Wednesday (Sept 23) we went to the OSU Sheep Barns to do some painting. I arrived too late to paint but I did get a few shots from which I later completed this oil painting. It is 16X20 on canvas board.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
This was my preliminary drawing which I decided to keep in its rough form because it creates an interesting effect. The courthouse is the most prominent structure in Corvallis.
The Old World Deli is a well established (since 1977) Corvallis eatery which also includes the Oregon Trail Brewery. It has a European atmosphere complete with a brick floor and artwork on the walls and ceiling. I always wondered who belonged to those shoes in the loft window.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Deepwood Estate is Salem Oregon was built in 1894. It is a Queen Anne style home surrounded by English gardens. In this painting I did distort the house somewhat in order not to violate some ancient copyright and because I like to do that anyway. This site was one of the Vistas & Vineyard locations this year.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
On Wednesday we spent the morning painting and drawing the Holstein House and Gardens. I started this drawing on site and then worked on it at home. I am not yet sure how to treat the bushes in front, or leave them alone.
Friday, September 11, 2009
I made this illustration for Harry & Annette, the owners of the fish market located in this building. Some people are accusing me of having far too much fun doing these illustrations.
This is an illustration based on a previous sketch and watercolor painting. These illustration make really nice and bold posters and cards. I plan to make many more representing landmarks in the local region.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I just completed this illustration for the OSU Women's Center. It will initially be used as note cards for the Center. I plan to make illustrations for other OSU departments.