Thursday, July 17, 2014

Morning Sun

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

I went outside early this morning to paint in a local organic orchard. We arrived at 7:30am, the temperature was so pleasant in the morning, and the light was beautiful.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Black and White Tree Study, The Dalles Mt Ranch

9"x12" | Painted on Shellacked 70lb Bee Paper

I have no idea if there is any interest in my black and white studies, so I am starting the bidding at $1. The painting is on Shellacked Bee Paper, it is archival. I have never posted a painting online on paper, so I am starting the bidding at $1 to see where it goes. The shipping will still be $10 domestic, and $25 international.

I had a blast doing it. The fun thing about b/w studies is, your brushstrokes are completely naked! there is no color to distract your attention from them!

The painting is a study of an oak tree on the historic Dalles Mt Ranch.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Mt Hood With Rhodies - sold

6"x6" |  oil on archival panel
This painting is a commission in a series of landscape paintings that I have been working on. I love commissions because they are usually something I would have never thought of! This is the view of Mt Hood from Portland on a clear day, with Rhododendrons.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Nasturtiums "Empress of India"

6"x6" | oil on archival panel
I grew these nasturtiums because I wanted to paint them! I love the way they look! They are a beautiful flower, I think you can eat them too. The "Empress of India" variety, has dark green leaves and deep red orange flowers.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Lemon Shadows

6"x6" | oil on archival panel
I am having a great time, experimenting with different color combinations for these lemons! I am currently reading the book by Charles Reid on Oil Painting Flowers. It talks about different pigments and what he uses them for, and the importance of values! I guess you can't say it enough. For the various yellows of the lemons today I was using (mostly), Cad Yellow Light, Cad Yellow Medium, Cad Orange, and Cerulean Blue... instead of Ultramarine. For the delicate changes in the yellow, the Cerulean seemed to work the best. Charles Reid also says Cad Orange is essential, you can mix it, but it just doesn't come out the same. I would have to agree!

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Dalles Mt Ranch Tree

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

​From one of my trips out to The Dalles Mt Ranch in Eastern Washington.

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I entered the Best of The Gorge Art Show and won FIRST PLACE for my painting "Gorge Shadows"!
at the Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR


This painting is 15"x24" and is available at Columbia Center for the Arts

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Afternoon Light

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

The afternoon light was luminous...
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Maryhill Museum Art Party Oil Painting Class was a big success
The Thursday evening Art Party at Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Washington was well attended, there was lots of wine and big fat brushstrokes of oil paint were abundant at the art party. I had talented first time oil painter students and experienced painters .

If you haven't seen the new wing of the Maryhill Museum in Goldendale, Washington, it is worth the visit. The sculpture in the garden, the exhibits inside, the new cafe in the new wing, and it is a stunning drive anytime of year, along highway 14, the smooth desert hills and the road winding through them, along the Columbia River makes for a spectacular drive. The whole drive and experience is incredibly inspiring.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Dancing Pears

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

I like the bumpiness and shape of this type of pear. And the stems are so animated.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Fun With Ellipses

6" x 6" | oil on archival panel

I did this painting as a demo in my weekly class. We were working on accuracy and ellipses in the class today.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Oak Tree in The Columbia Gorge

8"w x 10" h | oil on archival panel

I have been doing a lot of hiking in the Columbia Gorge this Spring, I am fascinated by the color of the mountains as it pokes between the tree branches...
Because of the shapes of the tree and mountains, I felt like this series of paintings needed to be 8" x 10" instead of my usual 6"x6".
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fresh Strawberries

6" x 6" | oil on archival panel

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This coming Saturday! I'm participating in an upcoming OPB event in Portland Oregon - Oregon Art Beat Exhibition Celebrates 15 Years of Creativity!

Opening Saturday, April 19 to the public, the exhibition will feature hundreds of Oregon Art Beat alumni artists and brings together paintings, metal work, sculpture, calligraphy, pottery, music and more from across the region.

The exhibition will take place on the top floor of Pioneer Place Mall at the Peoples Art of Portland Gallery, the Mark Wooley Gallery and the Art Beat Main Stage Gallery. The address is 700 SW 5th Avenue, 3rd floor. The exhibition is free of charge and will run April 19-June 15. Hours are 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

Get the app! A new app for iOS and Android has information about all the artists, a complete schedule of performances and serves as your guide through the Exhibition.

Click for Art Beat Exhibition app for iPhone - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oregon-art-beat-exhibition/id850626890?mt=8

See the full article: http://www.opb.org/artsandlife/article/oregon-art-beat-exhibition-celebrates-15-years-of-creativity/