Sunday, December 14, 2014

Roscoe

 
 
This dog portrait was painted for DPW's pet challenge.
 
Roscoe is an Australian Shepherd,
 loving and loved, with a sweet nature. To say he is intelligent
does not begin to describe the ability he has to understand and perform.
 He is red and white with golden eyes. He is a rescued dog.
No particular nickname - he has been referred to as baby, little buddy,
 and a few other terms of endearment by various members of the household.
 
Gifted - NFS
 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Three Quilts and an Old Barn

 
 
 
This is a redo of the "Barn Hex".
I added two quilts because I felt the painting called for them.
The one by itself just didn't work for me.
 
8" x 10" oil on canvas board
 
available on DPW auction
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tree Lighting at the Square

 
 
This beautiful Christmas tree
which stands in what is called
Portland's front porch - the townsquare.
This year the lights are all blues. I love it.
 
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Winter Starry Sky

 
 
Science says that everything
 is made from the same stuff as stars.
 In that light, in painting this skyscape of the milky way,
I brought the starry sky down into the landscape
in a continuous connection.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas
 
available on DPW auction
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Sunset Feast

 
 
The setting sun reflects
 its orange and golden colors
 in the wet sand and shallow waves
 that lap the shore,
 as a white heron finds an evening feast.
 
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas
available on DPW auction
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cardinal

 
​A beautiful red cardinal
sits in a star pine tree all fluffed out
to keep warm as the temperatures drop
 with the first snow fall.
 
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
(see sidebar)
 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nuts

 
 
An industrial painting of a pile of nuts
 reflecting the colors of the lights around them.  
It was the colors and shapes that drew me
 to paint this for DPW's "Industrial" challenge.
 
6 x 8"  oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Antiques in a Barn

 
In traveling the country back roads and farm lands,
I frequently would come across an old barn
which had been converted into an Antique shop.
They were wondrous places to poke through for hidden treasures,
 but for an artist, they most of all,
make wonderful painting subjects.
 
8" x 10" oil on canvas
 
available on DPW auction
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Alpine Glow

 
 
As a first big winter storm approaches,
 the setting sun casts an amazing pink
 "Alpine Glow" over the snow topped foothills
 and scurrying clouds
against the darkening evening sky.
 
 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Copper Bowl

 
 
 
A copper bowl is filled with pine cones
and pomegranates to be set on a side table
 near the evergreen sprigs
adding to the cheerful holiday ambience.
Painted for DPW copper challenge.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas
 
available on DPW auction
(see sidebar)
 
 
 

Rainy Day in Fall

 
 
 
Here in the NW fall usually ushers in
 the 6 - 7 months of rainy season,
 often interspersed with sunshine though.
 The rain is what makes everything here so beautiful,
 so we don't mind.
 Besides its usually a gentle misty rain,
where most people don't even crack open an umbrella.
 
8" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
(see sidebar)
 
SOLD 
 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hood River Barn

 
 
A fall scene of a red barn
 situated in the hills of Hood River below Mt. Hood.
I photographed this on a recent trip
 through the orchards and vineyards
of this lovely valley along the Columbia River.
This painting was done for the DPW Barn challenge.
 
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction