Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Day before Thanksgiving

This is one of my recent favorites. The brushes just glided over the panel and the paint behaved very well. I love when it all comes together like this.
Falls City Falls 12" x 6" oil on board

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Laguna de Santa Rosa in Sebastopol

Probably my favorite studio painting to date. I believe I nailed the light and feel of the day at the Laguna de Santa Rosa in Sebastopol.

View from pontoon bridge
20" x 16" oil on canvas 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Studio version of "Sunday, Agate Beach"

Working from the plein air piece in the studio

"Sunday Agate Beach" 18" x 24" oil in canvas

Brought to life in January 2017

Monday, October 20, 2014

Studio Oils from the past.

Thes are painted much tighter than my current work. Years of photorealistic illustration show here.

"Morning Sheets" oil on canvas


"Tulips" oil on canvas

"Waterlilies" oil on canvas

"Mystery Falls" oil on canvas

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Autumn 2014

Revisited an old favorite spot to witness the autumnal shift

From Maddax Woods 8" x 10" oil on board. Private collection

Autumn Westmoreland Park 9" x 12" oil on board.

Framed it wet and it hangs in my Son Michael's house.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Weekend in Newport

Finally got out to the coast with enough time to capture some of my favorite scenes.

Saturday at Agate Beach 11" x 14" oil on board

Sunday at Agate beach 12 x 16" oil on board

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The resurection of the black hole in my studio

This area of my studio has been such a useless eyesore for so long. I definitely needed to create more storage and lots of order where chaos reined before.

I spent the last three days creating this rack to store all the flotsam that was crammed in here. Now I have a decent area for my oil paintings and blank canvasses and panels as well as the framed pieces that were leaning against the wall. With a little shifting of my big easel and a shift in the position of my taboret it was a smooth transition. 

Now there's some order here

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
(collection of Micheal & Michelle Schnepf)

Will - 8.5" x 11" oil on board
(collection of Zack & Jenna Schnepf)

Aria - 8.5" x 11" oil on board
(collection of Zack & Jenna Schnepf)

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
(private collection)

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

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