Sunday, May 31, 2015

Cat & Dog

"Calico Cat" 6" x 6", oil

"Knuckles" 6" x 6", oil
One of the pleasures of my (almost) daily walks around the Montavilla/Mount Tabor neighborhood are the cats and dogs I see and sometimes meet.  Knuckles' owner had brought him to visit another neighbor with two pugs, it was a pug party!  Knuckles may look sad and grumpy but I think he's really a happy and well loved little guy.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

River, Rocks and Duck

"Feeling Ducky", 12" x 12" oil

Another painting started en plein air at George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego, finished in my studio.  There were ducks and geese, some with babies in tow.  This handsome mallard posed for my on the rocks.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


"River Rocky Shore" 9" x 12", oil

George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego was full of plein air artists at every vantage point with all their gear, getting ready for the Lake Oswego Plein Air, part of the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.  Alas, I had not registered to be part of this event, but that did not prevent me from exploring and painting at this lovely park on the Willamette River.  Rocks were small to large enough for a picnic table.  Boats and ducks passed by on the river.  This small plein air painting captured the sunny freshness of the scene.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Rainy Day

Two Red Roses, 6" x 6" oil on board

Irises, Violet and Yellow, 8" x 10" oil on board 

Sunday was warm and sunny, and anticipating the rainy days ahead, I picked flowers from my yard and took
floral photos around the neighborhood, with so much in bloom.  Sure enough, yesterday was a rainy Monday so I painted a small still life of each bouquet, to keep the memories of the flowers alive.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Riverside Reading

Riverside Reading 12" x 12" oil on board $175.00

Taking a break from a pleasant drive around Tumalo, I spotted this gal reading in a sunny spot by the Deschutes River.  All was quiet and serene.  Serenity is good wherever you can find it.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Elk Rock Island

Reflections, Elk Rock Island, oil 10" x 10" $125

Another painting of Elk Rock Island Park in Milwaukie, this one from my photo.  The day was sunny with strong shadows, the water still and reflective, the mood serene.

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