Saturday, October 31, 2009

Untitled Lily

Another older flower study while I work on my house.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wind through the Magnolia

Everything has aligned, we`re putting our house on the market. God help me. We want trees and a place to walk and I need a bigger studio. I doubt I`ll be painting much for awhile, which of course, lights a fire. The ideas can wait for big canvases painted in the new studio.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Magnolia Open to the Sky

Another closeup, 1997.
watercolor on paper 22x30

Saturday, October 24, 2009


After creating it and updating it dutifully for years, John has had it with my web page. So I hired help. In organizing images for the new site I found this. Every once in a while I like to paint something close up. This is from 2001.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cold Fog on the Slough

I`m still painting from memory the late fall watery landscapes of last year. Something about the decay and smell of humidity is so exciting. The colorful leaves remain far into December. Those atmospheric scenes will be visible again soon.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sauvie Island Field

Last week when my friend Lake was visiting, we went out to Sauvie Island with my sister in law Norma. Both are manical gardeners so we stopped at the amazing Cistus Nursery. Their specialty is hardy exotics and there were many. The drive was gorgeous. I don`t think there is a more spacious place in Western Oregon. The area set aside for farming is all vast fields with magnificent banks of cottonwoods in the distance. It`s almost unbelievable how pastoral it is. In a twelve inch square, I`m trying to suggest such space.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


From my biomorphic abstraction period ten years ago. I`m wrestling with some small oil on panel landscapes at the moment. I will prevail.