childhood Home #2

Nina Simone Childhood Home #2 ,6 x 6 in., oil on linen

Nina Simone Childhood Home #2, 6 x 6 in., oil on linen

Here is a second painting Of Nina Simones Childhood home:

Jazz musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone grew up in Tryon, N.C.,  where she started her musical education. This is the old family home, an extremely modest wooden house that must have been quite the party with eight people living in it. It’s quite overgrown, but it’s actually for sale now and there is a nonprofit set up to raise funds for its restoration.sold-button

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Nina Simone Childhood Home

Nina Simone Childhood Home, approx. 5 x 8 in., oil on linen

Nina Simone Childhood Home, approx. 5 x 8 in., oil on linen

Jazz musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone grew up in Tryon, N.C.,  where she started her musical education. This is the old family home, an extremely modest wooden house that must have been quite the party with eight people living in it. It’s quite overgrown, but it’s actually for sale now and there is a nonprofit set up to raise funds for its restoration.sold-button

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