Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Corvallis In Wonderland

Corvallis is a great town and I have for a long time wanted to draw all of it on a single page. The major intersection shown is Fourth and Madison. The County Courthouse in on the top right and OSU is on the top left. And yes, it really is that colorful.

First Burger, Albany

Just opened on First Street in Albany this diner has been an instant success. I made this 20X24 painting for the owners to use as cards, etc.

Bodie, California

Bodie is a California Historical Site located near Nevada and north of Mono Lake. It is a well known destination for artists and was well documented by Ansel Adams.

Fishing Boats, Oregon Coast

This 22X28 painting was based on a small section of a photograph I took long ago and thus I don't remember the exact location. I am starting to make larger paintings.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Apperson Hall (Oil Painting)

This is another redo of an old painting of the front entrance of Apperson Hall (Civil Engineering Dept) on the OSU campus. It has since been rebuilt and renamed Kearney Hall. I was standing in front of the building painting with my French Easel when the contractors arrived to survey the building. One of them asked me if I was doing a "before and after". I didn't know at the time what he meant.

The Schreiner's Bear (Oil Painting)

This is a redo of a painting I made on-site a couple of years ago at Schreiner's Iris Gardens. This was one of my first Vistas & Vineyards outing.
The painting is 9X12. I now use a lot more paint than I did at first and add a lot more texture. The bear was about 4 feet tall.