Monday, November 20, 2017

Blue Rose Flour Mill

It took a little pushing myself, but yesterday I got out painting of one of our few dry days lately. It was in the high 40*'s which is usually too cold for me but yesterday it was OK. No wind and a few sun breaks. I'm trying working on my plan to do a quick color sketch outside then do a larger painting inside. It helps remove the pressure I normally feel to come up with a finished painting. Unfortunately, I'm still pretty slow coming up with the sketch.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Texas Hill Country 8" x 10"

I've been working on painting inside from color sketches done outside. I was in Texas taking a workshop from Julie Davis recently. I really love her work and came home with lots of things to think about and work on. This old outbuilding was one of many at the ranch where we were painting.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Portuguese Tree 8 x 10

I've been practicing clouds and trees lately. This one turned into a painting.  We spent some time walking in the Douro Valley of Portugal recently. An amazing experience.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Looking Through 10 x 8

A wonderful, summer day at Dorris Ranch today.  The yellow jackets were buzzing me. A little nerve-wracking. Maybe they like paint thinner One drowned himself in my thinner.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Priceboro Bend 6 X 8

I painted this in June, I believe. It is in a lovely farming area just east of I-5. I used to take my dad for drives out there. It was 2013 when I brought him to Eugene. He was failing physically and mentally. Although he was living in a facility, I spent a lot of time with him and handling his financial and legal affairs. I wanted to do that, but it took my focus away from painting. He passed almost 2 years ago. This is a long winded way of saying I am so glad to finally be focusing on painting again.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Firelight 8 X 10

We've had a lot of smoke in the valley lately because of all the forest fires that are raging in Oregon.
It makes for some atmospheric perspective that we don't usually get.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Mount Pisguah Trail 8 X 10

It was a lovely, warm summer morning at the back side of Mt. Pisguah. I love the tranquility of painting in this area.
It's been so long since I posted. I'm finally back to painting!