30 May 2010

Morning Rhododendron

It was a cold morning in May...

8 x 10 inches

Oil on linen panel

16 May 2010

Open Studio

Thank you to all who helped to prepare my studio for the tour!

Tomorrow, I'll be back at the easel...
and planting the tomatoes!  :)

20 April 2010

Orchards in Bloom

The east side of the Valley covered in petals!

10 x 8 inches

linen panel

Plein Air

18 April 2010

Spring Day in the Gorge

West view - later in the same day (see "Pear Blossoms" below)
I loved the orchards bursting into bloom!

8 x 10 inches

linen panel

Plein Air

Pear Blossoms

private collection

Hood River Mountain and Pear Blossoms

10 x 8 inches
linen panel

Plein Air

10 April 2010

A Couple of Tiny Ones

Early Tulip

ACEO  3.5 x 2.5 inches

[traded, not available]

Fuzzy Quince

ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 inches

[traded, not available]

16 March 2010


This was fun - mixing all the pinks and reds.
The oil-primed surface is new to me.
I like the surface and am trying various mediums with the oils to see the effects of each one.

10 x 10 inches

Oil on stretched canvas, oil primed

13 February 2010


Warm granite;  cool water

private collection

12 x 12 inches

Oil on stretched Linen

09 February 2010

Mount Hood

An early spring view

12 x 6 inches
Oil on canvas 

plein air

04 February 2010

Across the Valley

An unusually warm and sunny day in February, with wonderful clouds!

The view over Hood River Mountain to points east.

6 x 6 inches
(plein air)

02 February 2010

Great Stone

View of Gran Sasso d'Italia from the Abruzzo countryside.

12 x 6
Oil on stretched canvas

28 January 2010

North Cascades Summer

Painted from a photograph taken by my niece, Jennifer A. Price, while her grandfather and I were rock climbing above this meadow. A fine day!
9 x 12 inches
Oil on canvas panel

14 January 2010

Junipers, Tahoe Rim

private collection

Living on this granite for ages and ages!
(Sierra Juniper: Juniperus occidentalis var. australis)
14 x 11 inches
Oil on canvas panel

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.