Saturday, February 26, 2011

Summer twilight on the Columbia

There is a nudist beach at the Columbia Gorge, but nobody was there, clothed or otherwise, to distract me from the quiet solitude. The afternoon was just turning to sunset wth a warm glow looking east. I painted from photographs of this scene and sold the painting last year. I missed it so painted another, larger and cooler. It will be on view along with others at the South East Portland Art Walk March 5 & 6 at St. David's of Wales Church, S.E. 28th & Division.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

More sunflowers

Working from photos of sunflowers taken at Sauvie Island in the summer keeps some brightness alive. I've painted several of the same scene, and traded a painting to a friend for a colorful handmade quilt. The smaller one came first, then I needed a larger one for her bedroom wall. Took a photo in progress while it was still loose and unfinished. Somehow that looks more like the natural scene, the way clouds move across the sky and the feel of wind.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


A virtual valentine for you - peace and love!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Family Show

Yesterday I attended the opening reception for the Family Show at Oregon Society of Artists. This is my first show as a new member! I brought in two landscapes and a little figure by John. She's called "Little Egypt", if you remember the song about a dancer "wearing nothing but a button and a bow"....

The Family Show runs through March 4th. For more information, see