Saturday, December 25, 2010

Two Heirlooms and a Knife (sold)


Two Heirlooms and a Knife, oil on panel, 5" X 7", 2010
sold
Commissioned piece that someone opened up today. :)

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Leafed Satsuma (private collection)


Leafed Satsuma, oil on panel, 5" X 7", 2010
private collection



Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sketchbook Saturday


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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sketchbook Saturday


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Lots of train travel this month-- followed by a week long conference.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Langley Waterfront (private collection)


Langley Waterfront, oil on canvas, 8" X 16", 2010
(private collection)

The weekend before Thanksgiving I stopped over in Langley to deliver some paintings to Brackenwood. I got up early on Saturday and worked in the clear morning-- I was in shade for 3 1/2 hours during a cold snap. Brrrrr....

I need to adjust the value of the lit part of the poles with the lights, so the lit part glows a bit more.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Steps (sold)


Steps, oil on panel, 5" X 7", 2010
sold


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sketchbook Saturday


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And a detail:

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I love it when a face just sort of comes together with what feels like just a few strokes. This new grandpa's face was one of those.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Loaf of Bread (sold)


Loaf of Bread, oil on linen, 8" X 10", 2010
sold

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Paper Airplane #15 (sold)


Paper Airplane #15, oil on panel, 5" X 7", 2010
sold

This is the last paper airplane from me for at least a few years. :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

My She Was Yar


My She Was Yar, oil on linen, 8" X 10", 2010
$250 USD framed
e-mail me for purchase information
(please mention title of painting in mail)


One of my all time favorite movies is Philadelphia Story, and the title for this piece comes from that movie...


As Dexter is leaving, he calls attention to the tissue-wrapped article that he brought - it is a wedding present. While Tracy dives into the pool and swims over to the pool's edge, George (who has appeared) unwraps Dexter's bundle - a model of the True Love - "a boat he designed and built practically" for their honeymoon cruise. As Tracy floats it in the swimming pool next to her, she describes how they sailed it down and back the coast of Maine the summer they were married. Tracy's memories are aroused about the sailboat:

"My, she was yar...
It means, uh...easy to handle, quick to the helm, fast, right. Everything a boat should be, until she develops dry rot."

Awesome flick. The text above comes from Filmsite.org


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sketchbook Saturday


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Sketching at a work meeting, and noodling on some potential layouts for new paintings. Two of the sketches are from other artists (Carol Marine is one, I think), notes for composition ideas.

The finished boat painting sketched out above should be posted in the next day or so...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Green Onions (sold)


Green Onions, oil on panel, 5" X 7", 2010
sold

I'm doing a refresh of paintings for December for the show at Brackenwood. This piece and several others will be available starting Saturday 11/20. Drop the gallery a note if you're interested in this piece...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Port Townsend (sold)


Port Townsend, oil on linen, 10" X 20", 2010
sold

Fall really has settled in here in the Pacific Northwest-- cold and rainy. When I started this piece I could see the horizon, at the time of the picture below, the town was getting obscured by misting rain.


It took a half hour or so for my fingers to get feeling back in 'em. Time to start painting with gloves underneath my gloves...

Brown Paper Bag (sold)


Brown Paper Bag, oil on board, 5" X 7", 2010
sold
This is the second time I've tried this subject, I'd forgotten how much fun the first one was to paint.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Honeycrisp


Honeycrisp, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2010
$125 USD
framed
e-mail me for purchase information
(please mention title of painting in mail)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Red and Green (sold)


Red and Green, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2010
sold

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tekka Maki (sold)


Tekka Maki, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2010
sold

Monday, November 8, 2010

Three Little Figgys (sold)


Three Little Figgys, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2010
sold


There's something inherently adorable about the shape of figs that gives them character lacking in other fruit (with the possible exception of pears).

Friday, November 5, 2010

Tea Pot (sold)


Tea Pot, oil on board, 5" X 7", 2010
sold

If you're in Langley on Whidbey Island tonight, stop by Brackenwood Gallery from 5-7 pm and say hi! This painting and several others are available through the end of the year.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Devil Ducky... and a show alert!


Devil Ducky, oil on board, 5" X 7", 2010
sold
As mentioned in my last post, I have some new pieces at Brackenwood Gallery in Langley on Whidbey Island-- this is one of them. The show runs until the end of the year, and opening night is this Saturday from 5-7 pm.
I'll be there for most of the night, so if you're in the neighborhood, please do stop in and say hello!

This piece is available at the gallery. Hopefully you'll note the new price. Starting in the New Year, all pieces will be $125, and I'll start charging a nominal fee of $10 for shipping to the continental US. Each painting arrives handsomely framed and ready to hang on your wall, and your satisfaction is guaranteed.


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Two Figs (on hold)


Two Figs, oil on canvas, 5" X 7", 2010
(on hold)


I've been prepping to deliver paintings for a group show at Brackenwood Gallery in Langley on Whidbey Island here in Washington state. I've created half a dozen new pieces, but I'm not sure which (or how many) they'll be interested in hanging-- or holding.
Expect to see a flood of new work over the next few weeks as I figure out where pieces are headed.




Friday, October 22, 2010

Mini Pumpkin (sold)


Mini Pumpkin, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2010
sold


I painted this awhile ago, but between being out of town and a bit under the weather, I hadn't posted.

Welcome Fall!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sketchbook Saturday


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mostly work sketches...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Daylight Pear (sold)


Daylight Pear, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2010
sold



Probably the last pear from me this year-- at least the last pear from my tree this year.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Two Pears on a Towel (sold)


Two Pears on a Towel, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2010
sold

A new gallery!
This painting can be found at Angel Gallery in Coeur d' Alene, a beautiful little spot right downtown. I met the owner Patricia because of Mary Jo-- my girlfriend who makes all good things possible. :)
If you're in
Coeur d' Alene tonight, this painting and a few others will on display during the October Artwalk.
Let me know if you stop by!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sketchbook Saturday


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A little session at Bauhaus on Capitol Hill.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pear on a Tea Towel (sold)


Pear on a Tea Towel, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2010
sold

The trees in my yard just got their first haircut in about ten years, and I snagged a few pears from just before the mayhem. Still young, not ripe to eat, but pretty enough.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

X Marks the Spot (sold)


X Marks the Spot, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2010
sold

(please mention title of painting in mail)

These are antique tailor's shears that I've painted before. I've always been drawn to the gesture of the open scissor; to the curve of the grips and the gentle taper of the cutting edge.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Two Eggs and a Bowl (sold)


Two Eggs and a Bowl, oil on canvas, 5" X 7", 2010
sold

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sketchbook Saturday


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Herons on an abandoned pier in Langley, Wa, followed by lunch sketching at work.


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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Heirloom and Garlic (sold)


Heirloom and Garlic, oil on canvas, 5" X 7", 2010
sold

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sketchbook Saturday


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Friday, September 10, 2010

Plum Branch (sold)


Plum Branch, oil on canvas, 5" X 7", 2010
sold


For the last nine years I thought this tree in my yard was a cherry tree. Apparently I'm not much of an arborist. It's a plum tree. The plums are just really small.

Cherry sized.

If you're in town tonight (
Friday 9/10/2010) please stop by my neighborhood (Beacon Hill), and meet me at The Station-- a coffee spot just behind the light rail station. I have quite a few pieces up (including this one), many are of the surrounding area.

I'll be there from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Stop by. I'd love to see you!


Friday 9/10/10 from 5-8pm
The Station
2533 16th Ave South
Seattle, WA 98144

(206) 453-4892




Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Heirloom Tomato #5-- Seattle Show Alert (sold)


Heirloom Tomato #5, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2010
sold


I show here in Seattle fairly frequently (I have two other shows up right now: Lower Queen Anne Ladro and Mokas) but it seems like I haven't had an "opening" in forever. That changes this Friday!

If you're in town Friday night (9/10/2010) please stop by my little Beacon Hill neighborhood, and meet me at The Station-- a coffee spot just behind the light rail station. I have quite a few pieces up (including this one), many are of the surrounding area.

I'll be there from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Stop by. I'd love to see you!


Friday 9/10/10 from 5-8pm
The Station
2533 16th Ave South
Seattle, WA 98144

(206) 453-4892

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sketchbook Saturday


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Two Cherries (sold)


Two Cherries, oil on canvas, 5" X 7", 2010
sold


Two cherries from the tree in the front yard.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ding Dong


Ding Dong, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2010
$100 USD
framed
e-mail me for purchase information
(please mention title of painting in mail)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

No Added Salt (sold)


No Added Salt, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2010
sold

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tea Cup


Tea Cup, oil on panel, 5" X 5", 2010
$100 USD
framed
e-mail me for purchase information
(please mention title of painting in mail)


I know everyone is sick of landscapes from me (I had more than a couple of people unsubscribe from my "art in the inbox" mailing service during the Montana series)-- so a return to more classic fare! :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

2010 Montana Trip 11/11 Backlit Ear Mountain (on hold)


Backlit Ear Mountain, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2010
(on hold)


After finishing the cattle crossing pic I turned to my right and decided that I couldn't let the beautiful sight of Ear mountain pass. A fine finale to painting in Montana.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

2010 Montana Trip 10/11 Cattle Crossing (private collection)


Cattle Crossing, oil on linen, 8" X 10", 2010
(private collection)


Back near Pishkun, along Bell View Road.


Friday, July 30, 2010

2010 Montana Trip 9/11 Breen's Del Rey (sold)


Breen's Del Rey, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2010
sold


Normally too early for me (7:45 am), I got into town and set up before it got too hot. I had seen this Chevrolet Del Rey on day one in Choteau, and knew I wanted to paint it. Probably originally canary yellow, it's certainly faded to a faint pastel.


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Thursday, July 29, 2010

2010 Montana Trip 8/11 Glacier Park


Glacier Park, oil on linen, 8" X 10", 2010
$225 USD
framed
e-mail me for purchase information
(please mention title of painting in mail)


Mary Jo and I took a day drive trip up to Glacier National Park. The weather was cold, rainy, and at times very very foggy.

Beautiful drive.


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