Friday, November 19, 2010


This portrait was of a new face for our Friday portrait sessions- a young college student. oil 14" X 11" NFS

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dug In

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

Saturday, November 6, 2010

3 Eggs and a Plate

Fortuately, the egg challenge doesn't have a finish date... Here are 3 more; 4 down and only 96 to go! oil on canvas board 5" X 7" $70 unframed

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Spilled Egg

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

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sun Worship

Another in my series of portraits with exaggerated expressions. I'm not so very happy with this one (sorry C.)- it looks like I painted it from a photo (which of course I did). 16 X 12 oil NFS

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mirror Image

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.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Filtered Light

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.