Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Philomath College - 16X20 Oil Painting

This is a new 16X20 version in oil of an older watercolor painting. I painted it entirely with only yellow ochre, ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson and white. No need for all those other colors. The building is the old Philomath College, now the Benton County Historical Society.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Coquille Point near Bandon, OR -16X20 Oil Painting

This is a new painting based on a scene from a smaller previous painting.

"On Call" at Harbor, OR - 16X20 Acrylic

Again at Harbor this is the Coast Guard Station.  The Homeland Security people were all sleeping.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Harbor, Oregon at night

This is a 16X20 Acrylic Painting.  It is an update of a previous painting.

The Birds

16X20 acrylic painting.  It does not pay to make a raven mad.

Friday, September 16, 2011

1974 Harley in 12X16 Oil

At the Borgo Pass Vineyard I found this old Harley.  They also had a sawmill, old cars, tractors as well as some very unique buildings.  All great subjects for painting.  This is my fourth painting there.

Cardwell Hill Cellars Vineyard - 9X12 Oil Painting

This painting was made at a Vistas & Vineyard Paint Out on 7 Sept.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Yaquina Bay Bridge - 18X24 Acrylic

I made this painting following an outing to Newport, Oregon.  We were at the south end of the bridge and this painting resulted from a number of sketches.  Obviously this viewpoint is from the middle of the bay, about 30 feet away from the bridge.  This month is the 75th birthday of the bridge which is sometimes called "The Green Lady".

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Two Acrylic Paintings at Finley Wildlife Refuge

The Finley Wildlife Refuge is just south of Corvallis, OR.  The first is a smoke house that is a registered historic building.  The second is the Fiechter House, the carriage house and a large red barn in the distance.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Two Oil Paintings from Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

These 12X16 paintings were started during our recent paint out at Silver Falls which is near Silverton.  The first is the Lodge and the second is a bridge near South Falls.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Out To Pasture - 16X20 Oil Painting

I have always been interested in one of the old tractors at the Detering Nursery named "Little Putt-Putt".  This is my latest painting featuring this tractor.  I call it "Out to Pasture".

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ford Wonkster Front End - 20X24 Oil Painting

I just completed a second Ford Wonkster painting, this time a frontal view.  I plan to show both at the August 6 Clothesline Sale of Art in Corvallis on the Courthouse Lawn.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Paintings from the Dancing Oaks Nursery

The first painting is a 9X12 acrylic of two oaks dancing.   The second one is an ink/watercolor drawing of a group of Lilium "Satisfacion" in my sketchbook. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ford Wonkster - 20X24 Oil Painting

I was at the Philomath car show last week and saw this really nice 1929 Ford Roadster.  I always wanted one of these.  So I now have the next best thing, and it needs no maintenance or insurance, maybe just some more oil.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Beazell Memorial Forest-12X16 Acrylic

Another outing with Vistas & Vineyards.  This was after a lesson on perspective.  This is spherical perspective (or just wonky).

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mirror Lake, Yosemite

Another view of Mirror Lake in Yosemite.  It is a 9X12 oil painting completed almost entirely with a painting knife.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Halsey Paper Mill - Two Views

The Halsey Paper Mill is the last active paper mill in Oregon.  We recently visited a site near the mill for a paint-out.  I first made a semi-realistic painting in acrylic and subsequently a distorted ("Wonky") version in oil.  Reality is obviously highly overrated.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Paintings at Tyee Vineyard (with Erick Sandgren)

Last week we had a workshop with Erik Sandgren at the Tyee Vineyard.  I made a painting of the Tasting Room as well as of the freshly cut hayfield.  I am also showing an initial ink drawing of the field which Erik suggested I frame.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Buggy at Thompson's Mill - 12X16 Acrylic Painting

At our paint-out two weeks ago I painted an aerial view of the mill, however I also made a sketch for this painting.  I relocated the buggy from its home in the garage in order to complete the composition.

Datura "Metal Black" -12X16 Oil Painting

Last week our paint-out was at the Thyme Garden Nursery where I planned to paint Thyme.  Unfortunately Thyme is so small that I had a hard time even seeing it much less developing a composition.  So I went into the greenhouse and painted something more substantial.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sunrise at Mirror Lake, Yosemite NP

This is a 16X20 Oil Painting based on photos taken at Mirror Lake in Yosemite Valley.  We rode our bikes to the lake every morning during our stay in the valley.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Old Growth - Yosemite National Park - 9X12 Oil Painting

Another painting from our recent trip to Yosemite.  This is on the valley floor near the Yosemite Lodge.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Backyard Stream (16X20 Acrylic)

This is what I see in my backyard when the stream is full in the Spring.

Thompsons Mill - Birdseye View (16X20 Acrylic)

This mill is near Shedd, Oregon and I painted it on a  recent Vistas & Vineyards event.  This is not your typical Plein Air image and everyone wanted to know how I got this perspective.  I told them I was sitting on a cloud.  They thought I was "high."  The mill dates back to the 1860's and has a turbine instead of a water wheel, however I felt I had to include a wheel.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My first digital finger painting

This took me about 20 minutes using the Brushes application on my new Ipad2.  The car is a 1940 Ford "Woody" I saw in Albany last week.

I have a video of the process at:

Dancing Arts Center (16X20 Acrylic)

Another whimsical painting from Corvallis, Oregon.  This is the local Arts Center featuring some of the surrounding art work including the bronze squirrel, the sculptures of a dancer and an alligator in a clever disguise.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Yosemite Valley Entrance, 16X20 Acrylic

We recently returned from our trip to Yosemite National Park.  After 4 days in the valley we returned with hundreds of photos and a few sketches ready for painting subjects.  We also discovered that free painting workshops are conducted in the valley all summer long.

Wilson House, Corvallis, OR

This is a small 7X10 painting in gouache.  I am continuing to explore this medium.  This house was built in 1892 and is in the Queen Ann style with Stick/Eastlake ornamentation.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Garlands Nursery - 9X12 Acrylic Painting

Our first Vistas &Vineyards paint-out of the year was at Garlands Nursery in Corvallis.  It was also the first really nice warm day of the year.  This is the entrance to the nursery done in my "wonky" style.  It was suggested that I get my eyes fixed!

Monday, May 16, 2011

"Framed" 12X16 Oil Painting

This started out as an Open Studio painting and ended up a few days later as a designed piece.  In the future I will try to do the design before I begin the painting.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bashful at San Diego Zoo (16X20 Acrylic)

Another image from our trip to the San Diego Zoo a few months ago.  This is the second elephant picture and much more recognizable, however less artistic.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Open Studio Drawing

Finally a fully dressed model at Open Studio, suitable for posting.  Most of my recent drawings are nudes.  This one is an ink & wash done with a Rapidograph .35 point.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Disciples House, Corvallis

The Disciples House is located across from the Arts Center and Central Park in Corvallis, Oregon.  In its present incarnation it is used as a rooming house for OSU students.  I have made several drawings and paintings of this building in the past.  This twisted view is on a 16X20 canvas painted in acrylic.  Before I added the color it looked very much like a Charles Birchfield.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Scary Ping (16X20 Acrylic)

He is really a nice dog, but he wants everyone to see that he is the boss.  I call this painting "Bite Me!"

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Horsetail (22X30 Oil)

I previously made this painting in monochrome.  I prefer this version.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Germany Street Scene (Gouache)

Based on an old photo from a trip to Germany about 25 years ago, I attempted to use gouache as the medium on a piece of cotton rag matte board.  It took a number of coats to get the true opaque effect however I like the resulting velvety surface.  I plan to try this in my sketch book.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Deer in Teasel

Based on a photo taken at a game refuge in SE Oregon near French Glen a few years ago.
(16X20 Acrylic)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Huey, Dewey and Louis (16X20 Oil Painting)

This is an update of a previous painting. It appears that I never actually finish a painting until it is sold, thus leaving me with a large collection of work in progress.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ping & Pong (16X20 Oil Painting)

My favorite subjects, now if they would only behave.  Here we see them conspiring.