Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Doug has been a banker and is a financial adviser, adjunct professor, rancher, gardener, extraordinary cook, and now a portrait model. 11 X 14 oil on canvas NFS

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Is That an Apple in Your Hand?

The same friends who have the cows loan one of their fields to their next door neighbor's horses to use during the day. 11 X 14 oil on canvas. $300 unframed plus shipping.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Morning Greeting

A friend with his Scottish cows. oil on canvas 11 X 14. $300 unframed plus shipping.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Birds of a Feather

These roosters are part of an extensive bird collection that a friend in Hood River maintains- that is if they haven't yet joined him for dinner. 9 X 12 oil on canvas. $200 unframed plus shipping.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I spotted this cow while I was on the way to The Dalles Mountain Ranch. It's the 1st of a series of animals I plan to post. 11 X 14 oil on canvas. $300 unframed plus shipping.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lyle Cliffs

For a better view of what happens when your Julian easel takes a nose dive after you've finished a painting, click on the image. It was a cold grey morning at Lyle WA. NFS for obvious reasons.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Columbia Cliff

This is from this morning and I'm happy with it considering it took me 1 and 1/2 hrs. including set up and take down. In addition to a VERY inquisitive Yellow Jacket that kept returning to check on my progress, I was rapidly losing shade and, with the heat, I was afraid I'd end up featured on the menu of the local McD's. 9 X 12 oil on canvas

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rasmussen's Flowers

I got an early start this morning at the Gorge Pleinairists' chosen site for the week and was finished before the rest of the group showed up. Today is HOT and, besides, early am light is generally better. oil on canvas 8 X 10 purchase for $100 unframed plus shipping.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hi Valley Farm

This is an older painting of a farm seen on the way to Joseph, OR. oil on canvas. 16 X 20 Purchase for$650 unframed plus mailing.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday Afternoon

I painted this several months ago and consider it one of my better efforts in small painting. After languishing in two galleries, a friend came to its rescue. oil 9 X 12 SOLD

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Seated Model

I was taken by the cool north light flooding my model's back. Unfortunately I wasn't able to completely avoid glare on all the brush strokes when I photographed the painting. If I were more patient and waited for it to dry, I think I'd be more successful. oil on canvas 9 X 12 Purchase for $250. unframed

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Show Cars

I'm curating a show at CAG next month that centers around transportation. This painting is of a small corner of a field where antiques, rods and unique cars were displayed last summer at the Western Antique Airplane and Auto Museum in Hood River, OR oil 9 X 12 NFS

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The House That Grant Built

This was a wonderful morning! I painted at a friend's property. It was the most fun I've had by myself since I was a teenager. Lieutenant U. S. Grant built this spring house in 1854 (with help from a Mr. Snipes)! oil on canvas 9 X 12 Unavailable due to having been burnt in a gallery fire (along with about 15 others of my paintings).

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Catherine's View

Painting at Catherine Creek the other day was as good an experience as one can get painting. Good day, good view, good friend. oil on canvas 8 X 12 NFS until August

Monday, June 15, 2009

Looking to Washington

This was painted early in the morning several days ago while the clouds hung low. oil on canvas. 8 X 12. $200 unframed.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Green Light

To revive my interest in our regular portrait sessions I brought in a reflector fitted with a green light and placed it on the opposite side of our model from the main light. No one objected; in fact, a couple of people didn't even notice until I pointed it out. Next time I'll hang a dark cloth as background. 11 X 14 oil on linen NFS

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Conboy Wildlife Preserve

This morning was breezy, cool and cloudy-very enjoyable. I've never painted under these conditions thinking about how difficult it is to obtain an interesting painting. I have to get rid of my tube of Brown Madder Alizarin- a very DEADLY color. This plein air painting is authenticated by the insects and seeds stuck to the surface. oil on canvas 8 X 12 Purchase for $180 unframed

Monday, June 1, 2009

Koberg Beach

Yesterday, while out painting with friends, I had a bit of a breakthrough. I tried using a large brush which I'd been carrying for a long time, but not using. It forced me to loosen up. I'm hopeful it continues in that. oil on canvas 8 X 10 $160 unframed.

Family Outing

Two weeks ago I went to Hood River's waterfront to photograph a visiting sailing ship, the Lady Washington. I didn't get very useful photos of the ship, but enjoyed this scene. oil 14 X 18. $500 unframed.

Friday, May 29, 2009


Glenn, our model today, is an actor. Here's he's being a teenager. 8 X 10 oil on canvas SOLD (That is, traded for a wood cigar box that may become a small pochade box.)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bridge at Husum

I recently uncovered this older "on location" painting of a bridge in Southern Washington. It can be a little discouraging when you don't feel you're making much progress. 12 X 16 oil on canvas. Purchase for $380 unframed

Monday, May 25, 2009

Queens in my Backyard

After a bit of a hiatus, I'm back (hopefully). Considered a weed by most, I love dandelions, both in flower and gone to seed. This, at least, is the excuse I use to delay mowing my backyard. oil on canvas 12 X 8. Purchase unframed for $150.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Good News

Good News Gardening is where our Plein Air group went painting today. The real good news is that spring seems to finally be here. oil 8X10 SOLD

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Black Lace

I photographed this model 40 years ago. I painted this painting today. oil on canvas 8 X 10 Purchase for $160 unframed

Monday, March 23, 2009


Here's the latest painting that I'm preparing for my May show at Roz Gallery, a local gallery here in the Columbia Gorge. oil 16 X 20 NFS (until the show)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ken Again

This is another one done in our Friday morning portrait sessions. The background is an experiment with a new (for me) technique and probably somewhat too busy. oil 12 X 16 NFS

Day at the Beach

I thought these pears looked like they had a nice tan. oil 11X 14 Purchase for $300 unframed.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Red & Green Show

I've named this painting after a long running silly Canadian comedy show I used to enjoy while living in Phoenix. There is NO visual or other connection. 8 X 10 Purchase for $160 unframed.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Rubber Band

I noticed this rubber band sitting on my bathroom counter and thought the looping shapes and shadows were pretty interesting. 11 X14 oil Purchase for $300 unframed

Monday, March 2, 2009


This was done last Friday in our portrait painting group. I was intrigued by the color contrast between her sweater and the yellow-green background. oil 12 X 16 NFS

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Door Knob

This is on the door between my kitchen and laundry room. One said there is a little problem with the perspective, and one said he didn't see any problem. What do you think? oil on canvas 10 X 8. Purchase for $120 unframed.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Kathy Reading

Kathy was our model for our portrait session Friday before last. oil 12 X 16 NFS

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Clamp Lamp

I thought it would be an interesting challenge to deal with a very strong contrast between light/shadow. oil 8 X 10 Purchase for $160

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mill Creek

I'm looking forward to spring as much as anyone, but meanwhile... Mill Creek runs behind my neighbor's property. oil 11 X 14 Purchase for $300 unframed.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sierra Stream

So far I've only visited the Bishop area once. Hopefully I'll get back before too long. oil 14 X 18 Purchase for $500 unframed, shipping not included. SOLD

Thursday, February 5, 2009


This portrait is of a model who posed for me not long ago. oil 14X18 purchase unframed for $500

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Our model sat for us twice recently in our portrait group. This painting is the best of my efforts. oil 12 X16 NFS

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tools of the Trade

Unfortunately, I don't take better care of my palette knives than my brushes. But I think the dried pant smears add an interesting texture. oil 8 X11 Purchase for $160 unframed