Sunday, May 29, 2011


It has been over a week since i have painted.  I find i get a bit anxious when i don't make the time to get out to my studio.  You'd be amazed at how much time artists spend working on everything other than their actual art in order to keep afloat!  Promotional stuff and marketing requires a big chunk of time and expertise in computer skills as well.  After fighting it, (the computer) as a tool to get my work out there...... i decided to embrace it.  In actuality, like the human brain i probably only use less than 10% of its capability!  SOLD

Friday, May 20, 2011

Pear Blossoms & Hood

I am getting ready for the Pear and Wine Festival happening here in Hood River at WAAAM, Sat May 21- Sun May 22.  This is a classic rendition of what the valley looks like in spring and thank goodness it finally arrived!  This painting will be available at the Festival.  SOLD

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

old adobe

It's been a while since i have posted anything, which is not to say i haven't been painting because i have!  The creative faucet is flowing, there is the odd dud but oh well, another reminder of humility.  I enjoyed the GAOS tour over the weekend, sold 8 paintings.  Mostly small, or as i like to describe them, introductory pieces.  This painting i was inspired by master pastel artist Albert Handel.  I love the texture of adobe walls, the irregularity of color and form.
AVAILABLE, Ryan Gallery, Lincoln City, OR

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

From the ground up

I am extremely busy getting ready for the up coming Gorge Artist Open Studio tour next weekend, May 14-15.  This is one of the paintings you will have an opportunity to check out at my studio while on the tour.  I, like the 40 plus artists participating this year, am very excited!  It is a wonderful opportunity to discover all of the amazing talent we have here in, and around the gorge.  AVAILABLE