Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Azul y Naranja - sold

I just love complementary colors. This painting was actually a demo for my Thursday class at the Columbia Center for the Arts. An exploration of shadow colors and shapes.

6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Contented Chicken - sold

This chicken looks happy just doing it's thing.

6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel



something new - just for fun - music: what I was listening to when I painted this:
Bill Frisell - Further East/Further West

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Turquoise and Reds - sold



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6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel



something new - just for fun - music: what I was listening to when I painted this:
Joan Jett, I Love Rock N' Roll

Monday, December 19, 2011

Vanilla Bottle Flower Sketch - sold

Just a little sketch, using up all the vanilla after holiday baking.

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6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Polar Night Flower Power - sold

The brightness of a white flower on a winter night.

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6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Made in Italy - sold

The orange cup is so cool, almost too cool to paint. It's made in Italy, my painting buddy, pastel artist Karen Watson, loaned it to me for some still life inspiration.

6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Nuances of Light - sold

I was quite inspired when I saw Carol Marine's little white angel painting arrive in my inbox, having just painted a white ceramic object (white ceramic coffee cup) next to a slice of orange that same day.
So I decided for today's painting, to paint the coffee cup and orange slice again, this time with a much lighter value scale, to see what would happen. It's always surprising, the results with the challenges you give yourself. I ended up using mostly purple, yellow, orange and burnt umber, to modify the white (ok, some ultramarine blue too). Those colors are complements in an analogous sort of way, on the color wheel.

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6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holiday Fun - sold

I just had to experience painting those shiny balls too. It's pretty fun. You should try it if you haven't already.

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6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

2 Poms - sold

I like the composition of this one, with the pom on the right going out of the painting.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

3 Poms - commission painting

I really love painting these pomegranates. They seem to be talking to each other. This painting is a commission for someone who wants the 3 Poms on the 6"x18" panel. Ready for framing!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Three Colorful Things - sold

Working with this colored transparent glass has just got me so inspired! The possibilities of color and shape combinations are truly amazing.

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6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Green Bowl - sold

This is a really cool Bowl/Vase that is re-purposed from a giant green bottle. I'm not sure what kind of bottle it was. Maybe originally a magnum wine bottle? Anyway, I got it at Lucy's Informal Flowers and it's so cool. It makes a great subject to paint.

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6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

Monday, November 14, 2011

Break Some Rules - sold

I wanted to put the persimmon right in the middle. Composition rules, are generally something like "don't put something right in the middle". I did it anyway, and I like it.

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6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wild Pom - sold


More fun with pomegranates! Here is a 4" x 4" palette knife painting of a pomegranate for today's painting.
4"x4" unframed :: oil on panel

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Two Pomegranates - commission

This painting is a commission for a person in the UK. It's so great now that artists can sell work all over the world directly from their studios.
I used a different brush on this one than I normally use. The paint is a little thicker and gives it a more luscious impasto look to it.

oil on panel :: 8" x 8" | 20.3cm x 20.3cm

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cozy With Blue - sold



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6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Little Blue Vase - sold

A vintage little vase, that I wish I knew more about. I like the color.

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6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Shot of Grapes

This little shot glass is a great subtle turquoise color and simple shape. I am transfixed by this sort of fallish aubergine, grape inspired color too. I bought a shirt this color today, I can't get enough of this color.

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6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cad Red - sold

Cadmium Red is always fun to paint. I painted this for my "in class" demo today.
I am teaching a "drop in" oil painting class on Thursdays from 10-12noon, starting Nov 3 at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Avenue, Hood River, Oregon, call to register 541-387-8877.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Grapes and Colored Glass - sold

I like the colors in this composition, this is part of my Wine and Grape Series.

6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ochre Bottle and Grapes

All from the Pearl District! Even the grapes...

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6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Pomegranate on Purple - sold

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6" x 6" unframed :: oil on gessoboard panel

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Friday, October 7, 2011

The Shapes of Trees

12" x 48" ::  cradled wood panel 2" deep
The shapes of trees fascinate me. I have had this idea in mind for a painting, since this summer, to paint on wood, and have the wood show through as part of the light values in the painting. It's hard to see in a photo, but the light color of the actual wood is showing through in parts of the painting. The wood has two coats of shellac as a clear gesso.

This painting is available at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave, Hood River, OR  541 387 8877

The First Friday Opening Reception is this evening from 6pm - 8pm, hope to see you there!

Some progress photos... beginning to end...



Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Single Pomegranate - sold

It's that time, pomegranates are ripe, and ready to be painted.

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5"h x 7"w unframed :: oil on gessoboard panel

Friday, September 30, 2011

Vintage Ironstone Vase - sold

When I first saw the graceful shape of this White Ironstone Vase I thought it was perfect for a still life composition.

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6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pearl District Composition - sold

I am exploring painting some colored glass for variety in the compositions with the grapes. I bought the red glass from an antique store in the Pearl District in Portland, it's very cool. Everything in the painting came from the Pearl District! Turquoise glass is always fun to paint, when ever I can find it.

6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Gorge Trees - available

Part of a Columbia Gorge Tree Series I am working on... I am painting this series on wood, that shows through the light parts of the painting, in the sky and the foreground. I think the wood showing through has an interesting look to it as part of the overall composition.

16"x20" :: oil on 3/4 inch cradled basswood :: can be hung without a frame, it would also look great framed in a floater frame.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mt Hood in September, Plein Air - sold

This was painted from private property our Plein Air group was generously invited to this cool September morning.

6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Emotional Tree - sold

I don't know why, this tree just looks very emotional to me! Sometimes you just can't verbalize art.

6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Blue Bee Farm on Sauvie Island - sold

I went to my painting buddy's farm on Sauvie Island to paint outside today. The weather was perfect, and the views were spectacular for painting.

6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Vineyard Harvest


Harvest time for the Vineyards. This is first in a wine and grape harvest series.

12" x 12" oil on panel

Painting available for sale through
North By Northwest Gallery • 232 N. Spruce • P.O. Box 1021 • Cannon Beach, OR 97110 • 800-494-0741

Monday, September 5, 2011

Awards at the PNW Plein Air 2011 Competition in Hood River, OR

Vintner's Choice Award, Cathleen Rehfeld - "Morning Glow in the Vineyard" - sold

Artist's Choice Award - Cathleen Rehfeld, "Oaks at Laurel's House" - sold

These are my awards, AND if you want to see photos of the rest of the award winners go to this link:
http://pleinairhoodriver.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Summer Days by the River - sold

This is another plein air painting that I did during the paintout. You can see the grayed out mountains of the Cascades in the Gorge behind the bush on the river's edge.
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6"x6" unframed :: oil on panel

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

PNW Plein Air 2011 in Hood River Oregon

Oaks and Yellow Starthistle :: 8x10 :: AVAILABLE
Vintner's Pick Award Winner
Morning Glow in the Vineyard :: 8x10 :: SOLD
Mt Hood, Panorama Point :: 6x6 :: SOLD
Artist's Choice Award
Oaks at Laurel's House :: 6x18 :: SOLD
Downtown Hood River :: 6x6 :: SOLD

The Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2011 Show was in it's 7th year, and it was a very fun, rewarding show to do again. It's always fascinating to me, how we start out on the first day of painting (5 days of painting) with no art show, and after 5 days, we have a wonderful show. There were 40 participants in the show this year. I made lots of new painter friends from the group. Our show juror was Jim Lamb, PAPA member.
If you want to check out how it went - day by day - here is the blog address for the event:

This year, I won 2 awards! Vintner's Pick Award for the painting I did in the vineyard, "Morning Glow in the Vineyard" and Artist's Choice Award, "Oaks at Laurel's House". 
And there is one painting still available for purchase after opening night : Oaks and Yellow Starthistle 8x10
If you are interested in this painting, it is at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave, Hood River OR (541) 387-8877