Tuesday, September 30, 2008

3 Carrots

Fall is here, lots of autumn colors.
Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15 cm x 15 cm

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Small Oaks - SOLD

I have been experimenting with different brushes and colors for trees and sky. Today I used Napthol Red instead of Cadmium Red in this painting. I have heard that the Napthol Red doesn't gray down like the Cadmium Red. So that's what I used today. I think I like it. It makes a very nice muted purple too. The Langnickel Royal Sable brushes really do seem to do a better job on the trees and sky for me.
Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15 cm x 15 cm

Friday, September 26, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Garden Shed - SOLD

This is a little garden shed where our group painted today.
Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
5 in x 7 in :: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm

Monday, September 22, 2008

Pomegranate - sold

Pomegranates are uniquely intensely pinkish red. It is a challenge to capture that red.

6x6 inches :: oil on canvas

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Harmony of Three - SOLD

Three apples, three colors (red yellow and blue), musical tones, there is supposedly some sort of psychophysical theory about harmonies of threes. Probably someone out there knows more about this than me.
Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6x6 inches :: oil on canvas

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Goldendale Clouds - SOLD

Goldendale Washington is beautiful in a big sky, desert kind of way.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Trees in the Columbia Gorge - sold

More of the landscape series from around the Columbia Gorge.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15 cm x 15 cm

Monday, September 15, 2008

Glowing Slices - sold

I like the challenge of trying to make the lemons look transparent, and to get the shadows light enough to look like a little light is coming through, and dark enough to look like a shadow.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6x6 inches :: oil on canvas

Friday, September 12, 2008

Tree at Maryhill Museum - SOLD


The tree overlooks the Columbia River. This painting is of the view from The Maryhill Museum in Goldendale, Washington. A group of 30 of us painted there during the Plein Air 2008 event that is on display at the Columbia Center for the Arts this month. This plein air event continues to provide inspiration for me in the daily paintings.

This framed painting is in the Small Works Show
December 5 - 29 at the Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR 97031
541 387 8877

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Trees in the Hood River Valley - SOLD

This is another commissioned piece. The commissioned pieces have been a lot of fun to create. There are a lot of different kinds of trees in this area. Oaks, poplars, firs, spruce, ponderosa pines, the list goes on...

Thursday, September 4, 2008