Thursday, September 25, 2014

Family portrait studies in oil on board.

Starting in October 2013 I did this series of family portrait studies. Stella was my first foray into a looser, more painterly style. It has been freeing after so much exacting illustration work.


Stella - 8.5" x 11" oil on board


Will - 8.5" x 11" oil on board


Aria - 8.5" x 11" oil on board


Margaret w/ bandana - 9" x 12" oil on board


AhshayLa - 8.5" x 11" oil on board

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Quick studies from Sonoma trip

I got out to paint twice on this journey. I joined an old friend at a dairy farm on Wednesday and Sunday before dinner I painted the driveway where we were staying.

Dairy Farm 9" x 12" oil on board


Todd Driveway 10" x 8" oil on board

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sonoma Plein aire 2014

While I was down in Sonoma county celebrating our granddaughter's birthday visiting with family and painting, this wonderful event was going down. I was impressed by the roster of artists there. I went to the "Quick Draw" event Tuesday evening and the exhibit on Saturday. Next year I hope to be part of it. Here are some shots I took:


















Saturday, September 13, 2014

From the Studio. Staying busy in the evenings

I have been working on some slightly larger canvases on my bigger easel.


Got "Crown Point" framed. Tomorrow it will be
crated for shipping to Japan.


"Other Side" 12" x 20" oil on canvas
custom framed


"Crown Point" 14" x 20" oil on canvas
in the collection of Koichi Nishimura


It has arrived and has been hung just below a print of one of my nudes.

As the summer continues

Some more recent outdoor adventures:

Clackamas Outlet - 9" x 12" oil on board

Dawn's Garden - 9" x 12" oil on board


Into the Willamette - 9" x 12" oil on board
in collection of  Michael Christian.

Mid Clackamas - 11" x 14" oil on board. further upstream from the outlet.


Red boat - 6" x 12" oil on board

Meldrum Bar - 9" x 12" oil on board


Summer paintings

Early summer outings and adventures.  A few were done from photographs I took earlier but eventually I started heading out to locations.


 Duckweed pond - 8" x 10 " oil on board


Our little patio - 8' x 10" oil on board



Cob house - 12" x 16" oil on canvas


Waimanalo - 11" x 14" oil on board


Margaret on the beach - 11" x 15" oil on board


Looking north from E&L's - 8" x 10" oil on board in collection of Gil Reynolds


Beach at Maddax woods - 9" x 12" oil on board in the collection of Richard Glenn


Doug's garden tapestry
9" x 12" oil on board in collection of Doug Randall



Madrone Cliff Indianola


8.5" x 11" oil on board

2014 PLEIN AIRE

Starting in July, with the urging of Eric Bowman, I have been getting outside with my painting. I have wanted to get looser and more direct in my work and this is really helping me. Since most of my glass fusing and painting (later blog) is very technical and time consuming, this has been like a vacation. To be able to create an art piece in one sitting is so refreshing. I have been posting these on Facebook as I do them and the response has been very positive.




Mismaloya Mexico 8.5" x 11" oil on board


Sunup at Smith Rock 8.5" x 11" oil on board


Duckweed Pond 2 8" x 10" oil on board


Mary Young cloudscape 7" x 11.5" oil on board


Below Lorna's 8" x 10 " oil on board