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 https://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/tillamook_burn/#.X2L--GhKiUk

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