Thursday, December 14, 2017

#1108 Columbia River Splendor

6"x6" | oil on archival

a study for a 12" x 24" painting.

The view from the Columbia Scenic Highway overlooking the river.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

#1107 Opposites Attract

6"x6" | oil on gessoboard

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

#1106 Pacific Northwest Atmosphere


I painted this painting with the atmosphere of the Pacific Northwest in mind.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

#1103 Summer Hollyhocks

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

I painted this last Summer, en plein air, and it somehow never got published on DPW! So here it is, a little sunshine in Winter.
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

#1101 BrownPink Clouds

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

​I asked my Tuesday Class what they wanted to talk/learn/experiment with today - they said - CLOUDS!
The Gamblin Brown Pink color makes the nicest clouds! It is just neutral enough and colorful enough.
Clouds are just one of my favorite subjects!!! All my life I have loved clouds. This was my demo effort for the class today, (and they came up with some beautiful cloud/landscape paintings too!)
So... I asked my class what they wanted the focus to be next week and they said CLOUDS! So, anyone who wants to come to my class, for the rest of the Winter we may be working and studying clouds!

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

#1005 Jalapeño HOT!

6"x6" | oil on archival panel
Some habaneros in the mix too! This painting is from March this year, it got lost in the back room of an art gallery, so I'm giving it another chance in the Daily Paintworks Auction!

I like this one, it was part of my peppers series, and ironically, I just bought more peppers today because I wanted to start painting another series of peppers again!
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Friday, November 10, 2017

#1094 The Columbia River Gorge

8" h x 16" w | oil on archival panel

Painted during the Plein Air 2017 Event at Maryhill Museum this Summer. Before the forest fires!

SOLD @
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215 Cascade Ave, Hood River OR 97031, 541-387-8877
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8x16

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Monday, November 6, 2017

#1092 The Mark Building, Portland OR

8" w x 10" h | oil on panel

Painted on site, in front of the Mark Building in Portland OR. The building has a large red light in the entrance, that creates an interesting glow.
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8x10

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

#1085 Desert Tree

8"x8" | oil on archival panel

​Painted "en plein air" during the 2017 Plein Air Event at Maryhill Museum. It is a little larger than my usual daily paintings, 8"x8". I'm starting the bidding at $100 just like my little 6"x6" paintings.
This is the first time it has been displayed to the public. I didn't enter this painting into the Plein Air Event in August.
I'm not sure what kind of tree this is... maybe a Locust Tree, they are very common in the Oregon and Washington desert. They have an incredibly rough bark.
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

#1082 Multnomah Falls

6"x6" | oil on gessoboard

​This is a small 6"x6" commissioned piece that I completed before the recent extensive forest fires. Multnomah Falls won't be this green again for a while.


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Saturday, September 30, 2017

#1081 Columbia Gorge Fall Afternoon

6"x6" | oil on archival

Fall is a great time for Plein Air in the Columbia Gorge.
Day 30 #stradaeasel

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#1080 Hug Point Trees

5"w x 8" h | ink on paper

The coastal trees have a unique look.
Day 29 # stradaeasel

#1079 Summer Reading

5" w x 8" h | ink on paper

He was the perfect subject. An unseasonably hot day for the beach in the Pacific Northwest.
Day 28 #stradaeasel

#1078 Cannon Beach Tide Pools

5"x8" | pen and ink

During our trip to Cannon Beach, OR, I sketched Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach. I was using Staedtler pens 0.5 and 0.7 on multimedia paper. I was 3 stories up looking down on the beach. A beautiful day
Day 27 #stradaeasel

Monday, September 25, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

#1076 Clouds Across The River

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

A plein air painting from the Hood River Waterfront today, looking across the Columbia River, the border between Washington and Oregon. Lots of clouds today.
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

#1070 Plum Impression

6"x6" | oil on archival gessoboard

Here are some photos below of my process. It has been way too smoky from wildfires, where I live to be able to paint outside this September. The smoke is so thick it is actually harmful to breathe.
It's ok, because I'm bringing the outside in.

Day 17 #stradaeasel

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I sketched my composition on the board with a palette knife this time. 


My original inspiration, freshly clipped from the tree outside, and hung on the wall so I could get good shadows from the sun shining in the window on the right.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

#1067 Garden Rosebush

6"x6" | gouache on illustration board

I have painted this rosebush in front of my house several times with oil paints, so I wanted to give it a try with gouache (a matte water media) on archival illustration board. Gouache has a similiar look to oil paintings but has a very matte finish. I use a varnish especially for watermedia when it is dry.
br> Day 14 #stradaeasel

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017