Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Last spring I took a trip out to John Day, Oregon to research my book. On the drive out, I saw this amazing field of burned trees and flaming red willow bushes. I figure this painting still needs about 2 more good sessions to finish it up, but I like how it is progressing!
When I saw these beautiful golden trout at Tony's Fish Market, I was more excited about painting them than eating them. But they turned out delicious too! I felt this painting was above my skill level--where I am really lacking is in the area of "verisimilitude." I could not, for the life of me, figure out how to make the white wrapping paper look crisp and papery. And that was a grave disappointment. However, for a cheeky little 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 painting, this'll do.
This will be gifted to my frien Barb Blumer when I get around to shipping it to her.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Dartmouth Road, Gladstone, OR
The sun was at a really bad angle for this one (above), but I think I got a pretty good shot of it. The owner came out to tell me he thought it was made in 1969, and he just had to do a little work on the inside. I think he was a little baffled by why I would be taking pics of his trailer.
Corner of Oatfield and Thiessen
I love the faux wood paneling on this one (above), but there was a car parked next to it that stopped me from getting a really good angle.