Clark James Mishler
The Three Minute Portrait.
Started on the first day of January, 2010, I have produced at least one portrait each day since. The average time for each portrait is 3 minutes. Here are the results.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 8th, 2017

Stylist Sabra Temple and realestate agent Paul Thienes with their dog, Teddy, pause at their front gate of their historic house on Cedar Street in Calistoga. "We wanted to buy this house for ten years and we finally got it last January." (Clark James Mishler)

6:03 PM, Friday, December8, 2017.  “We wanted to buy this house for ten years and we finally got it last January…this is our first Christmas.”  -Stylist Sabra Temple and real estate agent Paul Thienes pause with their dog, Teddy, at the front gate of their historic house on Cedar Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 7th, 2017

"I designed this room and the dome  ceiling often produces an ecco."  -Retired wood floor craftsman Donadl Williams sits in late afternoon light in the library of his home on View Road in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

4:59 PM, Thursday, December 7, 2017.  “I designed this room and the dome ceiling often produces an echo…it’s my favorite space in the house.” -Retired wood floor craftsman Donald Williams sits in late afternoon light in the library of his home on View Road in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 7th, 2017

"We just realized that we've put thise up backward...we need to turn them arround so we can plug them in." -Michael Bode with assistance from his son, Steven, reattaches a string of lights to the gutters of his home on Cedar Street in Calistoga (Clark James Mishler)

5:21 PM, December 6, 2017.  “We just realized that we’ve put these up backward…we need to turn them around so we can plug them in.”  -Michael Bode with assistance from his son, Steven, reattaches a string of lights to the gutters of his home on Cedar Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 5th, 2017

Landscaper Juan Hernandez stands with his crew, Ruben and Jaime, after a day's work cleaning up a property on Lake Street in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

4:59 PM, Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  Landscaper Juan Hernandez pauses after a day’s work cleaning up a property on Lake Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 5th, 2017

"I know it's too windy to rake leaves, but this is the only day I have off."   -Wine educator Ilya Smock rakes in front of her home on Harley Street in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

5:07 PM, Monday, December 4, 2017.  “I know it’s too windy to rake leaves, but this is the only day I have off.”  -Wine educator Ilya Smock rakes in front of her home on Harley Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 5th, 2017

"Cory is the  artist,  I'm the supervisor and our son, Jaxson, is the inspiration."  Teresa Johnston stands with her husband and son in front of their home on Cedar Street in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

6:13 PM, Sunday, December 3, 2017.  “Cory is the artist, I’m the supervisor and our son, Jaxson, is the inspiration.”  -Teresa Johnston stands with her husband and son in front of their holiday decorated home on Cedar Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 5th, 2017

“This Santa was used to introduce the very first iPhone…I am very lucky to have it.” -Thurlow Washam in front of his house on School Street with his friend, Jamie, and Jamie’s dog, Missy. (Clark James Mishler)

3:07 PM, Saturday, December 2, 2017.  “This Santa was used to introduce the very first iPhone…I am very lucky to have it.”   -Thurlow Washam stands at the entrance of his house on School Street with his friend, Jamie, and Jamie’s dog, Missy.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 5th, 2017

Six year old Samantha Neri dances under artificial snow falling in downtown Calistoga (Clark James Mishler)

5:47 PM, Friday, December 1, 2017.  Six year old Samantha Neri dances under artificial snow falling in downtown Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 5th, 2017

"Nihy loves the Frisbee but we usally play ball because the Frisbee makes her crazy."  -Elizabeth Tangney and Jeremiah  play Chuck-it with their dog, Nihya, at the Napa County Fair Grounds in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

5:12 PM, Thursday, November 30, 2017.  “Nihya loves the Frisbee but we usually play ball because the Frisbee makes her crazy.” -Elizabeth Tangney and Jeremiah play Chuck-it with their dog at the Napa County Fair Grounds in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 5th, 2017

Closing time at Joe's Barber Shop in the Castro District of San Francisco. (Clark James Mishler)

8:12 PM, Wednesday, November 29, 2017.  Closing time at Joe’s Barbershop in the Castro District of San Francisco.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on December 5th, 2017

Mother Tabitha is thrilled to be photographed with the newly painted angle in the window of Cafe Sarafornia in downtown Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

5:14 PM, Tuesday, November 28, 2017.  Mother Tabitha is thrilled to be photographed with the newly painted angle in the window of Cafe Sarafornia in downtown Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 27th, 2017

Mitzi Mishler and her dog, Molly, hike the Redwood Trail in Bothe-Napa Valley State Park near their home in Calistoga, CA (Clark James Mishler)

3:57 PM, Monday, November 27, 2017.  Mitzi Mishler and her dog, Molly, hike the Redwood Trail in Bothe-Napa Valley State Park near their home in Calistoga, CA.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 27th, 2017

Two women holding Magritte and Picasso pillows, Calistoga (Clark James Mishler)

1:39 PM, Sunday, November 26, 2017.  Two women (Olivia and Elyse) hide behind Magritte and Picasso pillows in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 27th, 2017

Allen Shuler and his family prepare to leave Calistoga and head back to their home in Martinez after visiting family in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

4:23 PM, Saturday, November 25, 2017.  Allen Shuler and his family prepare to depart and head back to their home in Martinez after visiting family in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 27th, 2017

"This was built in 1873 and it was the first house on this side of the creek. We bought it twenty four years ago... when I was pregnant with Lauren. Our daughters were completely freaking out during the fires...they were afraid of loosing our family home. Each time the girls come home, the house fills up with friends." -Karen and Jeff Maxfield stand in front of their house on Cedar Street in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

2:32 PM, Friday, November 24, 2017.  “This was built in 1873 and it was the first house on this side of the creek. We bought it twenty four years ago… when I was pregnant with Lauren.  Our daughters were completely freaking out during the fires…they were afraid of loosing our family home.  Each time the girls come home, the house fills up with friends.” -Karen and Jeff Maxfield stand in front of their historic home on Cedar Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 27th, 2017

Jennifer Norris stands in front of her home as her husband, Matt Sarconi, watches from their porch on Myrtle Street in Calistoga.  anniegal2000@yahoo.com (Clark James Mishler)

11:38 AM, Thursday, November 23, 2017.  Jennifer Norris stands in front of her home as her husband, Matt Sarconi, watches from their porch on Myrtle Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 22nd, 2017

"I had considered having a 'Fire-Sale' sign made but I thought better of it."   After losing his home, shop and business to the recent wild fires  many of Bud Pochini's Christmas trees, miraculously, survived the fire.  Bud's mother, Rianne, and daughter, Jasmine, assist Bud as they ready local and imported trees for their annual Christmas tree sale north of Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

4:27 PM, Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  “I had considered having a ‘Fire-Sale’ sign made but I thought better of it.” After losing his home, shop and business to the recent wild fires many of Bud Pochini’s Christmas trees, miraculously, survived the fire. Bud’s mother, Rianne, and daughter, Jasmine, assist Bud as they ready local and imported trees for their annual Christmas tree sale north of Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 21st, 2017

"I hire professionals to do the electrical and plumbing...I do all the grunt work."  -Chris McAllister readies his site prior to pouring cement for the foundation of his garage project on Fair Way Street in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

4:29 PM, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. “I hire professionals to do the electrical and plumbing…I do all the grunt work.” -Chris McAllister readies his site prior to pouring cement for the foundation of his garage project on Fair Way Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 21st, 2017

Donna Homer stands on her porch with her rescue dog, Zuzu. "This dog was found abandon in a house in Bakersfield with about 100 other dogs. She was scrowny and nearly dead...she is a Love." (Clark James Mishler)

11:02 AM, Monday, November 20, 2017.  “This dog was found abandon in a house in Bakersfield with about 100 other dogs…she was scrawny and nearly dead…she is a Love.”  -Donna Homer stands on her porch with her five year old rescue dog, Zuzu. “This dog was found abandon in a house in Bakersfield with about 100 other dogs…she was scrawny and nearly dead…she is a Love.”

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 21st, 2017

Chef Scott Jansen, his wife, Corry, and three week old daughter, Athena, collect mushrooms on Cedar Street in Calistoga.  "I'd like to be a self sustaining farmer...on a piece of land....where we could forage and start a legacy garden.  I'd love to teach kids.  Being envolved in a restaraunt is really time consuming.  Perhaps there will be catering in our future. (Clark James Mishler)

11:33 PM, Sunday, November 19, 2017.  “I’d like to be a self sustaining farmer…on a piece of land….where we could forage and start a legacy garden.  I’d love to teach kids. Being involved in a restaurant is really time consuming.  Perhaps there will be catering in our future.”  -Chef Scott Jansen, his wife, Corry, and three week old daughter, Athena, collect mushrooms on Cedar Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 21st, 2017

Ellie Leake clutches her Bingo cards as she searches for a seat at the Community Bingo event sponsored by the Fire Firghter's Community Bingo event.  Money was raised for victums of recent wild fires in Sonoma and Napa Counties.  The event was held at the Tubbs Building in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

6:57 PM, Saturday, November 18, 2017.  Ellie Leake clutches her Bingo cards as she searches for a seat at the Community Bingo event sponsored by local Fire Fighter’s were money was raised for victims of recent wild fires in Sonoma and Napa Counties.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 17th, 2017

Profesional painter David Serta takes a break at the end of the day in downtown Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

4:37 PM, Friday, November 17, 2017.  Professional painter David Serta takes a break at the end of the day in downtown Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 17th, 2017

Kirstin Boehk (far right), owner of Anything Outside and her crew, Tammy McClain, Greg Domingo, Ed Null and Joshua Beall prepare to lay sod at the site on Lake Street in Calistoga. (Clark James Mishler)

5:48 PM, Thursday, November 16, 2017.  Kirstin Boehk (far right), owner of Anything Outside and her crew, Tammy McClain, Greg Domingo, Ed Null and Joshua Beall prepare to lay sod at a home on Lake Street in Calistoga.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 17th, 2017

Zurla Troeppl engages in conversation at the annual turkey lunch event at Calistoga High School. (Clark James Mishler)

3:01 PM, Wednesday, November 15, 2017.  Zurla Troeppl engages in conversation at the annual Soroptimist turkey lunch event at Calistoga High School.

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Posted in Portrait a day by admin on November 14th, 2017

"We were talking about death...Kelci was asking me what happens.  There have been times in my life when I was so grounded that birth and death were irrelevant...if we can remain in the present, our physical bodies desolve."  -David Phelps   "(For me) math is the purest way of describing the world...no matter who you are or where you were born...math is the ultimate truth."  -Kelci Fernandez  Kelci and David are Saint Helena residents who were hanging out in Calistoga's Frontier Park. (Clark James Mishler)

5:44 PM, Tuesday, November 14, 2017.  Saint Helena residents and friends Kelci Fernandez and David Phelps spend the afternoon in Calistoga’s Frontier Park.  “We were talking about death…Kelci was asking me what happens.  There have been times in my life when I was so grounded that birth and death were irrelevant.  If we can remain in the present, our physical bodies dissolve.” -David Phelps    “(For me) math is the purest way of describing the world…no matter who you are or where you were born…math is the ultimate truth.”  -Kelci Fernandez

 

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