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The Rutkowski Loop

The Rutkowski Loop says this: The same painting is not. I owe it all to Walter Rutkowski. He was my professor at LSU who said something like this to me way back in 1981: "Okay, draw that again 20 more times." So, I did. Forty years and countless iterations later…
Mike Chambers
July 2, 2022

Paintings are stacking up

November 2014 I've been painting almost every day for the past few weeks and things are starting to stack up. Here's a view of the table top where the most recent paintings are being stored. It's probably time to update my items for sale page or make a shipment to…
Mike Chambers
May 30, 2022
© 2022 Mike Chambers - Cool Blue RoderickBicyclesDigital ArtPaintingStories

Cool Blue Roderick

Just close your eyes Cool Blue Roderick says -- or seems to say -- "Just breathe." The Backstory This image was featured in Character Development: Portrait Studies at the Trueblood Pop-up Gallery at Boise State University.   Take the virtual tour of the show!
Mike Chambers
May 14, 2022
Bicycle Daydream, oil on canvas by Mike ChambersBicycle StoriesBicyclesPaintingStories

Bicycle Daydream

The Bicycle Day Dream "Am I imagining this?" he asked aloud. He leaned his bicycle 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 part of the Mid City New Orleans neighborhood was…
Mike Chambers
April 27, 2022
© 2022 Mike Chambers - Spirit Lake, watercolor by Mike ChambersLandscapePainting

Spirit Lake

I gazed at the far side of Spirit Lake where pines created their sawtooth pattern against an overcast sky. It was early morning on a cool summer day but it was still good to be outdoors.
Mike Chambers
May 3, 2022
© 2022 Mike Chambers -Sweetgum Leaf, watercolor painting by Mike ChambersPainting

Sweetgum Leaf

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. That’s leaves for you. Always leaving you amazed.
Mike Chambers
May 4, 2022