Fran Hoffpauir
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Rose Wilder Lane

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 3:11pm 2 Comments

Thanks to Nelson's observant eye, I realize that, when I posted this in my gallery, I ran out of characters.  There's only a little of the story missing, but it does make the ending sound better.  I'm posting it as a blog in it's complete form. 

Thanks again, Nelson.

I bet you thought you knew the whole story of The Little House On the Prairie.  Unless you know…


Miki Wolf W.I.P.

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 3:30am 8 Comments

Well, I finally remembered to stop every now and then and take pictures.  I really like WIPs.  I've learned a lot from the ones other artists have posted.

Miki is a wonderful artist.  She's been a friend of mine on several other sites for several years.  She gave approval to post this.  I hope it's of some help to others interested in drawing CP portraits.


Step 1…



Posted on January 26, 2015 at 3:54pm 7 Comments

Every now and then, I like to scan a portrait at different stages, for my own use. Sometimes it helps to be able to go back and see how I did a certain feature. I’ve had a few questions about how I do a portrait.

I guess you have to have a certain eye for this kind of work but I always hold that it’s more technical training and practice. I don’t trace a face or use a grid. I have my own method, which I learned from my father when I was very small. I can’t work without a ruler.…


First Sergeant David H. McNerny

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 3:19am 3 Comments

Several years ago, I was working in a health foods store and had the pleasure of helping a very nice little old man.  I didn't know at the time that he wasn't much older than I was.  There was a reason he looked older, but I knew nothing about him.  I didn't even know his name.  He always paid with cash, so I never saw a check or a credit receipt.

One day in 2010, I was sitting at my drafting table, with my back to the television set.  When they announced the death of a Medal of Honor…


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At 7:59pm on July 2, 2015, Marthie Scholer said…

Thanks Fran!

At 3:16pm on June 11, 2015, Doris Culverhouse said…

Thank you Fran for the comments on the Kershaws. interesting stuff. Have a good day. 

At 9:37pm on June 3, 2015, David Hawkes said…

Another thank you Fran, this time for your appreciation of my Snow leopard. My favourite blue as well...

At 9:22pm on June 3, 2015, David Hawkes said…

Thank you so much Fran for your very kind comments on my Grey Wolf. So appreciated..    Its rare that the eyes I paint don't follow you around, But on this occasion I think this works best...

At 7:34pm on June 1, 2015, Laurel Nichols said…

Thank you Fran,

We had a long road trip from Redmond, WA to Salt Lake City, then to Grand Junction in Colorado, then to Grand Canyon, then to Oceana in CA, then Martinez, then Redwoods in CA, then Gold Beach in OR, and after a week and half, we drove back to home. ^-^ It was a wonderful one. 

At 6:34pm on May 31, 2015, Marthie Scholer said…

Fran, thanks so much for your nice comments!!!!

At 5:00pm on May 31, 2015, Georgette Livingston said…

Good Sunday morning, Fran -- yowza, Mountain Love Song!  That's one I'd almost forgotten!  Written soooo long ago.  I remember when it became a glimmer in my mind.  My late husband and I were doodling (together) -- working on a comic strip.  He loved to draw comics.  Me, not so much, but it was fun because we were doing it together.  And alas, the story was born.  He went on to doodle, and I wrote the book.  The setting was a cabin in Graeagle, a small mining town in the high Sierra.  We vacationed there ever year as long as we were able - a total of some 20 years.  Those are my forever memories. ♥

At 3:57pm on May 31, 2015, Nelson Failing said…

You are so welcome are an amazing and talented artist and your works are stellar to say the least....I enjoy viewing your works....aloha and have a restful Sunday!

At 7:04pm on May 30, 2015, Allan Jones said…

Thanks Fran. Glad you enjoyed the POTW slot; I know I did too.  Have a good weekend yourself!

At 6:28pm on May 30, 2015, Georgette Livingston said…

Thanks so very much, Fran!  And for reading my book -- may I ask which one?  They were all written with a lot of love.  Hope your weekend is full of happiness and beauty! ♥



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