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Wok Choi brought to you by Michael’s: Painting Pictures Ep. 61

Brought to you by the Arts and Crafts Aisle at Michael’s, this solo surfboard takes you to Hawaii with Jack Johnson, past a stopped school bus in Vermont, and into David’s kitchen where Wok Choi is made. Also, my new PO Box number is shared.

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Daddy Beans and the Butter Softener: Painting Pictures Ep. 61

Mon Pere, Leland Roberts, joins for a brief discussion of Benjamin Franklin, The Bastards, and the legendary Uncle Reggie. Then, find out how your butter gets perfectly soft every morning.

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New Painting: “Sunday Morning, Craftsbury”


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This painting is on Rives BFK paper and measures 6.5 x 11.5 inches

View of our Crafstbury apartment from the step up from the kitchen to the utility room. Had to block the entryway while painting, so to get by we had to shimmmy sideways and hope we didn’t bump into the palette full of paint. I started the painting with my palette knife and got a few things in and then realized that I’d put in the ceiling at the top of the picture, and the refrigerator at the right, which didn’t leave much room for the table and chairs and the living room off to the left. So I took a brush and went at it with a bit of gusto, drawing in the things I wanted, moving the whole perspective down and to the left. This little half-hour session with the brush imparted some good energy that I tried to maintain in the picture. On the second day of painting, a Sunday morning, Ailynne sat down at the table with her crossword and coffee and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to paint her in. Her figure led me to realize that I’d made the table much too small, and the wall behind it much too narrow (she looked rather like a giant, capable of picking up the entire table). So I had to enlarge the wall, the table, and move the window scene a good deal to the right. The result is that the right side of the painting is a bit heavier—there’s alot more paint on it—than the left side. The left side is, incidentally, my favorite part of the picture and I like how much light comes through.

If you’re interested in acquiring this piece, please send me an email at gaberobertsart@gmail.com

I’m a Professional Carpenter: Painting Pictures Ep. 60

The life of a professional carpenter isn’t easy; a new chair prototype; quitting jobs; the need for cotton underwear; gallery directors don’t have meteoric career paths; fun size is a misnomer.

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Talking About Sacramento with Myself: Painting Pictures Ep. 58

A solo ding-dong from Carmichael, CA, brought to you by The Doggy Paddle. Overwhelmed by California traffic, new cars, and new development, this Vermont country bumpkin lashes out at soulless shmucks and insincere customer service.

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Pokemon No with Adi Friedman and Joe Gruen: Painting Pictures Ep. 57

From Craftsbury, VT, and Sacramento and San Francisco, CA, a three-way throwback to high school days as the Commissioners of Spirit reunite via the tremendously flawed application known as Skype. Being cool, traveling the world, Sacramento hardscaping and Pokemon are discussed.

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Miles Roberts in Desert Mounties: Painting Pictures Ep. 55


My big brother Miles joins Painting Pictures to bounce around the spiritual, cultural, and political landscape of December 2016 in Craftsbury, Vermont. Beanies, cats, elections, Canada, and cozy pants are mentioned. Closing sequence of man struggling to saw through a tiny piece of wood.

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Bunny Kitty brought to you by Cats: Painting Pictures Ep. 54

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From Craftsbury Vermont, in the company of Kitty and Bunny, a solo slam-jam with thoughts on Bridget Jones, house-sitting, potty-training, and yoga at home.  Featuring a slice of epic Christmas Music.

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Show Notes: link to Handel’s Messiah: https://youtu.be/1enCdAS4Yd0?list=PL1NdbY2MVsnALj2gBjAX7ItcgL-GgnYv4

December 2016 Desktop Calendar Background

Good morrow good sirs and madams!!! Tis the season of snow! Here in Craftsbury, Vermont, the snow is falling heavily today and it’s beautiful. Our background for December features a photo from here in town, just yesterday before the snow really arrived:

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

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This is not NPR: Painting Pictures Ep. 53

A full hour of audio that does not include the voice of Robert Seagull. Dedicated to Cinnamon the Pony, with thoughts on burping, iPhone updates, the price of apples, and driving in Vermont.

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