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July 2016 Desktop Calendar Background

July 2016 1680x1050

Howdy folks and welcome to July! Here’s a chilled-out easy-going summertime background for your computer’s desktop. Photo is of Lake Caspian at sunset here in Greensboro, Vermont. Imagine the sound of water gently lapping underneath a dock. Then think about how weird the word “lapping” is. Then go back to just thinking about chill lakeside vibes.

Click one of the following links to open a large image and set it as your background:

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Basement Talk with Brent McCoy: Painting Pictures Ep. 50

I couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate fifty episodes of the podcast than with the following conversation with the supremely talented and warm-hearted Brent McCoy:

Basement Talk with Brent McCoy

Street performer extraordinaire, damn good painter, bread baker and Settler of Catan Brent McCoy joins Painting Pictures to explain the worldwide street-performing and circus scene, the origins of Vermont Vaudeville, and what’s it like to be living the dream. THIS MAN HAS STOPPED DRINKING COFFEE!

Click here to download the episode and subscribe to Painting Pictures via iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/painting-pictures-gabriel/id846291943?mt=2

Here’s a permalink to the episode:
http://www.gaberobertsart.com/podcast/?name=2016-06-28_basement_talk_with_brent_mccoy.mp3

Check out Brent’s website: http://brentmccoy.com/

See him and Maya perform regularly at Faneuil Hall in Boston.

Painting Pictures Ep. 49: Baby Creemee

baby creemee
From Greensboro Bend, Vermont, a solo stampede through bread-making, potholes, washboards, and soft-serve ice cream.  Wander with me as we run barefoot, get chased by dogs, and finish with a Shakey Graves cover.

Download and subscribe via iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/painting-pictures-gabriel/id846291943?mt=2

Permalink:
http://gaberobertsart.com/podcast/?name=2016-06-20_baby_creemee.mp3

June 2016 Desktop Calendar Background

June 2016 1440x900

Welcome to June!  I’m in Vermont and it’s green like I ain’t never seen.  I spent the past few days painting in a field overlooking some hills here in the Northeast Kingdom.  In a bold and brilliant cross-promotional gambit, I have converted the resulting oil painting into a new background for June!

Click one of the following links to open a large version of the image and download for your desktop:

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Trading Crystals with Nic Lawless: Painting Pictures Ep. 48

Trading Crystals with Nic Lawless

Indoor Kale Farming, Vegan-cooking, Lemon-squeezing, CSA-Managing Musician Extraordinaire Nic Lawless joins to talk small-town living, New Jersey roots, crystal trading, and aging or not aging. Plus the harrowing tale of touring his neighbor’s garage.

Click here to download the episode and subscribe to Painting Pictures via iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/painting-pictures-gabriel/id846291943?mt=2

Here’s a permalink to the episode:
http://gaberobertsart.com/podcast/?name=2016-05-26_trading_crystals_with_nic_lawless.mp3

Here are a couple of links to Nic Lawless music:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/niclawlessmusic/

Bandcamp: http://niclawless.bandcamp.com/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/nic-lawless

Cochabamba Numero Tres: Painting Pictures Ep. 47

Cochabamba Numero Tres

From Vermont, a solo journey into the present (Vermont) and the recent past (Cochabamba, Bolivia) of this pumpkin king: motorcycle riding, a political rant, boring license plates, fighting a cold, and the problem with sofpull paper towel dispensers.  Featuring interviews with Ping Pong Champion Eric Taylor and Commissioner Logan Pratico. Not brought to you by Cialis.

Click here to download the episode and subscribe to Painting Pictures via iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/painting-pictures-gabriel/id846291943?mt=2

Here’s a permalink to the episode:

Cochabamba Numero Tres at gaberobertsart.com/podcast

May 2016 Desktop Calendar Background

Howdy folks! Happy May! It doesn’t look much like spring out here in Vermont (read: it’s freezing cold for this Californian), but there are some very beautiful churches. Here’s a new background for your desktop:

May 2016 desktop calendar background

I made this drawing today in Craftsbury Common, Vermont. I painted it in Photoshop. Click one of the following links to download for your desktop:

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April 2016 Desktop Calendar Background

April 2016 Desktop Calendar Background by Gabriel Roberts

Hello my dear friends and Happy April! Just because “April” is capitalized, does that mean I have to capitalize “happy” as well? I didn’t just then. This perhaps shows that I’m a bit reluctant to capitalize the word unnecessarily.

In any case, welcome to a new month and a new image to look at when you first turn on your computer, or when you’re aimlessly tooling the landscape of your desktop. I spent a heavily-caffeinated hour and a half this morning organizing my desktop and BOY did it feel good. So many duplicate photos deleted, so many little files ushered into their proper little folders. Happily they went, joyfully taking up position in alphabetical order, relieved to no longer be floating aimlessly in constant fear of never being found.

The image above comes from Copacabana, Bolivia. Although less famous than Copacabana, Brazil, it is still very much called Copacabana, and it lies on the sunny shores of Lake Titicaca. I had the great pleasure of being a tourist in this beautiful place. I took this photo from the ferry, looking back at Copacabana harbor, en route to La Isla del Sol.

Please click on one of the following links to open a large-scale image and save it as your desktop background:
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Wishing you a wonderful 30 days of April!

March 2016 Desktop Calendar Background

Better late than never? February was a short month, you see. The end of the month really snuck up on me. Apparently “snuck” is not a word. But I shan’t use “sneaked”! Here’s a new desktop calendar background for your computer screen:

March 2016 1280x800

This is a street in Cochabamba, Bolivia. I did a bit of Photoshop painting to clear away some of the web of power lines, and clean up some of the walls.

Click one of the following links to download for your desktop: 2880×1800, 2560×1600, 1920×1200, 1680×1050, 1440×900, 1280×800

Cochabamba Numero Dos: Painting Pictures Ep. 46

Brought to you by the card game Slippery Slope, the second podcast from Cochabamba, Bolivia, includes running for your life, the peril of selfie sticks, the power of the sun, rain coat complaints, and a musical number to cinch it all together at the end.

Click here to download and subscribe to Painting Pictures via iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/painting-pictures-gabriel/id846291943?mt=2

Here’s a permalink to the episode:
http://gaberobertsart.com/podcast/?name=2016-02-24_cochabamba_two.mp3

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