27 October 2011

Coast Sentinel

Private Collection

At the seashore, day two.

Cannon Beach with Haystack Rock below this beautiful spruce!


10 x 20 inches
Oil on stretched canvas


Plein Air

Oregon Coast

private collection


At the seashore, day one.

10 x 8 inches

Oil on canvas panel

Plein Air
$275. framed

12 October 2011

Annie's Astounding Akebias

It's fun to try the unfamiliar.  (Akebia quinata)
I built this composition from drawings taken of one fruit and some leaves on a twig.

This vine grows fast, so I portrayed its vigor in the movement of leaves and fruits.

12 x 12 inches
Oil on oil-primed panel

$275 framed

Zinnias

This painting is on view Saturday April 28, 2012 at Springhouse Cellars, Hood River Oregon. The event benefits Mosier School. 


private collection

A break in the weather shows these Autumn Divas to advantage!

Plein Air
12 x 12 inches
Oil on canvas     250.

06 October 2011

Rosa ~ Double Delight, take 2

I made some adjustments and took another photo.  That aqua color is better in person!


6 x 6
Oil on canvas panel


$100.   framed

26 September 2011

Persimmon's Repose

Private Collection

A sunny windowsill ripens these beauties from my sister's tree.

12 x 6 inches
Oil on canvas panel


22 September 2011

Vine Ripe

private collection

Tomatoes and Hops scent this garden on a sunny Autumn morning.

14 x 11 inches
Oil on Linen

Plein Air
$350 framed


Farming on the Edge

Underwood Mountain and cliffs, late afternoon

14 x 11 inches

Plein Air
Oil on Linen


275. framed

30 August 2011

(watercolor) Postcard from Waldo

Lunch stop at Red Rock Beach 

... a fine lake for stargazing from the boat and looking deep into the several blues of the clear water during the day...    

6 x 4 inches
Watercolor on rag paper
Plein Air

23 August 2011

Fresh Figs

private collection

I really enjoyed painting these; so sweet and juicy

16 x 12 inches
Oil on canvas



21 August 2011

Bella Portabella

private collection

A mushroom about to be grilled...

Textures and lots of paint !

6 x 6 inches

Oil on canvas panel

alla prima  150.

Sheltered Beach

A quiet morning at Viento beach.

12 x 9 inches
oil on canvas 


plein air


$300     framed

16 August 2011

Sweet!

private collection

A tiny bowl with a pair of sweeties.

6 x 6 inches

oil on canvas panel

Marine Layer

Mt Defiance holds back the cool marine air to the west. 
A view from 
Rasmussen Farms.

10 x 8 inches

oil on canvas 
plein air

29 July 2011

Summer Morning

private collection

Cutting Garden and Pear Orchard capture the first warmth of the day


8 x 10 inches

Plein Air
Oil on linen panel

26 July 2011

Mt Hood - view from Oak Grove School

A NEW version of my plein air sketch. I really like this mood; the mountain looks strong and solid.

12 x 9 inches
Oil on canvas birch panel

Oak Grove schoolhouse was built in the early 1900's.  Beyond that ridge is the "upper valley" and Draper's Orchard, where I painted the mountain a few days ago. (painting below)

Mt Hood - view from Draper's Orchards


10 x 8 inches
Oil on canvas panel
Plein Air

From the edge of the orchards, this view of the north slopes of Mt Hood.

I loved painting with the warm scent of strawberries and cherries wafting from the fields behind me.

15 July 2011

Syncline

private collection

Warm and calm this morning for a plein air session 
overlooking the Bonneville Pool.
10 x 8 inches

30 May 2011

Seeking Celilo


10 x 8 inches
Oil on Canvas Panel
plein air

Fresh Flowers

Oil on Panel
11 x 14 inches

19 April 2011

The Bay

View from the Misty Mountains 

24 x 12 inches
Oil on stretched canvas
$350 framed

18 April 2011

Star Magnolia

collection of the artist

It is nearly spring here. 
Star magnolias provide a little light
on these dark stormy days.
6 x12 inches
Oil on stretched canvas

Autumn in the Rockies

This was a glorious day looking SW 
from Ruby Ridge, Colorado Rockies.
I'm going to return to this canvas, finishing some of the areas a bit more.
I love working in larger format.














30 x 22 inches
Oil on stretched 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.