Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Turquoise Tea Pot and Apples in the Shadow

6"x6" :: Oil on archival panel
The Turquoise Fiestaware Tea Pot looks great with the apples. I was instructing my weekly oil painting class at Columbia Center for the Arts this morning, and this was my demo painting for the class.
Melanie Thompson, a daily painter on Daily Paintworks Website, drove all the way from Richland WA to come to my 3 hr class, at the art center this morning. I love meeting other Daily Painters in person! Thanks Melanie for coming to my class in Hood River, OR!

AND I have had so much fun painting this teapot, my super cool cousin is sending me another cool Fiestaware teapot to paint (it's a very tall blue one), among other colorful random fiesta pieces.

Click Here to view, magnify or buy this painting - "Turquoise Tea and Apples in the Shadow", on Daily Paintworks website

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday Treasures Show



I just delivered several framed paintings (8"x8") to the Holiday Treasures show at Columbia Arts!
All the participating artists are offering small gems (nothing over 14") at great prices. There's nothing better than a one-of-a-kind gift!
First Friday, December 7 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Monday, December 3, 2012

Red Apple and Asian Bowl

6"x6" :: oil on archival panel :: Red Apple and Asian Bowl
I am always working on different concepts with each small painting. Today, I was working on everything. Composition of shapes, light vs dark, intense chroma vs neutrals, variety of brushstrokes…I love this bowl, it's one of my still life inspirations from Uwagimaya in Portland. If you haven't been there, it's worth going.

Click Here to view or buy this painting - "Red Apple and Asian Bowl", on Daily Paintworks website

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Holiday Show at Columbia Center for the Arts

6"x6" unframed paintings :: $100 ea :: Columbia Center for the Arts
I just took these 16 paintings over to the Columbia Center for the Arts for the Holiday Show. They are 6"x6" unframed paintings for $100 each. Columbia Center for the Arts is a non profit organization, they get a percentage of each sale of artwork in the Gallery, that goes to promoting and nurturing the arts in our regional area of the Columbia River Gorge

This year, I have Gift Wrapping included too! 

Gift Wrapping (Origami Style envelope with ribbon)
And if you need it shipped somewhere, we can put it in a Priority Mail USPS Flat Rate envelope to anywhere in the US for $5 shipping. 

I will also have other framed larger work available at the show too. So come check it out! 

Don't miss the show, the public reception is this Friday December 7, from 6-8pm,
there will be lots to see from many regional artists at this show. Many of the artists will be at the opening on Friday. 
Not to be missed!

Columbia Center for the Arts
215 Cascade Avenue
Hood River, OR 97031
541-387-8877

The Holiday Show will be open for the month of December.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fiesta Tea

The Fiestaware makes for some great color combinations. I like combining color complements in my paintings, the blue and orange colors are complementary colors.

Fiesta Tea
6x6in, oil on archival canvas panel

Click Here to view or buy this painting - "Fiesta Tea", on Daily Paintworks website

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Red Wine Vinegar and Clementine


Found this cool color combination in the kitchen, alizarin red wine vinegar and a little clementine orange, with an empty teal bottle in the back…

Click Here to view or buy this painting - "Red Wine Vinegar and Clementine", on Daily Paintworks website

If you aren't familiar with "Artists Helping Artists" Blog Talk Radio Show, hosted by Leslie Saeta, you should be, because her AHA show is a great resource! There are so many talented artists that Leslie has interviewed, it is worth checking out. I was lucky enough for Leslie to ask me if I wanted to be on the show, so here it is in the archives (the live show was on Thursday Nov 15) All of her interviews are conducted "live" with no editing, so all the conversations with artists are refreshingly candid. Leslie is an artist herself, so she knows all the geeky artist questions to ask, that we all want to know!
Here it is:
To Listen to the Recorded Show: http://ArtistsHelpingArtistsBlog.blogspot.com

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Olive Oil and Coral Bowl with Italian Plums

6"x6" :: oil on archival panel


Olive oil is a great subject to paint, it has a very warm, foodie-ness about it. I am spending lots of time in the kitchen this time of year…

Click Here to view or buy this painting - Olive Oil and Coral Bowl with Plums, on Daily Paintworks website

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Something a little different...

4"x4" :: Two Apples :: oil on gesso board with black gesso
Please notice - this painting is only 4 in x 4in, not my usual 6in x 6in size! This is a demo from my class, of a painting exercise that I call Find Your Brushstrokes. I am making this exercise into an ArtByte so that I can share this fun and valuable exercise with artists who would like to make their brushstrokes really work for them. The exercise involves using as few brushstrokes as possible and lots of paint, to make a small painting. It ends up looking sort of like a color Notan, because there are just two values for each object - light and dark.
Hopefully I will get the "Find Your Brushstrokes" Art Byte finished by Monday!

Click Here to view or buy this painting - Something A Little Different, on Daily Paintworks website

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Plum Pom


Just experimenting with compositions. Large vs Small, Complementary colors Red vs Green, and Light vs Dark.
Click Here to view or buy this painting - Plum Pom, on Daily Paintworks website

ArtByte Update:
I'm currently working on a new one! I will tell you about it, as soon as I am closer to finishing it - maybe this week... For now, here is information about the 2 ArtBytes I have completed that are on the Daily Paintworks website.  The first one I made is about how to paint your panels with black gesso and it is free.
The second ArtByte is about painting a still life painting on black gesso, and it is $10. This one is newly updated I added some additional info, links, and photos to the original one.

If you don't already know about ArtBytes, each one contains text, images and links to products and more information, DPW has ArtBytes by other artists in the store too. ArtBytes are byte sized online art tutorials. They have concise information, not so long that you will get bored. Once you buy an ArtByte it is yours, you can look at it forever.

Take a look in the ArtByte store and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Plays Together Well

6"x6" :: Plays Together Well:: oil on archival panel

The pinkish red of the pomegranate and light earthy green of the bowl, just seem to play together so well. You can tell from the brushstrokes, I had some fun with this one.

Click Here to view or buy this painting - Plays Together Well, on Daily Paintworks website

ArtByte Update:
I'm currently working on a new one! I will tell you about it, as soon as I am closer to finishing it - maybe this week... For now, here is information about the 2 ArtBytes I have completed that are on the Daily Paintworks website.  The first one I made is about how to paint your panels with black gesso and it is free.
The second ArtByte is about painting a still life painting on black gesso, and it is $10. This one is newly updated I added some additional info, links, and photos to the original one.

If you don't already know about ArtBytes, each one contains text, images and links to products and more information, DPW has ArtBytes by other artists in the store too. ArtBytes are byte sized online art tutorials. They have concise information, not so long that you will get bored. Once you buy an ArtByte it is yours, you can look at it forever.

Take a look in the ArtByte store and let me know what you think!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Italian Plums and Olive Oil

6" x 6" :: Foodie Alert! :: oil on archival panel

I have been just dying to paint this little bottle of olive oil! And the plums from our Italian Plum tree. The colors are so amazing, the dusty dark pinkish of the plums and the golden green glow of the olive oil. Foodie alert…

Click Here to view or buy this painting - Italian Plums and Olive Oil, on Daily Paintworks website

ArtByte Update:
I'm currently working on a new one! I will tell you about it, as soon as I am closer to finishing it - maybe this week... For now, here is information about the 2 ArtBytes I have completed that are on the Daily Paintworks website.  The first one I made is about how to paint your panels with black gesso and it is free.
The second ArtByte is about painting a still life painting on black gesso, and it is $10. This one is newly updated I added some additional info, links, and photos to the original one.

If you don't already know about ArtBytes, each one contains text, images and links to products and more information, DPW has ArtBytes by other artists in the store too. ArtBytes are byte sized online art tutorials. They have concise information, not so long that you will get bored. Once you buy an ArtByte it is yours, you can look at it forever.

Take a look in the ArtByte store and let me know what you think!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Donation on Daily Paintworks

DONATION :: Glowing Cup :: 6"x6" :: oil on archival panel

DONATION :: Fiestaware Creamer :: 6"x6" :: oil on archival panel

These two original oil paintings are my donation to the Sandy Relief Effort. If you bid on these paintings, all the money from the painting purchase price (minus shipping to the winning bidder) will be donated to Hurricane Sandy Relief. If you are the winner of the bid, please specify, which organization the money should go to, and I will make sure it goes to that organization. For example indicate Red Cross or whatever organization you want in the notes area of paypal, or send me an email. I am starting the bidding very low, so that whatever the painting sells for, then that amount goes to donation. Even if only $10 goes to an organization, I think it will help.

Click to bid on Glowing Cup

Click to bid on Fiestaware Creamer

ArtByte Update:
I have also completed 2 ArtBytes now. ArtBytes are byte sized online art tutorials. One of them, is about how to paint your panels with black gesso and it is free. The second ArtByte is about painting a still life painting on black gesso, and it is $10. This one is newly updated I added some additional info, links, and photos to the original one.
If you don't already know about ArtBytes, each one contains text, images and links to products and more information, DPW has ArtBytes by other artists in the store too. They have concise information, not so long that you will get bored. Once you buy an ArtByte it is yours forever.
Take a look in the ArtByte store and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Artisté

The Artisté :: 6ft x 3ft
oil on cradled panel :: framed

An artist friend of mine (Mark Nilsson) is leaving the area… so I decided to do a full sized portrait of him before he leaves! It was fun to do a painting that large… 6ft x 3ft, or crazy... anyway it will also be in the Body Language show at Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River, OR. Mark and I worked on a mural project together a few years ago for Full Sail Brewing. The mural was 40ft long x 8ft tall. I could never have done anything that large without his help. He does huge paintings and murals all the time. We will miss him greatly! (I'm still hoping maybe he will change his mind and stay!)

The ArtByte Update:
I have also completed 2 ArtBytes now. ArtBytes are byte sized online art tutorials. One of them, is about how to paint your panels with black gesso and it is free. The second ArtByte is about painting a still life painting on black gesso, and it is $10. This one is newly updated I added some additional info, links, and photos to the original one.
If you don't already know about ArtBytes, each one contains text, images and links to products and more information, DPW has ArtBytes by other artists in the store too. They have concise information, not so long that you will get bored. Once you buy an ArtByte it is yours forever.
Take a look in the ArtByte store and let me know what you think!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Body Language, a show at Columbia Center for the Arts

these 3 paintings were painted from live models in a studio setting. they are 6" x 12" each, painted on clear primed linen
These are 3 paintings of 9 paintings that I will have in the show "Body Language" at the Columbia Center for the Arts.
In Body Language, artists Laurie Balmuth, Ann Fleming, Chloe Hight, Nicole Rawlins, Cathleen Rehfeld, Susan Sutherland, and Michelle Yamamoto will explore the landscape of the human body. Mediums will include printmaking, sculpture, painting and digital art created on the iPad.

Artist Reception
Join us on First Friday, November 2 from 6 -8pm for a free Artist Reception at the Gallery. The gallery and lobby will be open to the public and beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Avenue, Hood River, Oregon

I have also completed 2 ArtBytes now. ArtBytes are byte sized online art tutorials. One of them, is about how to paint your panels with black gesso and it is free. The second ArtByte is about painting a still life painting on black gesso, and it is $10. This one is newly updated I added some additional info, links, and photos to the original one.
If you don't already know about ArtBytes, each one contains text, images and links to products and more information, DPW has ArtBytes by other artists in the store too. They have concise information, not so long that you will get bored. Once you buy an ArtByte it is yours forever.
Take a look in the ArtByte store and let me know what you think!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Barrista and ArtBytes

8"x8" :: Barrista :: oil on archival panel
This painting is one of my works for the Body Language show that opens on Nov 2 at the Columbia Center for the Arts, in Hood River. It is an invitational show with several regional artists who will also be showing work. This is one of my paintings that I started with black gesso. I will be posting some of them as I complete them, and they will be available in the show for the month of November.

I have also been working on completing 2 ArtBytes now. ArtBytes are byte sized online art tutorials. One of them, is about how to paint your panels with black gesso. The other ArtByte is about painting on black gesso. If you don't already know about ArtBytes, each one contains text, images and links to products and more information, and they have ArtBytes by other artists in the store too. They have concise information, not so long that you will get bored. Once you buy an ArtByte it is yours forever.
Take a look in the ArtByte store and let me know what you think!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Last Roses - sold

Last Roses :: 6"x6" :: oil on panel
According to the weather prediction (if you want to believe it), the rain starts this week! You sure can't tell from today's weather. It was such perfect fall weather - sunny and clear blue sky, 70's in the afternoon… if it is true, then our roses are done until next Spring.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Just Because

6"x6" :: oil on archival panel :: Demitasse and Apple

I just liked the colors of all these objects. The yellow demitasse cup, the green apple and the orange background (with some turquoise peeking through!). It is part of the "visual diary" part of my small paintings, to paint things just because.

The auction is over but you can still purchase this painting - Just Because


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Rainbow of Tomatoes - sold

6"x6" :: oil on archival panel :: Rainbow of Tomatoes

Wow, the tomato growers around here (Hood River Oregon) have outdone themselves. These are the best, most colorful tomatoes I have ever eaten. I had to paint them quickly before I ate them all. They are so beautiful. Every color and shape you can imagine - purple, red, orange, lemon yellow, heart shaped, round, tiny ovals…

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Friday, September 21, 2012

The Feeling of Far - sold

6"x6" :: oil on linen panel :: The Feeling of Far


A quote from Harvey Penick - "Just let it happen. Don’t try and hit the ball far. Instead develop a feeling that the ball is going to go a long way without your really trying. And sure enough, it will. I call it The Feeling of Far."

It could apply to painting!
I'm not a golfer, but I went plein air painting today with a Portland group of painters, to Heron Lakes Golf Course (to paint). What a pretty, tranquil place to paint.


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Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunset on the Columbia River - plein air (not available)

6"x6" :: oil on archival panel :: Sunset on the Columbia River
This a plein air painting, I was standing on the bank of the river in Vancouver, Washington when I painted this one, looking over at Portland across the river in the distance...

Friday, September 14, 2012

Bee Boxes in the Orchard - sold

6"x6" :: oil on archival panel :: Bee Boxes in the Orchard
Colorful bee boxes in the orchard at Sakura Ridge Bed and Breakfast in Hood River. This is one of the small 6"x6" paintings I did at the Pacific Northwest Plein Air competition. It was a very windy day, and very challenging to paint outside, but I stuck it out.

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Columbia River View 8"x8"

8"x8" :: Columbia River View :: oil on archival panel

This painting is one of the group that is in the Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition. It got left off of yesterday's post, because I lost the digital file, and had to go back and re-photograph the painting at the gallery today! So here it is...

If you are interested, it is available at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave, Hood River, OR 541-387-8877.

Here is a photo of the painting still on the easel!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Pacific Northwest Plein Air Competition

8"x8" :: Fish With Confidence :: oil on archival panel
I am so pleased to have won second place at the Pacific NW Plein Air Competition. I have 5 paintings in the show, from various beautiful locations in the Columbia Gorge. If you are interested in the other paintings I have in the show (they are all framed the same), contact Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave, Hood River, OR 97031 541-387-8877.

8"x8" :: East Fork of the Hood River :: oil on archival panel

8"x8" :: Dahlias at the Gorge White House :: oil on archival panel

8"x8" :: Mosier Tunnels Trailhead :: Oil on archival panel
8"x8" :: Columbia River :: while still on the easel!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Deschutes Riverbank

6"x6" :: oil on panel :: Deschutes Riverbank
Click Here to See the Auction for this Painting - Deschutes Riverbank
The auction starts today, Tuesday Sept 4 and ends Tuesday Sept 11, 6pm PDT.

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I went out to the Deschutes River today, and I got two paintings out of this session at the river. I wore my cowgirl boots, because there really are rattlesnakes at this desert river site. I don't know if this is rattlesnake time of year, but one can't be too careful… Anyway, there was a beautiful handmade boat (Lamiglas Fish With Confidence) pulled up on the edge of the river in the sand, so I could not resist painting it - as quickly as I could, because you never know when the owners will come back and want to take their boat out fishing! So I got the painting below, finished just in time. The owner was very kind to give me about 5 more minutes to finish the painting. Love the boat, and how the painting turned out too!

Fish With Confidence
8"x8" :: oil on panel :: "Fish With Confidence"
This painting will be in the Pacific NW Plein Air Competition, at the Columbia Center for the Arts, in Hood River, OR, which opens on Friday Sept 7.

Here's my fun little painting set up…that I instagramed

Saturday, September 1, 2012

East Fork of the Hood River - sold

6" x 6" :: oil on panel

The River Series continues… Where do I start? so much to tell…
I am in the middle of the PNW Plein Air Annual Event, we are painting a different place for 5 days, today was Day Two. I am having so much fun, painting with new and old friends, 36 painters from all over the US. I made this painting, a 6x6in in addition, I made an 8x8in painting of this river for the show, which will open on Friday Sept 7, preview is 4-6pm, and the public reception is 6-8pm. All are welcome to come see the show at the Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Ave, Hood River, OR.

Here's a little slideshow sample of the first day of the 8th Annual PNW Plein Air Event:
http://pleinairhoodriver.blogspot.com

Here is the 8" x 8" painting that will be for sale at the 8th Annual PNW Plein Air Competition starting on Friday, Sept 7.
8"x8" ::  oil on panel :: East Fork of the Hood River :: Columbia Center for the Arts

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mt Hood Two - sold

Here is the Mt Hood painting my friend who requested a commission selected. It has more oranges in it, than yesterday's painting of Mt Hood. I like them both, yesterday's painting has more greens in it, it is now available on the Daily Painworks auction.

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mt Hood - One - sold

This painting is now available on the Daily Paintworks Auction. I feel so lucky that I get to look at this mountain every day.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Series of River Paintings - sold


I am working on a series of river paintings, this is "The Hood River", it feeds into the Columbia River. I will do several small 6"x6" paintings and then, some large ones…

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Two Apples - sold

Ahhh, back to the easel… I just love painting shadows.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Portland Art Museum Tree

10" x 10" :: Portland Art Museum Tree :: oil on archival panel
Portland Art Museum Plein Air Invitational 2012
For those of you who were unable to attend this show, this is one of my paintings from the first ever, Portland Art Museum Plein Air Invitational. You can see a short video from the show on the post below this post, "Scenes from the 2012 Oregon Plein Air Invitational" it gives you an idea of what the show was actually like, and some shots of the artists in action, painting…


***This painting is larger than my normal daily painting size - it is 10" x 10"

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