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)

"Color! What a deep and mysterious language..." (Paul Gauguin)

expressionist

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Tualatin Hills Nature Park

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Tualatin Hills Nature Park, work in progress. 14H x 20W inches watercolors on 140 lb cold pressed
Tualatin Hills Nature Park, upper left detail, work in progressTualatin Hills Nature Park, work in progress, 14H x 20W inches watercolors on 140 lb cold pressed. Most of the work was painted with masking medium so I’m being extra careful not to paint over some of the great marks that occurred from that.

It’s almost finished – I’d just like to highlight the generous chunks of glowing moss that characterize Winter and early Spring here in Oregon. Indicating the source of light, more depth and shadows is also important.

Branches, bookmark

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Branches, 6 x 3 inches watercolors bookmark

Branches, 6 x 3 inches watercolors bookmark

Stormy Oregon Coast

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Stormy Oregon Coast 02, 6W x 4H inches watercolors

Stormy Oregon Coast 01, 6W x 4H inches watercolors

Stormy Oregon Coast 01, 6W x 4H inches watercolors — I felt the first version painted on Jan 10th (below) was too stagnant, so did more work on it.

Stellars Jay

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Stellars Jay, 8H x 11W inches watercolors on 140 lb premium

Stellars Jay, 8H x 11W inches watercolors on 140 lb premium

Conviction

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Conviction, 8H x 11W inches watercolors on 140 lb premium

Conviction, 8H x 11W inches watercolors on 140 lb premium

This and Multnomah Falls entered into Neoteric  Abstract VI exhibition, SlowArt Productions, Limner Gallery in Hudson NY.

Oregon Beach Fantasy

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Oregon Beach Fantasy, 3W x 6H inches watercolors on 140 lb premium

Oregon Beach Scene, 3W x 6H inches watercolorsOregon Beach Fantasy, 3W x 6H inches watercolors on 140 lb premium

Left, first phase and above after puddles of water wear allowed to soak in certain areas then was blown with a straw. Paint was also removed in some areas. This created a much more dynamic painting.

Summer Forest Fantasy 01

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Summer Forest Fantasy 01, 6H x 2W inches watercolors

Summer Forest Fantasy 01, 6H x 2W inches watercolors

Autumn Forest scene bookmark

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Autumn Forest scene, 6W x 2H inches watercolors

Autumn Forest scene, 6W x 2H inches watercolors

Multnomah Falls

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Multnomah Falls, 6H x 2W inches watercolors

Multnomah Falls, 6H x 2W inches watercolors

Snowfall Fantasy 01

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Snowfall Fantasy 01, about 6H x 2W inches watercolors

Snowfall Fantasy 01, about 6H x 2W inches watercolors

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