Wednesday, September 14, 2022

September Sunflowers

 Painted plein air at student garden in Gold Beach. 14x11 oil on panel.

Justa Tuggin Along

 Tugboats at mouth of Rogue River, painted plein air.  11x14 oil on panel.

The Innisfree

 Painted plein air in Brooking/Harbor Port on an overcast day. 8x8 Oil on cradled panel.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Party In The Park

 Had a great time helping kids paint river rocks at the Curry Arts booth at the annual (except 2 year hiatus due to covid) Party In The Park, July 9.   Non-profit organizations had booths where kids could play games, do art projects, get their face painted, do an obstacle course, etc. The weather was great, lunch was provided for the kids and their families at no charge and everyone had a good time. 6x12 oil on panel

Monday, July 11, 2022

The Valerie J

 Painted at Brookings Port.  The midday lighting was not real interesting and it took me a while to spot this little orange boat.  Loved the contrast of colors and reflection in the water!  I did give her a clipper bow for a more interesting profile.  Artistic license.  6x8 oil


 A friend gave me these lovely flowers and pitcher vase.  I had to paint them to preserve their beauty!   9x12 oil

Grey, Calm, Cape Sebastian

 Painted Looking towards Cape Sebastian.  The water was glassy, like my eyes.  Not a breadth of wind, no white caps.  The water was a really cool color.  11x14 oil

Noah's Ark

 Painted in Brookings Port.  It was a cold, overcast morning.  8x8 Oil

Splender In The Grass

 Painted Hank in the pasture today.  The grasses were blooming purple.  11x14 oil

Monday, June 27, 2022

Reaching For The Sky

 From a visit to Stout Grove, part of Jedediah State Park just across the Oregon boarder into California.  These redwoods are magnificent.  Tried to capture their splendor.  12x6 Oil

Orange Floats

 Painted this 6x8 at Brookings Harbor, the commercial docks area.  It was a bit of a grey day but the floats hanging on the back of this boat seemed to glow.  Found out from a fisherman that walked by that the setup is used to fish for black cod.  Oil

Painting Plein Air at Lone Ranch Beach

 Just a view of the scene and my small pochade set up.  Family was visiting and I let them explore the tide pools while I painted.  6x8 oil

Driftwood On Meyers Beach

             Painted plein air on a very windy morning.  6x8 Oil

Sunday, June 12, 2022

"Lupine Bloom On Pistol River"

 Spring has sprung on Pistol River. The wild lupines giving a great show. 15x30 Oil/c

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

"A Day Off"

 Painted this 6x8 (inches) at Brookings harbor. It was sunny but a chill wind was blowing.  There's a lot of texture from thick paint.  I forgot my visor so my eyes were getting seared by the sun.  I worked quick so I could get back in my car to warm up.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Saturday, June 4, 2022

"Calm II"

 A calm and actually a grey day just north of Brookings, Oregon.  8 x 24 Oil

"Lola Lake"

 Done plein air at Lola Lake. The paint is very thick and was wet still when I took photo so there's some glare, sorry. The lake is so overgrown with reeds and grasses that only a small patch of open water was visible. I had to paint from the trail just over looking the scene below.  It was a beautiful sunny day but very windy on the beach so we hiked a section of Coast Trail to get to this spot.  10x12 oil on board

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

"Hangin Out"

 My neighbors were kind enough to let me paint their laundry.  They've known me long enough to take my request in stride, Ha!  20 x 16 Oil

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Seeking The safety Of Shadows

 Wild horses at sunrise in Mesa Verde, Colorado.  16x20 Oil

Wednesday, May 18, 2022


 With all the rain we were lucky to get this spring, the creek on our neighbor's property was roaring.  11x14 Oil

Monday, May 16, 2022

"Mallards on Pistol River"

 A fast and loose small painting of a pair of mallards.  Had fun on this one. 8x8 Oil

Friday, May 13, 2022

"White Tulips"

 Stepping out of my very restrictive box to do a still life. I find painting still lifes as exciting as watching paint dry, hence I never do them.  These white tulips at my sisters house with the modern black glass wall oven behind and a light source in a room behind to the right as well as another to the left of the scene was to good to pass up.  Start to finish 1 1/2 hours.  I was channeling Matisse. Hope I didn't disappoint him. 12x9 oil

Thursday, May 12, 2022

"A Prickly Situation"

 A triptych based on a photo I took while visiting So. Cal. last month. The colors of the cactus and the blooms were so inspiring. Each panel is 24" x 8"  Oil

"Pistol River Bridge"

 Was able to sneak out yesterday, one of a rare sunny days lately and painted this view of the Pistol River Bridge from Carpenterville Road.  8 x 24 Oil

"Bolsa Chica Wetlands"

 Visited family in So. Cal. last month and hiked thru the wetlands.  It was a sunny, cool day.   

12 x 24 Oil

"Lazy Day, Mutton To Do"

        Another painting by Pistol River.  11 x 14 oil

Friday, April 22, 2022

"Emerging Spring"

 Our neighbors very old apple trees just starting to bud and bloom  20 x 24 Oil

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

"Waiting For Spring"

 Lucky to have diverse forest in my backyard. Couldn't resist painting these big leaf maples and alders before they leaf out. The bare trunks covered in ferns and moss.  "Waiting For Spring"  16x12 Oil

"River Shadows"

 Another Pistol River painting.  Never get tired of painting it.  11 x14 Oil. Is part of Las Laguna Art Gallery 50 & Over Show- Online Exhibition June 2 to 30th, 2022


 Near John Day Fossil Beds , Oregon.  I love the high desert!   "Renewal" 9 x 12 Oil

"Tree Amigos"

          I love painting trees!!!  "Tree Amigos"  11 x 14 Oil

Monday, February 21, 2022

Rare February Day

 Forgot to post this plein air painting I did a couple weeks ago at Myers Beach. It's the same scene I painted and posted last September.  Just goes to show how time of day, weather, lighting and how I'm feeling affects the outcome.  It got pretty windy about half way through so I worked fast and hung on.           11 x 14 Oil

Cold, Dry Winter, Pistol River

 Painted on location this week.  Normally the river would be overflowing its banks this time of year.  Hoping for some rain.  11 x 14 Oil