Friday, December 23, 2011

Alan at 4 months, oil, 8x10

Sweet kitten Alan is 4 months old on Christmas Eve. Today's painting was just for fun. Notice the deployed kitten claws ready to snag!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Garibaldi Wharf, 24x30, oil

This is the next step in the painting 'Docked'. I how have all of the canvas covered. Next I will go in and add detail and color.

Docked, oil, 24x30

I am working on this painting for the Honeycutt's. As you can see it is a fishing boat docked at a commercial wharf. This is the start. I like to layout the composition first in burnt sienna. I don't start adding color until I have the composition perfect.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Snarled, oil, 16x12

Here is the finished painting. In the actual painting the colors are not this intense. Don't know why my camera chose these colors. Finished this painting in time for the joint OSA - Portland Maritime Museum Show in May.

This is a painting in progress of a snarled head-sail sheet on a Lewmar self-tailing winch. The winch is on the sailing vessel Shango. We were guests of Amy and Roger Block aboard Shango when she sailed from the Dominican Republic to the Bahamas in 2010. I hope to have this painting completed for the joint Nautical Show in May with the Oregon Maritime Museum and Oregon Society of Artists.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New Seasons at Raleigh Hills, December 2011

You can see 6 of my paintings on display at the New Seasons market in Raleigh Hills. The exhibit will be up the month of December. These are three of the paintings on display.

Icy Moon, Oil 16x20

Just a crow on a branch basking in icy moonlight. I love crows. They are clever, smart, curious and misunderstood.

Margo & Buzz, Oil, 12x12

Margo was my foster and was adopted a couple of years ago by a family in Olympia. She is bonded to Buzz, the black bunn. The family commissioned this painting.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lindy's Great Grandma's teapot

As you can see the vase has disappeared and has been replaced by an old milk bottle. Lindy's cousins confirmed that her Grandmother use a milk bottle to hold her red roses. So, the vase had to go. I am in the process of painting out the vase.
The left view is of the finished painting. The right view is of the painting in progress.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lindy's Great Grandmother's Teapot, oil, 24x18

This is the start of a painting I am doing for Lindy Fisker. It is of her grandmothers teapot. I will post photos of the painting as it progesses.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Healy Heights Tower, oil, diptych, 12x12 and 16x12

This painting is of the tall communications tower that over looks the city from Council Crest. On our of my morning walks my neighbor and I walked up to Healy Heights from our street. When we arrived at the top the sun was shining through the trees illuminating the tower. This is the resulting painting from that days walk. My thought in making it a diptych was that it would create the illusion of height; as if it were so tall it would take 2 canvases to show the entire structure. Not sure if it works. Note that the two canvases do line up perfectly (both are 12" wide)unlike depicted here.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Burnt Sienna Field, 18x24, oil

This photo is a bit blurry. The painting is sharper. I'll work on getting a better photo posted.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Coconut and Snuggles, oil, 12x12

And, here is the finished painting. Coconut and Snuggles will be forever side by side in the green grass.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Coconut and Snuggles, oil, 12x12

This is a commission for Candace. Coconut and Snuggles were litter mates. Sadly, Candace and her fiance just lost this
bonded pair of chocolate Netherland dwarfs to thymoma.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Whistling Duck, oil, 11x14

I painted this duck from a photo that my neighbors, Jim and Janice, took while on vacation in Australia. I was fascinated by the colors.

First Place.... Balancing Act, oil, 8x24

This is my entry in the Oregon Society of Artist's September Juried Show. Wow, I won First Place!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Autumn Field, 11x14 oil

My attempt at painting looser and with more light.

Grumpy Bunnies # 54 and 55. Oil, 6x6

My most recent Grumpy Bunnies. The gray guy is Billybob my bunn.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Valley Floor, 4x12, oil

Just a small painting of the Willamette Valley. This is more my style and colors.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cone Heads, oil, 20x16

Oh, bright, Echinacea and weeds. I rarely paint flowers and I rarely paint in colors this bright. I don't know what got into me.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bird's Nest with 4 eggs, oil, 11x14

This first painting of the bird's nest that was knocked out of a fir tree by some naughty critter has 4 eggs. I don't think an even number of eggs makes a good composition, so, I will repaint the same nest but with 3 eggs. BTW, the eggs were put back into the nest and the nest was put back into the tree.
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Nest with 3 Eggs, oil, 9x12

This is the second of two paintings I did of a bird's nest that was knocked to the ground. I am guessing either crows or raccoons knocked the nest out of the tree. The eggs were put back in the nest but I don't haave much hope they will hatch.
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Last years (2010) Artichoke

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This is a photo of last years artichoke that flowered. It was so beautiful I just couldn't pick and eat the artichokes I grew. I made a flower arrangement from the instead! I already have little artichokes forming on this years huge plant. I plan on letting them flower again. I get much more enjoyment from the flowers than eating the artichokes.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Harley, Izzy, Ozzy and Penny, oil, 16 x 20

Melinda commissioned this painting of her four bunnies. No, they aren't all bonded but in a painting they can't fight. Sold.

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Grumpy Bunny Series

The Grumpy Bunny Series of paintings has become very popular. Thanks everybunn. The 6x6 paintings will be shown at the Scholls Ferry Starbuck across Hwy. 217 from Washington Square, Tigard. The 6x6 paintings will be for sale... $85 each framed (+shipping/handling if you are out of the area).

Show date: June 1st to 30th
Starbucks at Scholls Ferry #120
12700 SW North Dakota St
Tigard, Oregon 97223

Monday, April 18, 2011

Ozzy, Grumpy Bunny #46, oil, 6x6

Grumpy bunny #46 is Ozzy, a sweet black bunny bonded to Izzy. SOLD

Monday, April 11, 2011

Snuggled In, oil, 8x10

Oh my gosh, these baby bunnz are so cute.

Sweet Penny from Tennessee, 6x6, oil

Here is Penny, a little harlequin rex. SOLD