I haven't been painting much lately (other than plein air on Tuesdays and portraits on Fridays) and so this is another painting uncovered while rummaging through my stacks of old paintings. I like the colors, but I would sure move the tomato away from the edge if I were to paint this again. 8 X 10 oil on canvas $120 unframed
Inspired by another blogging artist (and the imminent visit by my daughters), I cleaned up a bit in my studio and found this portrait done a few months ago at Friday portrait session. It's of my neighbor, a retired minister. His adornments are beads and trinkets acquired on a visit to New Orleans. oil on canvas 11 X 14 NFS
Another of my five paintings at the Portland Art Museum Sales and Rental Gallery. Come see it, my other paintings, and work from 21 other artists new to the gallery on this Friday afternoon/evening from 5-8pm. 9" X 12" oil on canvas
This 20 X30 painting of friends painting plein air at the Conboy Wildlife Preserve in southern Washington is to be part of the artist's reception at the Portland Art Museum's Sales and Rental Gallery. The reception is Friday, June 18th from 5-8pm. Drop by if you're in the area. This painting will be available for purchase at the gallery.
I encountered this old home while driving through rural Oregon. I was attracted to the graphic image produced by the weathered surfaces and the exposed structure. Unanswered is the question of why someone invested in a new metal roof when the house was in this condition. Also, I've been experimenting with leaving some of the colored priming show through. This can be seen most clearly in the sky and roof. oil on canvas 11 X 14 $300 unframed
This painting is of an island in the Columbia River unofficially known as "Chicken Charlie's Island" because Charlie once ran a chicken farm on it. He was reputedly something of a hermit. The island is a little to the east of Hood River, OR. oil on canvas $500 unframed
This painting will be on display and for sale or rental (with 4 other paintings of mine) at the Portland Art Museum Sales and Rental Gallery the evening of June 18th during the reception for new artists. The show will continue on during normal gallery hours. oil on canvas 16 X 20
Several months ago I visited Jack to photograph his antique car. While there, I saw these horses in a nearby field. I presume they belong to him. 12 X 16 oil on canvas Currently available at the Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River, Or.
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.