Wednesday, December 30, 2015

 Acorn Squash, 8" x 8" board
 Fall Tree, 8" x 10" canvas
Fall Walk, 11" x 14"
Continuing with painting Fall colors although Winter is definitely here, with short gloomy days and lots of rain.  Luckily I have lots of photos taken during my walks around Mt. Tabor and Montavilla of brilliant color.  The acorn squash has been a center piece on my dining table for weeks, and unlike other still life subjects, it did not wilt, rot or get eaten, so I've set it up with some dried leaves and completed one small still life painting.  The two others are from my photos.  Can there be too much cadmium orange?  I seem to have a need for it, like vitamin D.  Today was a clear, bright, cold Winter day and I got out to see a different kind of beauty, a different palette to explore.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Fall Meadow, oil 12" x 16"

This Fall Meadow is loosely based on a meadow at Kat's blueberry farm in Sauvie Island where I have painted plein air in the summer.  I don't know if the trees really turn this orange, but the end of fall/beginning of winter makes me crave bright, warm colors, especially cadmium orange.  More yellows, golds, oranges and reds to come!  

Friday, December 18, 2015

Red Ridge, Central Oregon, oil 8" x 8"

Another 8" square panel that did not work out in time for the Big 500, had to scrape it off and re-do
the red ridge.  Lately I've been enjoying scraping and wiping off as much as painting!  There is something about the dramatic shapes and colors of the painted hills near Prineville and Oregon central desert geography that sometimes looks unreal in a painting.  So I just keep trying to capture the rugged beauty.

Friday, December 11, 2015

 Fall Day, acrylic 8" x 8" framed

Some of my paintings on view at One Der Gallery, Pioneer Place Mall, Third Floor, all priced below $100!

 Smith Rock, oil 6" x 6" gallery wrapped canvas
Sunflower Bouquet, oil 8" x 8" framed

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Crown Point Vista House
Sunflowers, Sauvie Island

The Big 500 opening is almost here!  These are some of my oil paintings that will be on view among around 5000 works of art, all 8" square, on view at Peoples Art of Portland starting this Saturday at Pioneer Place Mall, Third Floor.  This will be a huge art experience!  Also on the 3rd floor is the One Der Gallery, all works of art at $100 or less.  Some of my oil and acrylic paintings are available there.  All art works are cash & carry and they disappear fast!