Saturday, June 18, 2016

Crater Rock on Mt Hood

6"x6" | oil on archival 1/2" deep panel ready for hanging

I'm working on a large version of this painting, Pulpit Rock on Mt Hood. This is a small oil sketch of the larger painting. Same color families, and shadow patterns as the large version. Sometimes it is helpful to work out colors and values in the smaller versions, then go back to the larger version and see how they relate to each other.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

#839 Prickly Pear

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

The challenge of foreground objects vs. distance.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

#838 Cloud Gradations


I painted this from a photo I took 2 days ago. The clouds were so bright and the sky was bright blue. I was trying to get the most perspective I could.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

#837 The Columbia Gorge

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

Painted en Plein Air this morning!

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

#836 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

#835 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

#834 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

#833 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

#832 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

#831 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

#830 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

#829 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

#828 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

#827 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

#826 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

#825 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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