Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Another New Work!

I`m working on some small watercolors which are painted on a plastic paper called Yupo. I`m sealing them with a spray UV varnish and mounting them on a cradled panel. No mat or glass! These are improvisations on landscape themes I`ve been playing with.

Monday, August 25, 2008

New Work!

Maybe small, but I did it last week. A forest study. I do so much poking around in the woods, I`m able now to just start painting them. I think something may be different in my brain. I noticed when I last drew from the figure that my memory was as important as what I was looking at. Hope that`s more meaningful than just internalized formula. Anyway, something new. Haven`t done much since my brother got sick.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Low Water

For about two weeks in late September, the shallow lake which is Oaks Bottom dries out enough to walk into. Not quite meadow, too solid for swamp, it`s wide open,beautiful and rare.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Still Life for the Equinox

From 1995. Hopeful Christian and Pagan symbols of spring.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Midnight Creek

From my July show at the White Bird Gallery. This is a 'found' composition; no reference, just trial and error.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Black and White, 'Columbia'

Somewhere on a hike in the Gorge, I sat down and did a drawing that led to this painting many years later.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Little Study, Big Canvas 7, Spillover

Not painting much, but always thinking about it. A serious family situation has my attention.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Little Study, Big Canvas 2, The White Spruce

Little Study, Big Canvas, Launch/Down to the Water

OK, all the shows have now happened. Time for some new stuff. Since I`ve been working small for the Thirtyone show, I`m going to continue a bit with that scale. The drive back from Ashland was so beautiful, especially the hills near Roseburg. I`ve got ideas. Until I have paintings, I thought I would post a few studies with their larger 'finished' oil paintings.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Up to the Hills

Thirtyone was fun, I think I`ll keep this blog alive. This study is included in my show, now up at the Hanson Howard Gallery in Ashland OR. It`s based on a sketch I made as I sat on a side of the Eola hills, which were planted in pinot noir. It was early April, it was windy and wet. A few 'scouts' in the borders had taken the chance and bloomed. Very soon the entire valley would burst awake.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Thirtyone is done!

Thirtyone days, thirtyone artists, thirtyone paintings, thirtyone dollars. Opens tonight in Portland Oregon at Om Traditional Arts, NE 10th just north of Burnside.

Sorry I won't be there, I'm in Ashland, Oregon for my opening at the Hanson Howard Gallery.
Thanks to all who have read the blog and attend the show, either of them.