31 December 2009

Winter Plum Tree

Happy New Year!

8 x 10 inches
Oil on canvas panel
(plein air)

Christmas Satsumas

Love these juicy treats! I wanted to work on getting the transluscence.
Merry Christmas!
6 x 6 inches
Oil on stretched canvas.

23 December 2009

Wild Rose

I saw this rose hanging out over the hiking trail, showing its beautiful detail at eye level.
6 x 8 Oil on canvas panel

Autumn Climber

Working on making shapes for the vine detail.
8 x 10 oil on canvas panel.

18 December 2009

Stone Well, 2

I decided to try this one again to get a sense of the morning light. I was amazed how this contrasted with the first version.
I included the rosehips in the foreground this time; they had drawn my eye originally, soft and plump against the stone.
This feels like the dawning of one of those very "glow-y" autumn days.

8 x 10 oil on canvas panel

10 December 2009

Stone Well

I love the stone (all one piece) and ironwork. I had my attention on the well and the long shadows at sunrise.
11 x 14 oil on canvas panel

09 December 2009

Juicy Figs

Blue sky and fig leaves out the kitchen window are just visible as reflection in the porcelain plate.
6 x 4 oil on canvas

Orange Among Friends

These fruits seemed to be enjoying themselves, jostling near one another.
6 x 6 oil on canvas panel

01 December 2009


A trio of ripe Quince.
6 x 4 inches, oil on canvas

Morning Light

collection of the artist

A morning study - view behind the house.
8 x 10 oil on canvas board
(plein air)

SanQuerico d'Orcia

private collection

A blustery autumn afternoon,
painting the values on this old church.
6 x 6 oil on canvas board
(plein air)

21 November 2009

Ripe Quince - art card original 2.5 x 3.5 in.

Pink veins foretell the red membrillo.
2.5 x 3.5 oil on multimedia artboard - ACEO

Gorge View

Golden hills and cliff. View from Mosier.
12 x 9 oil on canvas.
(plein air)

Morning at Crater Lake

private collection

A lesson in working rapidly (avoiding the insects) on this brilliant morning. Just a little snow left in late July.
12 x 9 inches
oil on canvas.
(plein air)

14 July 2009


Lavender Valley with Mt. Defiance in the distance. A lovely farm nestled among cherry and pear trees.
6 x 6 in. oil on canvas board
(plein air)

Sandra's Garden Gate

A sunny afternoon overlooking Tuscan farms. Monte Amiata (a volcano) in the distance.
9 x 12 inches
Oil on canvas board.

16 April 2009

Mount Adams

Late afternoon in Spring; clear and cold.
The south slopes of a nearby volcano. Summit is 12,281 feet.
(painted en plein air)
6 x 6 oil on canvas

17 March 2009

Spider Mum

private collection

I'm enjoying the bright colors and exquisite details of flowers as the rainy weather continues...
6 x 6 in. oil on canvas


After trying the entire inflorescence, I settled upon this single bloom and bud - much easier!
6 x 6 oil on canvas

12 March 2009

First Tulip

I tried a little back lighting to see how light looks through the petals.
6 x 6 in. oil on canvas

01 March 2009

Tuscan Rose

The last rose of October climbing a stone wall in the Val d'Orcia.
6 x 6 in. oil on canvas

26 February 2009

Oregon Coast

A nice quiet morning at the beach!
(painted from a photograph)
6 x 6 in. oil on canvas

Plums for a Bowl

6 x 6 in., oil on canvas

Candy Apple

private collection
I like the top of the apple & the brown paper chocolate in this one.

6 x 6 in. oil on canvas

Red Grapes

These are actually more translucent than I painted them!
6 x 6 oil on canvas board

available at The Dalles Art Center

Orange Slices

6 x 6 in. oil on canvas

about the artist

White Salmon, Washington, United States
I have always enjoyed making things - learning to use the tools and properties/qualities of materials. My favorite place to renew is in a Forest, Alpine Meadow, or on a Lake; all are wonderful templates for living simply and elegantly! I started drawing at age 5 and worked in several media, eventually taking a minor in Fine Art along with my Science degrees. Later studies in Fiber, Surface Design, Book Arts and Painting support my work today. I continue to study painting through workshops and perseverance at my easel. I work on location and sometimes in the studio.