Tuesday, August 16, 2016

#851 Mysterious River

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

I think the river has a mysterious look to it today...I was experimenting with the atmosphere in the trees behind the little yellow tree.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Mountains of The Columbia Gorge

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

​Painted on site, en plein aire. The Columbia Gorge is a designated National Scenic Area.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

#850 The Hood River

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

I painted this on site, en plein aire! On the banks of the Hood River in Oregon.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

#848 Columbia River Summer

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

Plein Air today.
Stevenson WA, Pebble Beach.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

#847 Flowery Challenge


​Flowers are just so overwhelmingly beautiful, and yet some of the most difficult things for me to paint. They are bright, yet have shadows, and at the same time, the petals and leaves in the shadow can be translucent, and filled with light. Could anything be more challenging? whew. hence the title...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

#845 Horsethief Lake Park

6"x6" | oil on archival raymar panel

It was an exciting day painting at Horesethief Lake Park today. The weather was perfect, our painting group got all set up to paint, and then there was smoke coming from the west... A small grass fire had started from the train tracks and was blowing our direction. So we packed up, and took a little field trip to Horsethief Butte. We hiked around some and we could see the fire from up high, and we watched the firemen put it out. The views from the Butte are just stunning. I really can't believe what great photos the iPhone takes. We decided to go back to the park and get some painting done! And this is what I did. You can see the Butte off in the distance behind the grove of Locust Trees.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

#844 Stumptown Glow

6"x6" | oil on archival 1/2" thick panel w keyhole back

Painted on black gesso background.

I have been saving these Stumptown Cold Brew bottles, they look so interesting with the light coming through them.
I'm also trying out a new panel to paint on. I have a photo of the back, below. It is 1/2" thick and has a keyhole on the back so that you don't have to frame it to hang it on the wall.

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back of the 1/2" thick panel with keyholes for hanging

Saturday, July 9, 2016

#843 River View in Mosier

5x7  |  oil on archival panel

View of the Syncline across the river.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

#842 Blooming Lavender

6"x6" | oil on archival linen panel

The lavender is blooming in Hood River, OR

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

#841 Tranquil Morning on the Hood River

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

I am so happy to be doing my "daily paintings" again. It has been an incredibly busy summer so far. I was just talking with a painter friend, I love doing the little daily paintings, they are sometimes sketches, detailed paintings, explorations, exercises, whims... just what ever I feel like painting at that time. This painting is from a demo for the Tuesday Class that I have in Hood River.

I have gotten a new camera, a Nikon D5500, hopefully the color quality for the photos of my paintings will be even better than before. I'm still trying to figure out the new camera, for photographing artwork.

I have started numbering the paintings, because I am getting excited about getting to #1000! It motivates me to paint more and get there faster!

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

#840 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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