Painting close to home

Some days I just want to paint right outside, close to lunch and a bathroom, not losing any travel time…. Here’s a close-up of the texture on this one. Dancing Clouds, 9×12″, oil on linen

Big Ship

Big Ship / 12×12 in / oil on stretched canvas / painted edges; ready to hang / This is a scene as seen from a ferry out of Seattle.

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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“Plums” and “Umbrella”

Above: Plumbs, 6×12″, oil on raw wood.  The colors in the photo aren’t quite right; the plumb color is actually quite nice. Umbrella, 6×6″, oil on wood. I’m starting to enjoy painting pine trees. Here is another pine tree painting.

“Sailboats” and “Big Ship”

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


Silver chimney peak. I’m enjoying the light blue skies this week. Oil on canvas panel (canvas on Gaterboard), 6x6in.