Friday, October 28, 2011

untitled Landscape

I was riding around the valley the other day admiring the fall color, the rolling sky, the fertility of the land, and when I got home, I wanted to get something down while it was fresh. Well instead of peaceful vineyards and meadows, this apocalyptic landscape was what evolved.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October Marsh

This is the painting that`s confounded me, I hope it`s finished but I`m not sure. Finding the right balance between atmosphere and detail is the issue.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Across the Field[s]

From 2002.

I`m working on a watery landscape full of autumn color that won`t quite come together yet, but I`m hopeful.

Monday, October 10, 2011


It`s tiny but it`s new.
Last night I finally got restless and started messing around on a small panel. Something like roses began to appear and I went with it.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pinot Noir

From exactly five years ago, just before the harvest.
We were set to visit Eastern Oregon this week when John caught a bad cold, then me. It`s been sort of dream like drifting from a book, to the TV, a nap, the computer, eat something, nap... I think tomorrow I`ll be able to paint.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Refuge Slough

Deep fall color is still a few weeks away in Western Oregon. It`s always surprising after months of green.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Alders in Spring

This was uncertain for days, then Jo Reimer gave me a tube of cadmium green and it was rescued.