Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Lucky Dog

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Lucky Dog, 7x5
This is one of my Mom's dogs, he lives a pampered life in Hawaii. When he's not eating, playing or getting in trouble, he likes to audition for the RCA record label.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Leaves and Sky

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Leaves and Sky, 5x4
Had to paint something like this before all the blue sky is gone.It looks like rain from now and all the leaves will be leaving with the sun.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Close Encownters

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Close Encownters,8x8
At some point, if you live in Idaho, your going to paint a cow.
This one was friendly enough to let me get close (very nice cow, we would have had a conversation if she could talk).

Blue Sky Reigns

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The first thing I saw when I came up over the hill, was the sliver of blue that refused to give way to the clouds.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sunny Vista

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Sunny Vista,8x8
I love this view. I needed to paint something bright today.

Lace Shadows

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I've been wanting to paint this for a long time. Every time I see this garage, the most amazing shadows are cast from the trees behind.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Wild Tree

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Wild Tree,14x11
I did this about a week ago but didn't have time to post until now. Normally I scan, but this one is larger and I had to photograph. I plan on doing more trees. We have some really neat " wild trees" in this valley.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Valley Clouds

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Posted by PicasaOregon Hay, 12x9
So many things to see from the car while driving home from the coast. I couldn't help but try my hand at hay bales. I've always loved the colors and shadows.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

It's My Eye!

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This is pretty much what happened for about a week. I saw the world through my camera, which, if you've ever done that, you'll know it's a good thing and a bad thing. To get a really good painting you have to feel it more than you do through a lens. So I think I'll just have to go back someday when I have more time to just paint!
In the mean time, I might just have some fun trying to depict what it feels like behind the wheel 12 hours a day. You might be seeing some different stuff some time soon (or maybe not). Maybe a series " on the road" ?

The real chellenge for me is to get back into painting. I've had a number of distractions in the last month - wish me luck.

Hard Rock

This was a quick try at painting the red rocks of the southwest. In our recent travels from Florida back to Idaho, I got a lot of material for painting. It was a quick and rushed road trip, no time for painting on the road, but I DID take a lot of pictures. What was that growing out my hand you say?
Oh yeah, For such an easy subject, this rock was hard to paint.

Monday, March 16, 2009

If It Has Wasabi

The latest entry to Karin Juricks "Different Strokes" website.Many people said they wouldn't eat sushi because they don't like fish. To that , I say, " If it has wasabi".

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Healdsburg Wine II

Posted by PicasaHealdsburg Wine II , 9x12
One of the paintings I've been wanting to get to, since our trip down the coast last oct. The late afternoon sun created nice contrast between the hills and the vineyards.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Moments at Home

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One of my favorite places to sit and relax ( usually with coffee). The afternoon light makes this a tranquil spot.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Wigged Out

Posted by PicasaWigged out, 10x8  I figure, since tonight the acadamy awards are on, this would be a good time to finish and post the new challenge from DSFDF. The subject matter  would fit right in, ( since it has velvet curtains and all). The original photo had about 3 times the amount of faces but I thought I'd simplify and go for just a few.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Painted Lady

Posted by PicasaPainted Lady, 10x8  The latest challenge from "Different Strokes From Different Folks". This one caught my eye right away, being from the Bay Area. I'm not as comfortable with the subject matter though, my lines are always crooked when I do buildings. ( But then again I think the "hand" quality shows through and I think crooked windows are kinda cool).

Mt. Tam

Posted by PicasaMt. Tam, 8x10  Last October, we visited the Bay Area. This is one of my favorite scenes of home. Reminding me of all the times we used to see this from our own boat years ago.

Marsh Fields #2

Posted by PicasaMarsh Fields #2, 10x8This one I painted right after "Marsh Fields #1". I thought I would try a vertical and try different colors. I also wanted a bigger version. I really like these fall tones mixed with the water. They seem to just roll off the brush...

Marsh Fields, #1

Posted by PicasaMarsh Fields #1, 5x7  This is another one from a photo taken from the car. Only a very small cropped portion of the frame was used. Something just appealed to me here.

Rice Fields

Posted by PicasaRice Fields, 9x12  This was painted from a photo taken while we were driving ( a common practice).So a lot was left to the imagination, as it was a very blury picture.

Lady Walker

Posted by PicasaLady Walker, 8x9.5This was an excercise from a blog called "Different Strokes For Different Folks". A wonderful blog that invites anyone to participate and paint their own version from a photo. This one was painted upside down, so the painter would focus on the patterns. 

North Head Lighthouse

Posted by PicasaNorth Head Lighthouse, 7x5  Early last year we visited this lighthouse in Washington. Let me just tell you,  it's "picture perfect" everywhere you look.