Friday, September 18, 2020

Long Slow Painting

I started this one a couple of weeks ago and have been visiting it as the smoke is diminishing. Last night I came close and today I finished.
                     "Brookings Rock" 24x30 oil and cold wax on linen

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Living Through the Oregon Fire Season

 Living through Oregon's worst fires since the Tilamook Burn

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Why I don't paint from photos

 I just had an amazing revelation: I seldom paint from photos or plein air, I want to paint places that only exist in my mind and are only accessible through my paintings.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Half hour painting

 I really enjoy painting small and fast work to clear my head. I don't do it often but last night I was stuck on a large abstract landscape and did this one with the paints I had mixed to work on this 60x30 piece.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Back to a Little Printmaking

Whitacre Printmakers is doing a print exchange and this year I thought I would take part.
I have been painting a LOT of late and switching mindsets

is a bit difficult but I love this image so that makes it a bit more pleasant.
We took a trip down to Wildlife Safari last week and this guy almost stuck his head in the window. 
This is a @Solarplate print done with Charbonnel Auga Wash ink. 

Every Painting is an Adventure and a Chance for Self Discover

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Profoundly Weird

Things around here in real-world land are staring to get profoundly HITLERISH!.

  I am freely painting out all the paintings that have danced in my head since childhood.
I used to imagine places and paint them when I was 7 and mom would always say, "Now where is that?"
and I would say "Where I am visiting someday."
Life on the Prairie
 And then there was the Micronesian adventure...
More about that later perhaps.
Rain on Nan Madol