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
(see sidebar)

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
(see sidebar)

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
(see sidebar)
 

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 
 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Barn Hex

 
 
​Hex signs were painted on barns
for good luck, good weather, abundant crops etc.
This was painted for DPW Barn challenge.
 
8" x 10" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction

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

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cherries, Crystal and Silver


 
 
Imported cherries and hot house flowers
 set on a sideboard while sleety rain falls against the window.
 Painted for DPW's Fill the Bowl challenge.
 
available on DPW auction

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