Sunday, December 30, 2012

Red Shasta Bally

Shasta Bally is the round, maternal looking mountain that looms above Whiskeytown Lake in Northern California. I painted in a cabin there near Brandy Creek as an artist in residence for 10 days. The whole area west of Redding was spectacular and mostly unpopulated.
oil on cradled panel 12"x12"

work now in my studio

Friday, December 28, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

River Rock in Sun

Sunlight in a dark season, happy Christmas!
oil on Yupo 12"x9"

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Cottonwoods Creek Clouds - studio view

Wyoming again, from my stay at Brush Creek Ranch.
John got a new I-phone 5 and took a panoramic picture of me painting. I`m working in oils there and the other lit area is for watercolor. Two separate spaces for each medium, my dream came true!
watermedia on paper 12"x9"

available work in my studio

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Fanno Creek Wetlands

I`ve been walking Cook Park in Tigard which is mostly closed to cars  in the winter. The marshes look sensational though I got wet feet getting close enough to see them well. In summer, there are baseball and soccer games going on and it`s filled with people. This time of year, the park is empty and wild.
oil on panel 9"x12"

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Winter Woods along the River

With the short days and weak winter light seeping through the heavy cloud layer, the flooded forests along the Tualatin River are looking sort of Gothic.
oil on panel 10"x8"

some available work now in my studio [bottom rows updated]

Monday, December 10, 2012

December Runoff

The rivers here are swollen, flowing fast and full of silt. The murky color looks great behind the last autumn color.
oil on panel 8"x8"

available work

Saturday, December 8, 2012

November Wind

At the end of the session the last four nights, I thought this was finished. The next morning it looked too pale or like a birthday cake or not enough trees... I`m moving on and embracing this odd palette and composition.
In between storms recently, I`ve spent a lot of time in Tryon Creek Park. Before it rains, it gets windy and the last of the leaves are flying around and the air is electric!  I tried to paint that.
oil on panel 16"x20"

available work in my studio

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Another Rio Grande Gorge

I recently had old slides digitized and now they`re stored on my computer. I`ll continue posting some as I`m working on my website update, and the painting I`m doing is questionable.
watermedia on paper 48"x36"

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Rio Grande Gorge

Another from the past with red. This was painted soon after my move to the Northwest in 1993.
The Rio Grande cuts a deep gash through a vast open plain in Northern New Mexico. When driving to Taos on the 'low' road, it suddenly appears and looks kind of shocking.
watercolor on paper 15"x8"

Available Work in my Studio

Sunday, December 2, 2012


From the turn of the century. I`m sure I was just craving red when I chose this atypical subject.
watermedia on paper 19"x13"

available work