This painting will go to the winner of a competition held during the "Childhood Remembered" show at the Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River. Many submitted photos of their special memories from their own or others' childhoods; the winning entry to be painted by me. It was a difficult decision on the juries' part. Now to dry and get framed by the end of the month. oil 11" X 14" NFS
This is the start of my response to a challenge from Cathleen Rehfeld to paint 100 eggs. I haven't forgotten my own planned series of animated portraits, but I'm totally dissatisfied with my latest effort (which is partially why I haven't posted in a while. The other reasons: I have been too busy and too sick. [feeling better- I'm getting pretty sensitive to even Gamsol.]) 6" X 8" oil on canvas board $95 unframed
The title on this one has two meanings: it's a shot I took in the mirror and forgot to reverse in Photoshop, and it portrays the mirror image of my personality. (OK, I suppose a few might quibble with that.) This is the 2nd in a series I have in mind- it's been difficult to get volunteers to show exaggerated expressions AND catch them in good light. I'll be pretty busy during the next week or so- so probably nothing more for my blog for a couple of weeks. Those in the vicinity of Hood River are invited my artist's reception at The Gorge White House from 1-3pm on Sept. 5th. Also enjoy another group of my paintings during Sept. at Brian's Pourhouse while having one of their delectable dinners. 16" X 12" oil on canvas board.
This is another from my series of nudes on display at the Columbia Art Gallery. Each painting (save one) is titled for the kind of light illuminating the subject. 14" X 11" oil on canvas. Available at the gallery.
I'm mostly retired and living in an area that is one of the country's premier spots for beauty- the Columbia Gorge. My house/studio is located out in the country (1st time for this city boy) bringing both joy and challenges.