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.