Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Grass Roots Bookstore (Illustration)

I created this image from a pencil sketch placed into Adobe Illustrator and then colored.
It is for cards to be sold at the bookstore. The store is located on 2nd St in Corvallis between a shoe store and a furniture store as you can see. The building is owned by the IOOF.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Schreiner's Iris Gardens (Oil)

This was the second Vistas & Vineyards outing at Schreiner's Iris Gardens north of Salem. I wanted to paint a single flower because the place is somewhat overwhelming with flowers. This is an oil painting on a small 6X8 canvas. I also completed some ink sketches. We has about 20 painters attending.

Engine #5 - Avery Park, Corvallis (Watercolor)

This was the first Vistas & Vineyard trip for the year (May 13). I sat in front of the engine and made a drawing on watercolor paper with pencil and then went over it with my Rapidograph 3X0 ink pen. It started raining so I later completed the watercolor painting at home. It is on a quarter sheet of Arches 140 cp paper.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

"Moonlight" Prince Edward Island

This watercolor is based on a photograph I took on a trip to Canada in 2007. It was a church in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The moon was reflected in the glass of the front entry. This is probably one of the most detailed painting that I have made to date.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

This past weekend I visited my daughter (the glass blower) in Seattle. I made this image during a tour at Pilchuck Glass School. It appears that everyone in Seattle is a glass blower. You can see her work at .