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.