25 November 2013

Falcon Cape

Oregon's rocky capes stand out in the late afternoon sun.

Plein Air

12 x 9 inches


300.

19 October 2013

Little Cove, Oregon Coast

private collection

Lengthening shadows on a beautiful Autumn Day, near Manzanita.
plein air

6 x 6 inches


17 October 2013

Nehalem Bay, Oregon

private collection

Autumn morning on a quiet bay.
plein air

10 x 8 inches


300.

13 October 2013

Morning Mist

private collection

Day dawns and cool mist sits in the shadows of a mountain lake.
plein air

6 x 6 inches


Sunkissed

Hood River Mountain
- fruit ripening in the orchards below.

plein air

12 x 9 inches

350. framed

02 September 2013

Rowena Crest

private collection

A late summer day in Mayer Park looking west.

plein air

6 x 6 inches

canvas on birch panel


01 September 2013

Home Place

A house built long ago,
looks cozy still.

  plein air

12 x 9 inches

300. framed

River

Along the banks of the Hood River,
late summer.

  plein air

12 x 9 inches

225.

Quiet Lake

private collection

Mt Hood seen from Timothy Lake.
I painted this sitting in the kayak braced by a large log, as beautiful ducks paddled by.

 plein air

6 x 6 inches
canvas on birch panel






01 August 2013

The Old Oak

Rasmussen Farms,
the Venerable Oak

plein air

12 x 9 inches

300.

Lazy Hazy Summer

 A cloudy day in the Hood River Valley

plein air

12 x 9 inches

300. framed.



30 July 2013

Summer Skies

Mt Hood and the Hood River Valley, midday.

20 x 16 inches

gallery wrap linen

350.

East Hills

These hills capture the morning mists, heat of the day and the last light of evening.
Still more paintings to come of this scene!

plein air

30 x 10 inches.

gallery wrap canvas           285.

Just Picked

private collection

Juicy and sweet a fine summer treat.

alla prima

12 x 12 inches




16 July 2013

Olive Grove

morning sun on a small grove in Tuscany

11 x 14 inches

oil on canvas

200.

25 June 2013

Vase with Red Flowers

private collection

16 x 20 inches

Oil on Canvas


07 June 2013

Still Waters, Columbia Gorge

An exceptionally CALM day in the East Columbia Gorge.

48 x 24 inches
oil on canvas
gallery wrap ~ image continuous

750.

Archer Mountain - West Columbia Gorge

Mists rise behind Archer Mountain, and the last easterly breeze prepares the Gorge for summer.

30 x 24 inches

oil on canvas, gallery wrap ~ image continuous.

550.

Trillium ~ Wakerobin

A woodland harbinger of spring



12 x 24 inches
oil on canvas, gallery wrap


04 June 2013

Arbutus Basket

NFS

No, it is not a painting; just a small diversion.

The inner bark of Arbutus menziesii
is a beautiful bright green, supple when fresh and peels in long strips
perfect for a great little basket!

It is beginning to dry and will turn red-brown.

approx. 1.75 x 1.75 inches



16 April 2013

Spring comes to Wells Island

private collection

A view west from the Hook,  near Hood River
- the first warm spring day!

plein air

16 x 8 inches

oil on canvas panel


27 March 2013

Vernal Awakening

Grass Widows and Friends at Tom McCall preserve

18 x 24 inches

oil on oil-primed board


$350

Meltwater

The first moving water at Tom McCall preserve

18 x 24 inches

oil on oil-primed board


$350

01 March 2013

Class Work

Values, Composition and Large shapes.
After working up a Notan, we found the painting to go more quickly - assuredly perhaps!

9 x 7 inches
oil on canvas

A study

Glass, Water and Light


6 x 6 inches
oil on canvas

10 February 2013

Spire

The view behind the tennis courts,
springtime.
First time out this year, on a cool and windy day.

plein air

8 x 10 inches
oil on linen

185. framed

08 February 2013

Les Andelys

private collection

Spring is in the air! I'm looking forward to going outside!

I painted this canvas almost a year ago.
Nice to recall that afternoon on the banks of the Seine.
In the distance is the old Hotel Saint-Jacques,
now a hotel dieu - for the elderly - l'hôpital Saint-Jacques.
On the right is La Chaine d'Or (hotel and restaurant).

12 x 9 inches, plein air, oil

30 January 2013

Columbia Arts Blue Show

We spent the day yesterday preparing the show.  It looks beautiful and opens this Friday, February 1st.

28 January 2013

Waldo Lake I

Clear Waters and
Lovely Day for a Paddle!

12 x 12 inches

oil on canvas
1.5" stretchers

250.

21 January 2013

Waldo Lake II



Looking into the depths


12 x 12 inches
oil on canvas

250.
unframed; 1.5" stretchers

20 January 2013

Forest Floor #3

The beautiful velvety
Polyozellus multiplex
from the high Cascade Forests

6 x 8 inches
oil on canvas panel

150. framed

19 January 2013

The Blue Vase

private collection

10 x 8 inches
oil on canvas panel


Blue Cheese

Jug of Honey Mead, crust of bread and blue cheese...

10 x 8 inches
oil on canvas panel

225. framed

Forest Floor #2

Indigo Milk Cap
 ~ Lactarius indigo

From southern Pine forests

6 x 8 inches
oil on canvas panel

150. framed

Forest Floor #1

Indigo Leptonia
 ~ Leptonia carnea

A beautiful iridescent blue with salmon pink gills.

6 x 8 inches
oil on canvas panel

150. framed

Blue Notes

private collection

Light from a nearby window caught my eye here.
 6 x 6 inches
oil on canvas panel



16 January 2013

Polar Bear

private collection

This is Qupqugiaq, the dangerous 10-legged Polar Bear
of Inuit mythology. Befriended, this being is your strong advocate.
Inupiaq stories from Barrow, Alaska
16 x 8 inches
oil on canvas panel  

14 January 2013

BLUES celebrated!

My newest paintings will be shown at Columbia Arts, along with...

acoustic Blues,  6-8 pm Feb 1
    by Tess and Patrick Barr

Come see and hear!

04 January 2013

Egg on a Plate

The first of several WHITE Studies


6 x 6 inches

oil on canvas panel

85. framed

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.