Thursday, October 29, 2015

A sandhill crane painted in oil on a 6" x 6" canvas for the Wild Arts Festival, my contribution for the Audubon Society of Portland.  The Festival will be November 21 - 22 at Montgomery Park, with all sorts of nature themed art including the donated 6" paintings, which sell for $45 each.  Since the sides of the canvas are 2" deep, they are also painted with some of the rest of the crane suggested.  My emphasis was on the wings, they make me want to fly!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

 Columbia Gorge October, 9" x 12"
Crown Point from Rooster Rock State Park, 9" x 12"

Plein air in the Columbia Gorge, a great way to spend an Autumn day!  The river level is low, revealing sand and grasses.  Deciduous trees at Rooster Rock State Park are turning gold and orange.  Morning fog turned to changing clouds with sunlight causing sparkle and glow.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Farm Road, Sauvie Island, 12" x 12"

One of my paintings sold at last Sunday's Open House at Broadway Remax!  It gives me great pleasure to see "Farm Road" going to a new home.  A portion of the proceeds from this sale will go to benefit NW Kidney Kids, a wonderful cause.  The theme this year is "On our Streets", so I selected paintings of local scenes where I have visited and painted en plein air.  The remaining paintings will be on exhibit at least through December, and can be seen during regular business hours.

 Cooper Mountain Vineyard, 12" x 12"
Farmers Market, Downtown Portland, 10" x 16"

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cooper Mountain October Afternoon, 11" x 14" oil

My second plein air painting done during the Washington County Plein Air event at Cooper Mountain Nature Park, which has been finished in my studio.  I painted beside the Little Prairie trail with views of the Tualatin valley and distant Chehalem Mountains. Now that the "wet paint sale" at Pumpkin Ridge Ghost Creek Golf Club is over, this painting will be on the wall at O'Connors Cafe  in Multnomah Village.  The first painting, October Morning Walk, will be on display at Sequoia Gallery in Hillsboro.

Friday, October 2, 2015

 October Morning Walk, 9" x 12" oil
Cooper Mountain October Afternoon, 11" x 14" oil

Back to Cooper Mountain Nature Park in Beaverton to paint plein air, this time as part of the Plein Air at Washington County event.  This morning was cloudy and I set up along a path with views of the mountains beyond.  The Nature Park is home to many creatures, some heard but unseen.  A woman walking by shared an audio recorded minutes before of coyotes "singing".  By the second painting in the afternoon, the clouds had not cleared and were threatening rain, so I painted quickly!  Both paintings have been framed and will be part of the Plein Air Show and Sale at Pumpkin Ridge Ghost Creek Gold Club in North Plains, October 4, then one painting will go to the Sequoia Gallery in Hillsboro for the month of October.