Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Summer's End 2017

 Had to break out the old french easel for this 22x28 canvas.

Keeping the sun off me but not the canvas
Had to lighten up all the color once I got some shade.

Worms eye view. Much
 better umbrella situation. I borrowed this Shadebuddy
from Tim Young. I have
since bought one of my own.

Way too much sun here.

Sauvie Large 22" x 28" oil on canvas.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Lavender Festival

Lavender Festival

Joining other plein air artists in a paint-out.

Wind Barn framed

Lavender Aisles 10" x 8" oil on board

Mountainside Rows 12" x 16" oil on board

Repurposed 11" x 14" oil on board

Bloomers 10" x 10" oil on board. Framed for upcoming show.

Eagle Creek 16" x 20" oil on board

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Wild Beach 11" x 14" oil on canvas


Mary Young Cloudscape 16" x 10" oil on wood panel

Light Breaks on Smith Rocks 12" x 12" oil on panel
(private collection)

Vert Beach  18" x 14" oil on wood panel

Yaquina Tree 26" x 22" oil on canva

Smith Sunup 16" x 12" oil on wood panel

Sunday, January 15, 2017

2017 Adventures in Fine Art

Snowbound in the studio for a week it was a great time to rework a painting from 2014 that never felt real. I was trying too hard to stylize my brushwork and it ended up looking cartoony. Now that I have resurrected the painting I enjoy looking at it.

North end of Agate Beach 18" x 24" oil on canvas

This one started as a plein air study this summer but the bottom rose was just a red smear. I gave it some definition without over painting the piece.

Roseys 10" x 8" study oil on board

Finding images to paint from my travels. This one is from 1998 in Italy.

Verona Stairs 14" x 11" oil on board

This is where Margaret & I spent our honeymoon:

Krista's Hacienda 20" x 16" oil on wood panel

Depoe Bay 12" x 24" oil on wood panel

Maddox 10" x 16" oil on board 

Painting with a group of plein air artists on Sauvie Island for a Memorial Day paint-out.  I really like painting with other artists like this.

Sauvie Oak 12" x 16" oil on board 

Clackamette Green 9" x 12" oil on board

Clackamette Trunks 11" x 14" oil on board

Meldrum Bank 14" x 11" oil on board

Garden Pots 11" x 14" oil on board

Ona Leaner 11" x 14" oil on canvasboard.