Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Two views of the Columbia River Gorge, both 8" x 16", adding to two previous paintings in the same format, from my photos. The views from Rooster Rock State Park never fail to inspire me.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


 Zig Zag Through Snow, oil 11" x 14"
 Snowy Creek, oil 5" x 7"
Portland Snow, oil 11" x 14"

This winter has given us record snow and rain in the Pacific Northwest and I have not been eager to go out to drive, play or paint plein air!  Even bundled up, it's difficult to paint with frozen finger tips!  But I have been inspired and found some lovely photos by Canadian photographer Bonnie Sitter which were the basis for the two first paintings.  On a sunny day, I ventured out into the neighborhood with my camera and later painted the third painting.  The snow is gone for now, but not the rain and clouds, and memories and inspiration persist.