Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

Hole in the Clouds

Oil on board, 5" x 7"
$125, plus $6 shipping in U.S.

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Winter is going out like a lion, fighting a pitched battle in the skies over the valley. For a fleeting moment, sunlight finds its way through the storm clouds.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Shadows of April

Oil on board, 5" x 7"

$125, plus $6 shipping in U.S.

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Tall cottonwoods lining the edge of the field cast late-day shadows across the new green grass.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Misty Day, Bay of Fundy

Watercolor on archival paper, 18" x 14.5"
$850, unframe. Free shipping in U.S.
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We're back to rocks and water again! This is a larger painting, not a daily. A couple of years ago I painted a mural in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. It is beautiful--miles and miles of wild, remote country. In places, the forest is so dense it is hard to imagine a rabbit crawling through, let alone a person. The spectacular Bay of Fundy quickly became a favorite. This day of mists felt primal. I half-expected to see the square sails of some early explorer's ship rounding the point.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Feed Tub
Watercolor on archival paper, 5" x 7"
$125, plus $6 shipping in U.S.

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Whatever the subject, I think ultimately all my paintings are about light.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Watercolor on archival paper, 5" x 7"
$125, plus $6 shipping in U.S.
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We visited friends in Washington State's Yakima Valley over the weekend and were treated to skies full of these gorgeous clouds.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Along Little Creek
Watercolor on archival paper, 5" x 7"
$125, plus $6 shipping in U.S.

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Green grass is starting to show up, despite the occasional snow flurries we're still having. Click image to enlarge.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Oil on board, 10" x 8"

This is another commissioned dog portrait. I love dogs and we've been pretty lonesome since losing Pablo, our great little Beagle cross, last fall. It's been fun doing these portraits, since I feel I get to know the dog while I'm painting them, even if it's just from photos. In the case of Sammy I had the good fortune to meet him, which helped a lot.

I'll be gone over the weekend and plan to be back Monday with another post. Have a great weekend, everyone.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Spring Runoff
oil on board, 6" x 6"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.

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Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day, warm at last! I headed for the mountains and spent an enjoyable afternoon doing some plein air painting alongside this purling stream. The snow up high is melting fast, giving the silt-filled water a lovely milky blue-green color.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Gable End
Watercolor on archival paper, 5" x 7"

Finally able to get back to some small dailies. This is a variant on my post of March 7th. My purchase button is not working at the moment, so please Email me if you're interested in purchasing.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Webmaster
Oil on canvas, 20" x 24"
Not for sale

I did this painting a couple of years ago of our son, Jared. Today is his 30th birthday (how can that be?) so it seemed appropriate to post this painting.

When I painted this, Jared was webmaster and graphic designer for a travel company in La Jolla, California. He did much of his work at home on a laptop, and many late nights one could walk in and find him intently staring at the screen, his trusty French press coffemaker beside him; scrawled notes, Pepsi cans and calculators scattered across the table.

Jared's ability to focus is amazing--he becomes completely absorbed. I set up a tripod and took several photos from about six feet away to use as reference for this painting. Later, when he saw the completed work, he was puzzled at how I had done it, since he hadn't even noticed I was there.

I'm fortunate and proud that you are my son and my friend, Jared. Happy Birthday!!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Shore of Stones

Watercolor on archival paper, 19.5" x 15"

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Since I seem to be on a theme of rocks and water, this is a recent work painted for entry in a juried exhibit. The jury's still out... or maybe they've decided and they just forgot to phone...maybe I should call and remind them.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Rock In Water
Oil on canvas, 30" x 30"

Another larger painting from awhile back. Silt-filled runoff water of early spring surrounds this granite boulder. Click image to enlarge.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Oil on board, 24.5" x 48"

This is a larger work done a year or so ago. I'll probably post some larger things for awhile--some for sale, some not-- until I get a chance to do another small painting...(guess who still has to get his taxes done?)

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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Yellow Sky Evening

Oil on board, 6" x 6"
$125.00 + $6.00 shipping in US.

Spent all day yesterday in the studio with my head buried in a painting. When I finally surfaced late in the day, I walked outside to see this incredible sky looming over the little barn. I couldn't resist giving it a try in paint.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tangerine and Candlesticks

Oil on board, 6" x 6"
$125.00 + $6.00 shipping in US.

I did this painting some time ago-- before we left California, in fact. Don't know why I didn't post it before, except that it is one of my personal favorites. I think I just wanted to have it around to look at.