Sunday, October 26, 2014

Canyonland Ranch

 
 
Painted this from a couple of reference photos,
 that I took this summer while traveling
 through Oregon's north central canyons.
This depicts a ranch on the John Day river,
that has become a state park called appropriately, Canyonland St. Park.
  It still has many of the old ranch buildings,
 including this old red barn.
It is a beautiful place to visit and paint.
 
 
8" x 10" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Foot Bridge

 
 
This is a little foot bridge
 that crosses a creek in a park near my home.
I walk/hike the trails here often.
 Had to truck through the soft ground to a place
where I could paint the bridge from a good vantage point.
The little creek was flowing more heavily because of recent fall rains.
 
8" x 10" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Falls in Fall

 
 
Hiking the local trails
 with my "en plein air" kit in a backpack,
 I came across these ​waterfalls
cascading down the mountain side filled from the recent fall rains.
 I loved the pops of autumn gold from the maple trees
that dot the landscape
 and are just beginning to turn their rich fall colors.
 
available on DPW auction

Monday, October 13, 2014

Meadow in Autumn

 
 
​The last of the Queens Anne's Lace
stands among the dry grasses and red leaves of autumn,
while a bird perches on a bare limb
contemplating the threatening storm. 
 
 
6 x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
 
available on DPW auction

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Early Fall

 
 
When fall comes to the northwest,
it brings the turning leaves
and the return of the rainy season.
 
8" x 10" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Jays in the Sunflower Patch

 
 
​As fall approaches, the sunflowers in the garden
begin to set their seeds, a virtual banquet
 for the bright blue Steller's Jays that can't resist the feast.
And I couldn't resist painting them.
 
8" x 10" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction

Her Secret Garden

 
A little girl and her cute little dog
watch a blue butterfly as it flits around
the flowers she has collected for a bouquet.
 
8" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction

Friday, September 26, 2014

Columbia River

 
 
The clouds over the Columbia River Gorge
cause the river to reflect the silvery sheen of the sky,
and the low lying mist softens the distant bluffs.
 
8" x 10" oil on canvas
 
available on DPW aucton

Old Log Barn Near Mt. Moran

 
 
This century old log barn is a popular scenic spot
in the Teton NP near Mt. Moran.
The day I began painting it this summer en plein air,
the weather turned very stormy with rain, thunder and lightening.
 I grabbed a quick few pictures before the deluge,
 and finished it later in my studio.
 
8" x 10" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Nevada

 
I painted this scene from a photo I took
along the "Longest Loneliest Road" (and it truly is)
that runs across Nevada.
 But the scenery is so spectacular
 that I felt it was well worth the long drive.
 
8" x 10" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction