Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year Everyone!!!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Two New Boats and a Old Guy


This is a older painting.  2 1/2" x 4 7/8" Mixable Oil  It was challenge to make the lines.  My next piece will be a 3" x 4" and there will be many lines!! (If I can do it!!!)  Not sure what color set up will be.  Here is the picture that I will paint.  I had got a shot on the Columbia when we were waiting for the boat so show for our Dinner Trip.


                                                                  First steps on this one.



                                                          Going to change the color of the boat
                                                          from the photo.  Orange/burnt sienna.

Another step on the way!!  Sure is slow lately!!



                                                         Still working with this piece!!

Will work on some of the last touches!! (Like my name!!)  Dark lines. Fine touches.

I am done!!  (For now!!)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Winter Stream


3" x 4"  Acrylic

Need to put more light in the painting.  It is lighter than the image you see.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Late Fall

              This is one of my older Plein Air paintings.  Have not finished the piece.  Been just waiting to work on it.   Size 14" x 18"  Acrylic.  Going to lighten up more areas with some weeds and other ideas.  Any Comments anyone?


I worked on this Thursday.  Still needs some help but it is looking better.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Miniature Kitty

I put another layer of violet.  Going to darken the background more.  Will see how things go!!
Working on this one.  Size 3" x 4"  Acrylic.  Will keep on working with this one.  Will had as I go.

Getting darker!!  Will keep on working on this!!

One more layer. There  will be more I am sure!!

"Right Under His Nose"

I thing the painting is done!!  Will move on into another piece!!

Light House

This is one of my older pieces.  Watercolor.  Size 9" x 17"  I had been using watercolor for many years.  Now I am working with acrylic.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Had to put one of my older paintings in here.  One of my watercolor pieces.  26" x 28"  Sold
Will continue into my plein air pieces but I had to ad this one watercolor.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Our group got together one cold March. I changed things to May!!!! Much warmer!! My picture was a little cropped but this show the painting.
Acrylic 11" x 14"

Sunday, November 1, 2009

First Plein Air Painting

My first Plein Air. January 1st with a dry, cold and windy day. 38 degrees!!! I finished that piece as fast as I could!! It was cold and the paint was drying quickly. I would spray the paint on the pallette then paint the painting. I finished and went to other artists and showed the finished painting. They had just got started!! Acrylic can be a challenge but what a joy!!
9" x 12" Acrylic


A number of plein air artists got together at the winery one year. We painted at several areas. Had a great time. This piece needs some help. Going to work on the building and the artist too but I wanted to share this plein air piece.
I think I could put more branches over that tree. May work on that piece.

Acrylic 11" x 14"

Friday, October 30, 2009

Full of Bull

I had a great picture of a bull. The problem was that the area was not so great. I did have a old shed photo. Also had some pictures of a cow painting. I did some drawing over the other photo. Then I painted the image. Lots of fun!!
The background was like plein air. I went out and painted the area. Drawing over the piece. Worked over the painting.
11" x 14" Acrylic

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Another Old Barn

Having problems to get good photos of the art

This piece is well known. It is right next to a hiway. I found a way to go into a dark area so I could paint from the area. It is hard to get and paint in the area. Hiway is busy. Found a good place to paint.
11" x 14" Acrylic

New Library in Hillsboro, Oregon

Need to work on this piece. More detail. Started with a plein air piece. As usual, I go for the detail!! Going to work on the reflections in the water.

11" x 14" Acrylic

The Old Truck

A friend had told me about a old truck. We went up to the winery and saw the old truck. Then I got a photo from a place that I used to go near my aunts place. That old barn is still alive!! Just hanging in there. The last time I saw that place was about 50 years ago!!! Had to paint those old friends!!
11" x 14" Acrylic

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

River Near Camp 18

Plein Air paint out at Camp 18 near the coast in Oregon. It was raining so we went to the restaurant near Camp 18. Had a roll and coffee. The sun popped up so we ran to the river with our paints and canvas's. We painted for 50 minutes and then the rain hit us. Was a great paint out. Coffee and roll were great too!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Spot Cafe

11" x 14" Acrylic SOLD

Spot Cafe

This is one of my photos that I have taken from the Hillsboro, Oregon area. Have been painting the town of Hillsboro for many years. Here is one of my latest paintings that I made of the area.
Nice people in the Spot Cafe!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Horse Barn

Fall Plein Air painting. Four of us went last year and painted near a horse barn. The sun was coming from the right. Had a blast that day!! 9" x 12" Acrylic

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Radio Blog

Kim McCool and I were on the radio in August 24th. If any one is interested check out the artists Radio Blog.

Monday, October 19, 2009

First Plein Air Paint Out

I started in January 2005 working with Plein Air. It was 38 degrees. Sunny. Windy. Why I started with acrylic I do not know!! I had to paint fast!! The acrylic was drying out quickly. Finished the piece in 40 minutes!! Had too!!
Had a number of artist painting. They had just got there easels set up and I was done!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Iris's are a joy in my life!! Have been painting a few. My wife loves working with the flowers in her garden!! A good year.This is the steps I am working with. Acrylic. 18" x 24" with a Raparound canvas.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

This is the latest miniature painting. Will be sending this piece to The Cider Painters of America this fall. Size is
3" x 3 5/8" Acrylic. Will be sending 5 miniatures this time.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Plein Air-- Columbia Community Bank

Still working on it but getting close to finishing. Local paper, Argus, came by watching the work in process. Paper showed up with the press info!! Could paper!!! Here is the info.

Plein Air-- Columbia Community Bank

That was a surprise to see the paper swing by when I was painting!! The paper is just around the corner from the bank!!