Friday, June 6, 2014


Oregon Recipe, 20 x 60 oil
This is a commissioned painting, based on a smaller painting I did en plein air.  I fell in love with this 1 to 3 format, and plan to use a lot more of this proportion.  Oregon Recipe: Douglas Fir, blackberries, cottonwood, Willamette River, Mt. Hood, stir with a generous helping of clouds, and enjoy!

Thursday, June 5, 2014


Clematis and Forget-me-nots, 12 x 12 oil
A still life I set up for my students with spring flowers.  I chose small blossoms so no one would be tempted to paint every little flower.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Sunset in Oranges, 12 x 16 oil
I'm sitting in my car, trying to stay out of the wind.  It has the added benefit of keeping my canvas in shade, but the 12 x 16 panel is hard to fit between me and the steering wheel.  Can't wait for summer!

Monday, June 2, 2014


Ripples and Reflections, 24 x 12 oil
The clouds are breaking up.  The river is mostly still, with a few ripples expanding as they come forward.  Nearer the front of the painting, I can see into the water in the shadow of the trees. This painting takes me two days, as I'm painting this larger panel all on location for the Lake Oswego Chronicle show in June.