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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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Tangerine on a Green Plate

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

#799
I'm playing with color contrasts within my still life painting. Oranges and greens are nice together. They are hormonious and create tension both at the same time.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Northwest Red Barn

8"x8" | oil on archival panel

#798
From Rasmussen's Farm in Hood River OR. The heavily wooded hills are behind the barn.
Note: this is an 8in x 8in painting.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Breakfast Eggs

6"x6" | oil on archival panel
#797
I love the color combination of Orange, Marigold and Turquoise.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Desert Clouds

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

#796
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Love painting clouds...


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Friday, December 4, 2015

Satsuma on Black Gesso

#795
It's time for a painting on black gesso...
I'm experimenting with using a polarizing filter for taking the photo of the painting, it helps cut down on glare.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Pink Flowers in a Jar

6"x6" | oil on archival panel | #794
#794
It's all fun, but especially the soft flower petals compared with the smooth glass, and creating transparency.

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Pink Flowers and Satsuma

6"x6" | oil on archival panel
#793
I just needed to paint some flowers in winter! They look so... vibrant. It was a gray day and the temperature never got above freezing here today.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Satsuma Reflection

6" x 6" | oil on archival panel
#792

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Satsuma Glow

6"x6" | Satsuma Glow
#791

Satsuma oranges have a beautiful shape and the green of the leaves looks beautiful with the orange. I was very conscious to not overdo the strokes. Keep it simple.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wave Action

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

Wave action... Study for a larger painting... Waves on a windy mountain lake. I'm mostly playing around with Ultramarine Blue and Viridian. A little purple thrown in.

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Blues

6"x6" | oil on archival black gesso panel

Painted on a black gesso background.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Wild and Scenic

6"x6" | oil on archival gesso board
I took the photo for this painting while kayaking on the Klickitat River. It is located in south-central Washington. The Klickitat is one of the longest undammed rivers in the northwest. This part of the Klickitat River is included in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, an Act created to preserve in a free-flowing condition selected rivers of the nation which "with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values". This is truly a "wild" river.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Northern Lights

6"x6" | oil on archival panel
You know, like the Aurora Borealis... I do a lot of experimenting with my little 6"x6" paintings, and well, this is an experiment. Can you really paint the Northern Lights? I have been inspired by them lately, living in Oregon, they do appear occasionally, and it makes me just wonder, how primative nomadic people must have felt when they saw them. It's a wonderful world, so many amazing things.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Corner of 3rd and Oak Street

8"x8" | oil on archival panel
I painted this 8" x8" Plein Air last year for the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Event, I was cleaning out my studio and found it! I had never put it online. So here it is!

The corner business is a lingerie store that has been very popular with Plein Air painters, challenged to paint the headless manequin in the window... luckily she was very decently dressed when I painted her. The thing I liked about this view, is the perspective of the buildings going down the street, and the shadow leading into the painting, and the white stripe in the road starting in the shadow and ending in the sun. I also liked the little yellow fire hydrant on the right too.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mt Hood Plein Air Morning

6"x6" | oil on linen archival panel

The fall colors are spectacular in the Hood River Valley. I got to Yvonne's Farm, about 7:30am to start painting, Yvonne told me it was 37 degrees, I knew it felt cold! It did warm up quickly, and in a couple of hours we were shedding our warm jackets...

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Yvonne's Farm in Fall

8"x10" | oil

I did this painting as a demo for my class yesterday morning. I told the class I would only use a limited palette, Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Ultramarine Blue and Permanent Red Light. I am always happy with the color combinations you can get using so little, just 3 colors and white. I got bright yellow greens, beautiful violets, intense dark greens, neutrals, and they all work together. Keep it simple, is always good.
It is a little larger than my normal daily paintings, but I'm still starting it at the same price as the smaller 6"x6" paintings.
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