25 September 2017

Dancing Sunflowers

Painting a Day through September

Demonstration at the Art Co op today, Sep 25

6 x 12 inches      oil on Arches oil paper     all prima

24 September 2017

Columbia Gorge

Painting a Day through September

Mitchell Point, Mt Defiance and the Gorge

8 x 10 inches    oil on linen     plein air

Gone Sailing

Painting a Day through September

Saturday Afternoon at Hood River Marina

8 x 10 inches     oil on linen     plein air

22 September 2017

Chickadees in Morning Sun

Painting a Day through September

Value Study
I've been observing these little birds for awhile, making several sketches from life

5 x 7 inches     oil on panel     plein air

Zinnia Study

Painting a Day through September
hue and value practice for still life ... coming soon!

5 x 5 inches     oil on panel     alla prima

20 September 2017

Fruit

Painting a Day through September

Italian Plums and Comice Pear     September 20
I'm experimenting with painting on oil-stained birch panels

6 x 6 inches   oil     alla prima

19 September 2017

Comice and Friend

Painting a Day through September

These two make a good pair ~ September 19

5 x 5 inches     oil on panel     alla prima

Welcome Rains

Painting a Day through September

Much-needed to cool our wildfires ~ September 18

6 x 12 inches     oil on panel     plein air

O, My Stars

Painting a Day through September

Star fruit; practice with drawing and composition, Sep 17, 2017

6 x 6      oil on gesso board     alla prima


16 September 2017

Delightful Roses

Painting a Day through September

Rosa "Double Delight" bloom and bud

6 x 6 inches     oil on canvas panel     plein air

15 September 2017

Scarlet and Purple

Painting a Day through September

Bees and Hummingbirds love the flowers and later... 
LOOK what's inside!      September 15, 2017


6 x 8     oil on archival panel     alla prima

14 September 2017

Apples!

Painting a Day through September


Fresh Apples from Jan's garden, Sep 14, 2017
 8 x 8 inches     oil on gesso board     plein air

13 September 2017

Reds in a Garden

Painting a Day through September

Tomatoes and Squash in Jan's beautiful garden     Sep 13, 2017

8 x 8 inches     oil on linen     plein air

11 September 2017

Volunteer

Painting a Day through September

Appeared in the Back Border to brighten the day Sep 11, 2017
in honor of all volunteers and their service
6 x 12 inches     oil on panel     plein air

Rosa 'Eglantine'

Painting a Day through September

from my Rose Garden  - September 9, 2017
5 x 7     oil on panel     alla prima

08 September 2017

Return to the Garden

Painting a Day through September

Sunny!
6 x 8 inches     oil on linen     plein air   09/08

Soup Starter

Painting a Day through September

                                                        Sweet Red Pepper and Cippolini
6 x 6 inches      oil on canvas panel     alla prima   09/07



06 September 2017

Good Morning

Painting a Day through September 

Good Morning September 6th
6 x 6 inches      oil on board      alla prima    
PRIVATE COLLECTION

Forest Fire Sun

Painting a Day through September

Sep 5th, 2017 at the grocery store parking lot

6 x 6 inches     oil on oil-primed cradled board     plein air

Mt Hood and River

overlooking the Hood River at Highway 35

9 x 12 inches

oils on gesso board

[painted early summer]


04 September 2017

DAY 4

Painting a Day through September

Labor Day picnic   Sweet and Spicy grapes
8 x 8 inches     Oil on panel     alla prima

03 September 2017

Rose

Painting a Day through September

From my Rose Garden
5 x 7 inches     oil on panel     plein air

02 September 2017

Fire Season


Painting a Day through September

Eagle Creek Fire     Columbia Gorge
viewed from Women's Forum Viewpoint
Historic Columbia River Highway 30

8 x 8     Oil on linen panel     plein air

DAY 1

Painting a Day through September

6 x 6 oil         cradled wood panel     plein air
Warm and juicy ~ glass-top table on the terrace

Island Farm

private collection

5 x 7 Gouache

plein air


Mt Hood

Gouache on 6 x 6 cold press sheet

plein air

31 August 2017

Mt Hood

Early Summer view of the mountain

6 x 8 inches

oil

plein air

26 August 2017

At Anchor


8 x 6 inches

plein air

oil on canvas






available

Grey morning on Whidbey Island

6 x 8 inches     plein air     oil on canvas


available



05 August 2017

Chicken Charley's Island

private collection
Pacific Northwest Plein Air     Day 1, a sunny morning in the Gorge
8 x 10      Oil on Linen panel

Alison's View

Pacific Northwest Plein Air      
Day 2 on the bluffs overlooking the Gorge
9 x 12, Oil on Linen panel

Trestle, 1906

Pacific Northwest Plein Air     Day 3 on the Hood River
  8 x 8 inches, Oil 

Horsetail Falls, Columbia River Gorge



Pacific Northwest Plein Air, Day 4
8 x 16 inches, Oil on linen panel

Husum Falls

cool mists on the White Salmon River
10 x 8 inches, Oil on linen panel, plein air


08 July 2017

Columbia Gorge View

at Wind Mountain Ranch
6 x 8 inches     oil on archival panel     plein air



06 July 2017

Yamhill Lavender Festival presents

The Oregon Plein Air Paint Out,  Hood River Valley
 
10 x 10 oil on linen    plein air

 
11 x 14 oil on linen     plein air

29 June 2017

Two from Today

private collection

Oregon White Oak
Quercus garrana
Hu'dshnam in the Klamath language

3.5 x 5 inches
oil on Arches Oil Paper












Dog Creek Falls

3.5 x 5 inches
oil on Arches Oil Paper

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.