Thursday, May 26, 2016

Light on Wahclella Creek

5"x 7" | oil on archival panel


Another hike inspiration! We hiked all the way back to the falls. Maybe that could be another painting.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Morning Sun on the Columbia River

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

Painted en plein air from the Oregon side of the river.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Swale Creek Spring Colors

6"x6" | oil on archival linen panel

This painting is from a hike along the Klickitat Trail in Washinton. Swale Creek is the most remote section of the trail. The creek is a series of tepid pools among mineral stained rocks. We were on a bridge overlooking the creek below.


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Friday, May 13, 2016

Light on The Columbia River Gorge

5"x7" | oil on archival panel

The Gorge on a calm day. Lots of reflections.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Roses and Irises

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

Roses and Irises with Hood River Valley in the background.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Columbia River

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

Sometimes I paint small studies before I paint a large one. This painting was painted after the large painting was done! Sort of a recap of the larger painting.

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This is the large version 24" w x 12" h

12"x24" Light on the Columbia River

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wedding Flowers

6"x8"  | oil on archival linen panel

Another commission finished! White flowers are the hardest! These hydrangeas and roses are lovely.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Syncline Trail

6"x6" | oil on archival linen panel

A unique popular local hiking and biking trail.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Espresso and Tabasco

6"x6" | oil on archival black gesso panel
I just like the colors and shapes of these objects together, painted on black gesso.
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Friday, April 15, 2016

Colors of Spring

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

Spring has sprung here. More colorful and varied brushstrokes...

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Spring Meadow

6"x6" | oil on panel


​I am always striving for juicy luscious colors and brushstrokes. This one does it for me.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

The Syncline @ The Columbia River

6"x6" | oil on linen panel

​The Syncline is a local favorite prominent geological feature. This is a palette knife painting, the paint application has a lot of texture.

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The shadows are kind of dark in this photo, but this is the geological feature known as The Syncline on the Columbia River. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

#824 Columbia River Gorge

6"x6" | oil on linen panel

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

#823 Joyful Spring Daffodils

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

This is a class demo, on black gesso.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

#822 Star Magnolia Buds

6" x 6" | oil on archival panel

​One of the students in my Oil Painting Class brought these beautiful flowers from her garden for the class to paint! Thank you Katey!
I was using a #6 Catalyst brush for this painting.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

#821 Class Demo Flowers

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

This is a demo painting for my class today. Looking carefully at shadows and composition.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

A Cold Sunny Morning

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

#820
​A cold morning painting outside in February! Brrrrr....


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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sun Through the Trees

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

#819

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The View From My Window

6"x6" | oil on archival wood panel

#818
​This is the actual view from my Studio window. I just looked out the window and painted it. I'm intrigued lately with painting with a palette knife. The purity of the color and juicy paint application, plus keeping the strokes uncomplicated is the challenge.


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Friday, February 12, 2016

Waterfront Sunset

6" x 6" | oil on archival panel

#817
A gray day turned into a colorful sunset.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Waterfront Winding Path

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

#816
​Waterfront winding walk.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Waterfront Sun on the Water

6"x6" | oil on archival panel
#815
​Waterfront again with sun on the water.
I'm exploring color harmonies that I can relate to, in my surroundings.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Waterfront Walk

6"x6" | oil on archival panel
#814
Waterfront walk yesterday... it feels like spring already!

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Grasses

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

#813
I just wanted to do some EXPERIMENTING! with color combinations, textures, contrasts...
I hope you like some of these analogous and complementary color combinations.


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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fluffy

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

#812
Little Fluffy is the cutest little dog. Just had to paint her.


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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Prickly Pear Cactus in Big Bend

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

enlarged detail

#811
I know this is really random. I have lived in Oregon for many years now, but I grew up around Austin, and saw Prickly Pear Cactus my whole life. I just got this idea recently that I never painted any prickly pears growing up and I really just wanted to try painting some now! So here they are...

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

City Tree

6"x6" | oil on archival panel
detail
A morning walk in Hood River.
#810
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Queen Maxine

6" x 6" | painted on Archival Maple Panel, Art Boards
Detail of "Queen Maxine"


#809
#30paintingsin30days
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Friday, January 15, 2016

Forever Love

6"x6" | oil on natural maple archival panel

eye detail

#808
#30paintingsin30days
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Toast

6"x6" | oil on archival linen
close up detail of "Toast" oil painting

#807
#30paintingsin30days
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