Saturday, October 18, 2014

Shoe Fiend - #2 Red Shoes



I am offering a series of 7 shoe paintings - This is Shoe Fiend! #2, One pair of shoes a day... you can purchase one painting or the whole set! Do you own a shoe store, or know someone who does? They would look awesome framed in a shoe store! or a present for yourself... or your favorite shoe fiend... ; )

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Shoe Fiend - Toms

6"x6" | oil on archival panel


I am offering a series of 7 shoe paintings - Shoe Fiend! for the next 7 days. One pair of shoes a day... you can purchase one painting or the whole set! Do you own a shoe store, or know someone who does? They would look awesome framed in a shoe store! or a present for yourself... or your favorite shoe fiend... ; )

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Lemons In A Bowl

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

​I use my daily paintings to try out lots of ideas. I'm trying out some things...some new brushes...the Rosemary and Co. Mongoose brushes. They have a subtle, different effect on my brushstrokes. And I'm experimenting with creating some different grays in my still life paintings.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Plums and Asian Bowl

5"x7" | oil on archival panel

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Monday, October 6, 2014

The Syncline

8"x8" | oil on archival panel
​A painting of "The Syncline", in Plein Air! painted from the Oregon side of the Columbia River. "The Syncline" is a prominent geological feature in the Columbia Gorge.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Plums and Greens

6"x6" | oil on archival panel
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Harvest Plums

Harvest Plums | 6"x6" | oil on archival Ray Mar panel


​Our Plum Tree has a "plumsplosion"! They are beautiful to paint...
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Main and Park Street, Portland OR

8" x 8" | oil on archival linen panel


I'm painting just down the street from the Portland Art Museum, for the PAM Plein Air Event... the event was two weeks ago, this is one of the paintings from the art show we had at the museum.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Klickitat River

6"x6" | oil on archival linen panel

My husband and I have been kayaking a lot recently on the local rivers, and I have been getting lots of inspiration from our adventures. The perspective from the boat is a great "point of view" too.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

"Paris In The Park Blocks" Rose

6"x6" | oil on archival panel
​All of these paintings "Paris In The Park Blocks" were painted this past weekend at the Portland Art Museum, a very fun event. 40 invited artists all painting on the museum grounds for the weekend.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

"Paris In The Park Blocks" Portland Art Museum Rose Garden

6"x6" | oil on archival panel


"Paris In The Park Blocks" at the Portland Art Museum all weekend was very fun! All 40 of us invited artists were out there painting in the park all day Saturday, then on Sunday was the viewing and sale of all of the work produced on the Museum Grounds.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Cherry Tree In The Columbia Gorge

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

Just painted - early this morning! In the orchard, in the Columbia Gorge.

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I'm going to be painting in the Portland Art Museum Plein Air Event at the Portland Art Museum Park Blocks this weekend! All artwork is for sale on Sunday! Come check it out...

So looking forward to this!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Early Morning Farm Road

5" x 7" | Early Morning Farm Road

​It is so idyllic, the road is just everything you could want in a Pacific Northwest farm road. Distance, fir trees, sun, long shadows...

5x7 size called out to me for this one.

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Early Morning Farm Barn

10" x 5 " on shellacked bee paper

This is Rasmussen Farms in Hood River OR. An early morning study in black and white oil paint for a future painting in color...

The black and white study really shows the brushwork!

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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