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Oct 02, 2016 18 Comments
I should finally admit the truth. Facebook, for good or for bad, has taken the place of this blog. That may change in the future, but, for the time being, to follow my work and read my scribbles about process, visit my personal page on facebook. Follow, send a friend request, whatever is appropriate.

Oct 03, 2015 63 Comments
The months have slipped by. Residencies enjoyed, paintings made, life milestones checked off (Jane is in kindergarten!). And now Portland Open Studios is upon us. Most information these days is being shared on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/sconary, but more coming shortly...

Oct 08, 2014 61 Comments

1928 Indian 4, 52" x 42", Oil on Canvas
-work in progress-

A few months back, a friend gave me a tour of some old machines in Wichita. Amongst them was this amazing bike, restored by a friend of his. The painting is very much a work in progress, but the bones are there.

This painting and more can be seen in the next two weekends as part of Portland Open Studios. My studio, along with those...

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Aug 06, 2014 17 Comments
As my eyes came upon the worn door on the heavy old house, I saw the painting in my head. I saw generations of hands turning a now missing knob and centuries of families and friends passing over its threshold at the rear of the house. And how it sat today as the sharp cut of light and shadow across its etched face highlighted both its resilience and the toll of so many days.

Roberts Door

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Jan 13, 2014 42 Comments
It’s rare that I’m excited about a new year. Each ticking day, after all, is a step towards the finish line and I have yet to build that time machine that will let me fix the mistakes of yesterday and the mistakes I’m making right now (grammar among being them). But this year I am fired up by this annual winter baptism. It’s a new year that holds great promise. I may have said this all...

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Jan 09, 2014 18 Comments
There’s a list in my head at any given moment of the pieces I’d like to finish, the pieces I’d like to start, and, when I dare whisper it to myself, the pieces I wish I was making. As I was sorting through the usual mix of work - some motorcycles, a commissioned landscape, planning out the whale painting (yes, whale!), some pieces to send to a new gallery, etc - there was one other...

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Jan 07, 2014 20 Comments
The first time Elias and I met, at one of the motorcycle get togethers out at the coast, he was asking for a lifeline. “Scott! You have to save me! Dude!” Not even 30, with his wilder years still fresh, this skinny kid had landed in a group of drunk middle aged suburbanites trying to recreate their forgotten years. In this crowd, as Elias saw it, he and I were two sharp tongued jerks who...

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Oct 01, 2013 13 Comments
October 12,13 & 19,20. 10 am to 5 pm.

The rain is back. In less than two week, it's time to get out and visit some studios - including mine of course. I can't believe another year has come and gone. I have new work to see, some new stories to tell - I'll be sure to repeat some old ones - and, for the first time, prints for sale. If you can believe it, even our house has been painted.


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