learn how not to quit.

February 28, 2013

pepper practice

pick a pepper

So the idea last week was to paint a yellow pepper each day, which I did. I wanted to practice and enjoy the process rather than focus on the finished piece. I chose this pepper because I just love that yellow. More peppers to come.

February 20, 2013

waiting for spring

yellow pepper 6x6 oil on board

This week I am painting the same subject every morning. I chose this yellow pepper because the color is so cheery—ready for spring.

February 14, 2013

we go together

we go together, 8x8 oil on board


say sleep
shall we 

have an apple

you are
as I need

shall I move?
do you dream
shallow snow


melt this

Copyright © 2002 Tom Pickard, “Valentine” from Hole in the Wall: New and Selected Poems.

February 13, 2013


Diner Ditty, 6x6 oil on board
“Blunder ahead with your own personal view.” —Robert Henri

I have foolishly been absent from the easel. Why I take long breaks from doing something that I really enjoy—mystery.