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Bicycle Daydream, oil on canvas by Mike Chambers

Bicycle Daydream

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He leaned his bike against the wall. Having no kickstand, the only other alternative was to lay it down on the pavement -- not a good choice even though this…

Valentine’s Day House Ghost

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Roses are red, Ghosts are blue-green, Sometimes a Valentine's More Halloween.    
Spirit Lake, watercolor by Mike Chambers

Spirit Lake

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I gazed at the far side of Spirit Lake where pines created their saw tooth pattern agains the overcast sky. It was early morning on an unusually cool summer day…
Sweetgum Leaf, watercolor painting by Mike Chambers

Sweetgum Leaf

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Watercolor painting of a sweetgum leaf and its shadow. It's funny, isn't it?, that we're surrounded by a zillion of these and they are all different and all beautiful.  …

Francesca

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Francesca stands in a doorway, her reflection subtly repeating the curve of her leg. This morning she wears a long skirt, long sleeves, and stands barefoot on the dark wooden…
Cara, oil on canvas by Mike Chambers

Cara

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Cara is Italian for beloved. What do you say to your beloved when you see her pausing in the doorway, her cup poised just above the saucer midway to her…

Peering Out

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The Duchess's place is vast -- its doors are massive, its windows reach up to the twenty foot ceilings in the main hall, and its striped carpeting is unending. It…
Bonnard's Ghost, oil on canvas by Mike Chambers

Bonnard’s Ghost

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A figure is glimpsed passing through a room... is she real? Or was that just your imagination?    

The Art of Happiness

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One of the quintessential tools for the visual artist is the easel. It is the structure that holds up the canvas while it morphs from stark and blank to refulgent…
Ocean Park Studio, oil painting by Michael Chambers

Matisse’s Uptown Studio

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Henri walked into the room, doffed his cap, and strode to the balcony. He stood there, feet apart, and took a deep and mighty breath. "Today's a good day for…

Ocean Park Studio

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What better way to tell you about Richard Diebenkorn than telling you a story through a painting? Diebenkorn's "Ocean Park" series was completed during the 60s, 70s and 80s by…

Red Door

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A red paneled door is shown slightly ajar in a blue and green casing with a decorative rounded header. The floor is impossibly vertical, but leads to the threshold. Enter…