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.