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


private collection

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

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.