Saturday, May 31, 2008

Humboldt Trees- Road Trip 03

Humboldt Trees, oil on canvas, 10" X 8", 2008
$225 USD

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Still in the midst of a spring heat wave and sunburned. Hot, hot, hot. I am wearing a button up long sleeve shirt, and I feel every degree.
This stop is a few hundred miles south of yesterday's post (this being my third full day on the road), and my first California painting. I absolutely love the Oregon coast, California's is seducing me too.
The whole journey down was a riot of color from all the different wildflowers at roadside.
You can see a small sample at the bottom of the easel image below.

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Yaquina Head- Road Trip 02

Yaquina Head, oil on canvas, 10" X 8", 2008
$225 USD

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This painting is from the same day as yesterday's post, a little farther south. The weather, while still misty (it is the ocean side, after all) has definitely warmed up. Very sunny...
There is a perfectly nice lighthouse at this park, but I wasn't quite up to tackling it, so I worked on this bluff instead.

As you may notice, there's no umbrella attached to the easel here (as in yesterday's post). It was far too windy, so I did without.

I also did without sunscreen, and developed quite a nasty burn on my neck and arms.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Boiler Bay- Road Trip 01 (sold)

Boiler Bay, oil on masonite, 7" X 5", 2008

I'm back! I had a really intense (and fun!) road trip the last couple of weeks. I drove from Seattle to Palm Springs and back. I covered 3,000 miles of some amazing scenery.

Over the next two weeks, you'll see the results of the plein air painting I did along the way.

I certainly learned a lot, and am excited to do more.

Boiler Bay
is the first picture I've painted outdoors in years, and while I'm rusty, I was prepared (you can see my mobile art studio basket in the picture below). The weather was hazy, but warm-- it was the first day of a week long heat wave on the West Coast! (more on that later)

The locale is south of Lincoln City, Oregon-- a place connected to me through my family over many years.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Still Travelling...

Arrangement in Grey #2, oil on linen, 14" X 11", 2008
Available at Dezart Gallery

Still on the road, I scheduled this post in advance... ;)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Road Trip!!!!!

Arrangement in Grey #1, oil on linen, 14" X 11", 2008

Posting has been light as I have been getting ready for, and am now on a +2 week road trip.

I'm traveling up and down the Pacific coast, working on landscape painting.

If any are any good, you'll see some of them when I get back... unless I finagle internet access along the way.

See you back here close to the end of May!

Friday, May 9, 2008


Vase, oil on masonite, 5" X 7", 2008
$100 USD

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Onion (sold)

Onion, oil on masonite, 5" X 7", 2008

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Bottle and Pitcher (sold)

Bottle and Pitcher, oil on masonite, 5" X 7", 2008

The bottle is an intriguing piece-- it's a vermouth bottle, a weird shade of green, and slightly squared off shape...

Monday, May 5, 2008

English Breakfast (sold)

English Breakfast, oil on canvas, 8" X 10", 2008

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Jelly Donut (sold)

Jelly Donut, oil on canvas, 5" X 7", 2008

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Baby Bok Choy (sold)

Baby Bok Choy, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2008

Friday, May 2, 2008

Halved Apple

Halved Apple, oil on linen, 7" X 5", 2008
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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Once more... with feeling. (sold)

Box #3, oil on canvas, 7" X 5", 2008

Client really wanted something closer to the original, so here's the third take...