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
 
 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Rocks in a Stream

 
 
Bright green mosses, golden dry leaves,
and emerald green water,
make for a fanciful landscape vignette.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
 
available on DPW auction

Monday, September 22, 2014

Ebony and Ivory

 
 
A sweet little ebony jar
keeps company with pretty ivory tea roses
in a clear glass vase.
(FYI, this photo doesn't reveal how lush the colors really are)
 
6" x 6" oil on canvas
 
available on DPW auction
 
 
 
 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Storm Moving In


 
 
Painted for DPW's Stormy" weather challenge.
I love painting dramatic skies.
This challenge photo has it all: rain, wind, blowing clouds,
 even a smattering of sunlight reflected in the water and on the clouds.
I later added the lighthouse because I felt the little island
was telling me it wanted one.
 
 
8" x 10" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction