Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Reef Sunset, 12 x 36 oil

Recently I painted a 20 x 60 painting for a commission.  I fell in love with the shape, and decided to use it for this sunset painting.  Aloha!

Sunday, May 25, 2014


Little Boat House, 8 x 6 oil

Summer workshops are now posted on my web site:

Something new this year is a FREE workshop on mind/body coordination, which helps with posture and many other aspects of painting.  Check it out!  Coming up next Saturday!

Also two local paint outings, plus a three-day workshop in MAUI.  This is scheduled at the last minute, so it will be small, with lots of individual attention.

If I don't see you this summer, have a great time painting. (Or enjoying paintings.)

Saturday, May 24, 2014


Willamette Cumulus, 12 x 16 oil

It is the first day of the Lake Oswego Chronicle paintout.  Several artists have beat me to the river in George Rogers' Park, but I think I have timed it just right.  The heavy morning cloud cover is breaking up, and some brighter light reflects off the river.  The spring greens are just about to turn into summer.  A great day to be outdoors.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Hanalei Bay Beach, 6 x 8 oil
Past the town of Hanalei, there are pullouts along the road.  A short walk brings you to this golden beach at the north end of the bay.  The hotels and jetskis are far away across this big circular bay.  Here we can snorkel in peace.  And hidden among the coral hummocks are many tiny eels.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Wailua Falls, 8 x 6 oil
Something about waterfalls I just can't resist.  Wailua Falls is surrounded by trees, that seem to be trying to enclose it in a tunnel.

Friday, May 2, 2014


Pink and Yellow Sunrise, 6 x 8 oil
It's 70 degrees out, and you're wearing shorts because you know it will be warmer soon.  The sun is rising. If you dip your toes into the water it will feel cool at first, then warmer as you adjust.  Later in the day, if it gets too hot, you can just plunge in.


Sunrise Beach End, 6 x 8 oil
Sometimes it's the sunrise on the other side of the island that lights up this side.