Friday, March 30, 2012


Painted for Lela Stankovic's PADT "Spring is Coming" challenge.

7"x5" acrylic on canvas panel


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Onion Domes

Painted for Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout in St. Petersburg, Russia.
I used acrylics thinly, like watercolors.

4"x6" acrylic on linen paper

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Early Morning on the Steens Mountains

These are the beautiful wild horses of eastern Oregon.
They are Kigers, or more commonly known as Mustangs -
descended from the Spanish horses brought here centuries ago, by early explorers.
They come in a variety of colors, both bold and muted,
some with dark or striped stockings;
and long manes and tales.

8"x10" acrylic on canvas panel

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ankeny Wetlands Reflection

Painted for Dana Marie's Artistic Sentiments Reflecting Pool Challenge,
from her photo of the beautiful Ankeny, Oregon wetlands.

10"x8" acrylic on canvas panel


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bacon - Maple Bar

Painted for DPW's doughnut challenge.
This doughnut is from Portland's famous
Voo Doo Doughnut shop.
It is typical Portlandia weird. They make
doughnuts like you can get no where else.
This is my favorite.

4"x6" acrylic on linen paper

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Red Bicycle

Painted this lovely old Victorian Queen Anne, amidst all the
glorious fall colors, from a photo Woodstock Fall
taken by Stephen Baird of Nikon Sniper,
(with his permission of course).
(Changed the name to The Red Bicycle from Woodstock Victorian)

I particularly loved the autumn colors and afternoon shadows,
with the concentrated sunlight at the rear of the house.
I made a few minor changes such as: enhanced the picket fence,
added the bicycle, and somewhat simplified the house details.

8" x 10" acrylic on canvas panel

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