Friday, December 25, 2015

December 2015

Starting with the painting of Carrye and Jeffrey walking their dog Aspen, this series made for very good Christmas presents.

  Walking Aspen 12" x 16" oil on panel(collection of Carrye & Jeffrey LaRocque)

Reiki Day 10" x 8" oil on panel
(collection of Travis Ogan & Jeff Duncan)

"Waimanalo Dawn" 16" x 20" oil on canvas

Saturday, November 7, 2015

November 2015

Apres galleries


Came back from a night of gallery visits very inspired to attack some paintings more vigorously and freely. This afternoon I grabbed a small 6 x 8 panel & went at it. I'm pleased with how fresh I kept it.

Wayside 6" x 8" oil on board

Redland Cafe 8" x 6" oil on board

Skyline Farm  12" x 9" oil on board

Skyline Farm in "arts & crafts style frame

Friday, October 16, 2015

Late Summer

 Some Studio work from reference in the field

"Sebastopol Farm" 12" x 22" oil on oiled birchwood panel.

This is a studio painting from studies and a photo. I managed to capture the feel of the moment and enough detail to make me feel like I'm there.

"Yaquina Dunes" 16" x 20" oil on canvas

"Oahu Cabin" 16" x 12" oil on birchwood panel

"Walking Aspen" 12" x 16" oil on birchwood panel

Saturday, September 26, 2015

"View From the Deck" 11" x 14" oil on canvas
(collection of Michael Sousa)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Summer 2015

Downriver 16" x 20" plein air oil on canvas.
got to use my new easel extension for greater height.

Country Fair

I designed the poster for the Oregon Country Fair this year. There was some unfortunate politics around this image that caused me to make a few minor changes to appease some "politically correct" critics. They finally accepted the revised image, although I did hear some discouraging words at the fair. Most comment I got from people there were very positive and encouraging. Since I was going to be there for the whole fair, I thought I would create small paintings to show at the fair. Most of these are from photos I have taken in recent years.

"Fairyworld at the Fair" 8" x 10" oil on board

"Ceramic Booth - Country Fair" 8" x 10" oil on board

"Godzilla" 8" x 10" oil on board

"Dragon Gate" 9" x 12" oil on board

 The last one: " Connie's Booth " was painted while I was there. 

Connie's booth 12" x 9" oil on board

 Margaret got some shots of me painting in front of Connie's Tarot booth. I never realized I squinted so much when I work. You can see my home-made easel palette combo that has really lightened my kit a lot. I think it is an elegant design that I borrowed from James Coulter who sells kits like this at his website.

Someone got this picture of me right after I painted Connie's booth.

Back home and on the Willamette for some mid summer vistas. This river looks great from so many viewpoints. It is just down the road from my house to many of my favorite spots.

"Elk Rock Island Vista" 16" x 20" oil on canvas

"Elk Rock Afternoon" 12" x 24" oil on canvas

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Lake Oswego Plein Air

Got accepted to the Lake Oswego Plein Air event this year. It was very successful last year and they decided to do it again. These paintings were all done during the event. The Furnace was painted the day before we got the panels and canvasses stamped. On the last day all the painters got to submit two paintings each to a show at the Museum and Art Space on First Street in L.O. There was an opening and a judging (by Thomas Kitts) and several paintings were chosen to be in the Lake Oswego Art Festival later in the month. The show was a wonderful addition to the festival. I was amazed at the variety of styles and approaches.

Footbridge at Rogers Park 11" x 14" oil on board

Furnace at Rogers Park 12" x 9" oil on board

Brellas 11" x 14" oil on board - framed

St. Honore 11" x 14" oil on board.

Monday, January 26, 2015

2015 Plein Air

Iguana Pt. Mismaloya Mexico 6" x 8" oil on board

"Oak Grove landing" 9" x 12" oil on board
- in private collection.

Winter version of "Into the Willamette" 9" x 12" oil on board
in the collection of Richard Glenn.

"Eucalyptus" 14" x 11" oil on board

Wild mustard & radish with passing storm. 9" x 12" oil on board

"Roadside Gums" 11" x 14" oil on board