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

Columbia River Gorge

6"x6" | oil on linen panel

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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

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

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


​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


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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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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Marsh

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

#806
#30paintingsin30days
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Above Tree Line

6"x 6" | oil on archival linen panel

#805
#30paintingsin30days
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Monday, December 28, 2015

Making Tracks

6"x6" | oil on archival linen panel
#804
The snow is back in the Pacific Northwest!

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Yolk Yellow and Turquoise


#803
Some of my favorite colors.


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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Flowers and Persimmon

6"x6" | oil on archival linen panel

#802
Trying to work intuitively today. Thinking about not over thinking things...

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Flowers for a Winter Day

6"x6" | oil on linen panel

#801
It's warm and cozy in my studio looking out the window on a winter day.
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Scrambled or Poached?

6"x6" | oil on archival panel
#800
I'm going to keep painting eggs for a while... to explore the colors and transparency.

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