Saturday, June 29, 2013

Oswego Creek Summer

It finally got hot and the water is hardly moving.
oil on canvas 24x24

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

December Dusk

From a study I did last year which came from a wet, dark walk on Mt. Talbert in Dec. of 2011. My instincts were correct when I saw the autumn color through the gloom. What I didn`t expect was the maroon pink hillside. I`m nearly always painting at dusk, when I actually see it while in the woods, I`m so glad to be there.
Oil on canvas 30x24

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Fog and the Ditch

I`m not big on being busy, I`m always trying to simplify and slow things down. Summer isn`t quiet enough but I sure like the food.
watermedia on Yupo 12x5

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Oregon Refuge

From my visit to the Finley Wildlife Refuge a couple of weeks ago.  This early summer has been so sweet.
oil on canvas 14x11

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Birth of Hawaii 3

A watercolor recess as I wait for oil paints to dry. Hawaii`s volcanic origin lends itself to abstraction.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Winter Canal

This is the canal that feeds Lake Oswego in early winter. The newly fallen leaves are still a coppery pink and they glow in the diffused gloom of the season. If you like canals, and who doesn`t, check out the Master, Bob Lafond. He has shown me the light about pastels. They are not just for sissies but are capable of anything the messy wet paints can do.
Luke Fannin said nice things about my work in the profile he wrote in promoting Create Eugene. Thanks Luke!
oil on cradled panel 20x20

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Monday, June 10, 2013


I took my own advice.
Taking the garbage can to the street tonight, I saw this rose craning toward me.  So I drew it.
graphite on mat board 12x12

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Geothermal Study 7

A daily painting from my trip to Yellowstone last year.
oil on panel 12x12

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Clouds and Marsh - Finley Refuge

The day after the grand opening of the Gallery at the Watershed in Eugene, we returned home on Oregon Highway 99W. It wasn`t fast but we were able to visit the  William Finley Wildlife Refuge. Created from previous farms, it was spectacularly beautiful on a day in which Oregon couldn`t look better.
oil on cradled panel 20x20

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Sunday, June 2, 2013