When life gives you lemons, draw them, 11 x 14 inches dry pastels, graphite on paper

"When life gives you lemons, draw them". (Nikki)

"Trust your intuition, it's just like goin' fishin'; you cast your line 'til you get a bite." (Paul Simon)

Abstract/Realism

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Diamond Lake – night study

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Diamond Lake Oregon - moonlight study - 14 x 20 inches watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed

Diamond Lake Oregon – moonlight study – 14H x 20W inches watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed premium.

Kaniksu National Forest, Idaho

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Kaniksu National Forest, Idaho - 14 x 20 watercolors

Kaniksu National Forest, Idaho – 14 x 20 inches watercolors on 140 lb cold press. Detail images:

 Kaniksu National Forest, upper left detail Kaniksu National Forest, upper right detail

Kaniksu National Forest, lower left detail Kaniksu National Forest, lower right detail

Watercolor gestures

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Bee Balm, 4 x 6 inch watercolor

Bee Balm, Hydrangeas, and Tiger Lilies 4 x 6 inch watercolor gestures, working no longer than 30 minutes each.

Hydrangeas, 4 x 6 inch watercolor

  Tiger Lilies, 4 x 6 inch watercolor

Japanese Maple

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Japanese Maple, 20W x 15H inches WC on 140 lb cold pressed

Japanese Maple, 20W x 15H inches watercolors on 140 lb. cold pressed premium. Details:

Japanese Maple, left detail of 20W x 15H inches Japanese Maple, right detail of 20W x 15H inches

Special Orders

Thursday, February 11th, 2016


Zen Garden 02 replicated, 24H x 59W x 1D inches mixed media on canvas
Special order, Zen Garden 02, replicated 24H x 59W x 1D inches mixed media on canvas, special order finished, sent and received. Replications are unique from the originals.

Zen Garden 02 replicated for special order, general outline Zen Garden 02 replicated for special order, progression detail 02 Zen Garden 02 replicated for special order, progression detail 03

Chrysanthemums Chair Update

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Chrysanthemums Chair, work in progress

Chrysanthemums Chair front detail, painting in progress Oct. 2015    Chrysanthemums Chair back plaster layering detail, Oct. 2015

Chrysanthemums Chair front and back: plaster layering, sanding and painting in progress

Blue Flag Iris

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013


 

Blue Flag Iris, 24H x 18W inches graphite on paper

Blue Flag Iris, 24H x 18W inches graphite on paper, white mat


 

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Flamboyant Tree flowers and seed pods

Thursday, December 6th, 2012


 

Flamboyant Tree flowers and seed pods, 9 x 12 inches oil pastels on paper

Flamboyant Tree Flowers and Seed Pods – Chapala, Mexico –  9H x 12W inches oil pastels on paper, white mat


 

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At the Alamo 02

Monday, November 5th, 2012


 

At the Alamo, San Antonio, TX

The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, Stone walkway on the grounds, 15H x 22W inches watercolors on 80 lb premium acid free paper, white mat


 

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Missing routine

Thursday, October 11th, 2012


 
The Campsite, watercolors, total size 24 x 30 inches professionally framed The Campsite, 24 x 30 inches watercolors on 140 lb cold pressed premium
I finally brought my watercolor paints back from my son’s place in Canada, where I left them so they wouldn’t freeze on the 5-day drive back west last November. Driving again, I’ve just returned from this year’s visit, when I gave my grandson a one-of-a-kind fabric book hand-made for his first birthday, Colors for Cameron. I plan to make him something special every year.

So, with a couple of new brushes and 12 x 16″ paper block, and now with the rainy season upon us back in Oregon, I look forward to establishing a routine of painting again. Invigorated by a summer full of gardening and flowers, the stunning scenery across America this time of year, plus reviewing archives of work I haven’t seen for ages, I’m all set to splash out some new watercolors. Our Portland house is a renovator’s dream/nightmare!, and we’re not out of the woods yet. Attempting to focus more on art than house, smaller paintings are more manageable and less of a production than my typically large canvas paintings…however, I’m curious to experiment and see how watercolors behave on primed canvas at some point!

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