Sunday, November 25, 2012

Jack meets Teddy, Oil, 24x20

Jack is my grandson. My daughter received this huge Teddy bear as a shower gift for Jack. At six months old he is really focusing in on his surroundings. Although this huge bear has been in his room all along he has just discovered it. I wish I knew what went through is mind when he was climbing up on Ted... Pure joy at finding this big, gentle, plush friend.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Geezer Gallery Show, 1st Thursday in December

I am very happy to invite all of you to my first gallery show at Geezer Gallery in the Pearl, Portland Oregon. The show runs the month of December. There will be an artist's reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres from 5:00pm to 9:pm. Geezer Gallery's new address is: 600 NW Naito Parkway Portland, OR Location is just past the Steel bridge in NW Portland. The gallery will be showing my still life paintings. Many of which have been posted on this blog.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Libby, 8x8, oil

This is Jamy's lionhead rabbit Libby.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cherries in a Row, 4x12 oil

I'm having fun painting fruit after taking some classes from David Riedel. David is a very talented artist and teacher. This painting will be available for sale at the OSA November show "Under $100".

Half-a-lop, 8x10 oil

This bunny face is irresistable! My friend, Melinda, from Tennessee posted this rabbits photo on Facebook. I couldn't resist. This painting will be at the Celebration of Creativity show in February 2013.

Black Bunn with a White Nose, 8x8, oil

This little black bunny will be in the Celebration of Creativity show also.

Chip, 5x7 oil

I am getting ready for the Southminster Presbyterian Church Show February 28th to March 3rd. My rabbit paintings have been juried in. I plan on having about 20 small rabbit paintings and 6 to 8 larger rabbit paintings in the show. Here is their website if you are looking for more information on the show. Local artists agree this is one of the better shows in the Portland area.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

New Mexico Forest Fire, 5x7 oil

Yet another forest fire.

Sisters Forest Fire, 11x14 oil

Forest fire in Sisters, Oregon.

Ziggy, oil 12x12

I must of taken 100+ photos of Ziggy before I got a good pose of him. He is a very sweet Abyssinian.

Facebook Bunny, oil 8x10

Melinda from Tennessee posted the cutest photo of a bunny face on Facebook. It was so irresistible that I had to paint it. Here it is. Until I know who this cute guy is he will be called "Facebook Bunny".

Saturday, September 1, 2012

New Still Life Paintings

Here are my newest still life paints. I am continuing my oil painting class with David Riedel. David has a wonderful collection of pots, vases and bowls to paint. Check out Davids website...

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Street of Dreams 2012

Faith Emerson, Jim Ayala and I visited the Street of Dreams in West Linn today. Jim and I (along with our fellow artist friend Janet Amundson-Splidsboel)have some of our work hanging in the Rivendell House. Geezer Gallery selected the art to be hung in BC Custom Homes Rivendell House. Here is Jim's mermaid sculpture and my Still Life paintings. Sorry, these photos aren't very good. They were taken with my iPhone.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Street of Dreams, West Linn * The Vineyard * July 28th to August 26th

Check out the Street of Dreams website for more information. Several of my paintings have been chosen to decorate one of the fabulous homes. The show runs July 28th to August 26th, 2012. It is in West Linn at The Vineyard. My friend and fellow artist Janet Amundson-Splidsboel will also have paintings featured in one of the model homes. Look for this painting along with other paintings of mine in one of the model homes.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

6 Crows in 5 Panels, Acrylic. 5 3x3 panels

This is my entry in The Oregon Society of Artists July show - Extreme Paintings - extreme in size that is. The show reception is July 8th, 1pm to 4pm. This is only my second acrylic painting. The under-painting is dark red, the background is metallic gold and the crows are black silhouettes. The price of all 5 panels is $100 or buy each panel separately at $20 each. Hum, is this a diptych plus a triptych? Not sure what 5-fold is called in Greek. Do you?

Saturday, May 12, 2012

oil 8x8

Second portrait.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Celadon Green Vase with Fruit. 9x12

I am taking oil classes from David Riedel now. This is the kick in the pants I need to progress. This is my first painting in his class. I have learned so much in just 2 sessions. Basically, he paints in shapes... lay in the dark shadows in mass first as a large mass then lay in large flat light shapes. David teaches Chiaroscuro. Visit his website and see his wonderful work. I think you will like his work.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

William approves

William admiring his portrait. He would give it 2 ears up if he weren't a lop.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pewter Pot and Eggs, 11x14, Honorable Mention

This painting won an Honorable Mention at the Oregon Society of Artists Spring 2012 Juried Show.

Professor. 6x6, oil. Grumpy Bunny 72.

Professor is a big Californian.

Daisy. 6x6, oil. Grumpy Bunny 71.

Daisy is a Dutch.

William. 6x6, oil. Grumpy Bunny 70.

William is a Holland Lop.

Olivia, 6x6 oil. Grumpy Bunny 73.

Olivia is a Lionhead.
Wow, I've now painted 73 of these Grumpy Bunnies.

New rabbit paintings

I feel like I am finally getting back to a normal life of painting after the Portland Home and Garden show. That show took so much energy. After all we were there 5 days for 9 hours each day and the first day we came early to setup. That was a 12 hour day. That's something this retiree isn't use to. Yikes.

So now I am back to painting rabbits again. These 4 paintings are a commission from a young gentleman who saw my paintings at Beaverton Pet Clinic. Dr. Wilson has kindly let me hang my work in the rabbit exam room.

So, what we have here are paintings of Leo's 4 rabbits: William, a Holland Lop/ Daisy, a Dutch/ Professor, a Californian/ and Olivia, a very black Lionhead.

I'll upload each painting separately so they can be view individually.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Pacific Chorus Frog, 18x18, oil

I love frogs. I have a number of them living in my backyard. Janeen gave me my first egg clutch 3 years ago. Since then they have been laying eggs in my pollywog pond and hatching each summer. Summer evenings the males serenade each females. Sweet music.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Close up of Garibaldi Wharf

My favorite part of this painting is the seagull over the Bay Ocean building.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Starbucks Scholls Ferry Show, January 1 thru 31st, 2012

Well, it is 2012 already! Happy New Year. I am showing my 'egg' paintings at Scholls Ferry this month. Drop by and see them in person. Here's the address:

12700 SW North Dakota St
Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 579-2333

Here's a preview of some of the paintings.