Orcas Island 6

Orcas Island VI / 6×8 in / unframed oil on wood.

I started this one en plein air, on  a really windy day, and finished it indoors. I was sitting on a rocky beach on the roots of a big bleached tree which was protecting me from the wind. In the painting is a beach house, and a couple trees and a picket fence. I wanted to capture the wind-blown feeling of those trees, and the lovely effect of the sunlight on the house.(#3323)

Orcas Island

“Orcas Island” / 6 in x 8 in, oil on wood / $180

We stayed in a bungalow (Buckhorn Farm Bungalow) last week on Orcas Island, in the San Juan Islands. It was really beautiful and relaxing, and I got in a couple of plein air paintings. This is a shed on the farm we stayed at with huge evergreen trees behind it and a fence to the left that surrounded a garden.

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Neighbor’s Trees II

Neighbor’s Trees II / approx 18×12 in / oil on wood / $500 / contemporary black wood frame

These are my neighbor’s trees. I started this a long time ago and then let it sit in an almost-done state for months. When I was getting ready for my show I had an aha moment, and knew how to finish it.
I’m really happy with the loose quality, the colors, and these are my best sky-holes so far.

“Sailboats” and “Big Ship”

“Sailboats” and “Big Ship” / 12×12 in / oil on canvas / painted edges, ready to hang

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Hi everyone, I’m back and have several paintings in works. I’m working on some larger paintings for an upcoming show (more about that when it gets closer). These three are all 12×12, oil on deep-stretched canvas.

Portrait artist paints a Dappled Light


Dappled Light / 8×6 in / oil on wood  / See Available Landscape Paintings

This is an old, plain little bird house hanging in our back yard. I really like looking at this bird house – it always makes me smile, and I’ve been wanting to paint it for a while. Approx 6×8″, oil paint on board. (I’m using nice oak plywood, primered on one side – should I be calling this “board” or “wood” or something else?)(#3278)

Landscape paintings of my Neighbor’s Pine Trees

Neighbor’s Pine Trees / approx 12×6 in / oil on hardboard

I have been admiring these very tall pine trees since we moved in, and enjoyed painting them in the late afternoon light yesterday.

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