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Landscapes

I’ve mostly moved inside the studio for the winter – here are a couple of paintings from back in the fall.  Filed under: Landscape, painting, Paintings, Uncategorized Tagged: landscape, painting, plein air, tree

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SALE time!

About once a year I decide I need to get seriously organized and I go through the studio finding pieces that I’d like to find a nice new home.  These are pieces I love but don’t have plans to show and so I’d much rather get them to folks at a great deal instead of […]

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Composition ~ The Foundation of a Painting

I woke this morning with the feeling that something had changed.  The air felt a little crisper, the sky looked a little darker and I could smell the earthy scent of leaves scattered on the ground in the woods. Yes, this is the feeling of fall, my favorite time of year! To celebrate the season, this year I am offering a September workshop that includes painting outdoors with a focus on Composition. An important element in a painting is a good compostion which includes line, balance, movement, abstract form and many other details that are needed to create a great…

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Barrel 42, Medford, Oregon

It started with this composition for a smaller panel, but decided to move to the larger panel with more background info, which gave me a chance to play with an idea I’d been kicking around for a while.  I had been looking at the “Classical” landscape painting formulas and wanted to make a painting that used these […]

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Roseburg Paint Out

I usually resist paint out competition weekends, because they are never really very productive; I wind up usually making paintings in places I don’t have an affinity for and there is not enough time and there is the added pressure of knowing your work will literally be judged.  Umpqua Valley Arts Association hosts a paint […]

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City of Portland

Oil on Panel 10″ x 16″ City of Portland from the Bluff — University of Oregon campus Recently I got to paint a spot I’ve been dying to paint for a couple of years and I got to paint out with a  Portland artist I’d been dying to meet in real life — Gabriel Liston. […]

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Pilot Rock

Pilot Rock – As seen from the Pacific Crest Trail near Hobart Bluff, in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. I painted this in September after the smoke cleared out of the valley.  (We had a terrible, terrible smokey summer from all the wild fires this year.  This is the only bummer about living surrounded by wilderness. […]

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Plein Air Painting Video

I participated in a fun paint out event in Roseburg, Oregon about a week ago and while there, Michael Sullivan, photojournalist at the News Review created this cool little video profile. I love it! Thanks Mike and check out his work at http://www.michaelsullivanphoto.photoshelter.comFiled under: Landscape, painting, Paintings, Uncategorized Tagged: 2015, art, Inspiration, landscape, oregon, plein […]

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Screamer on the Snake River

As I translated a watercolor sketch to oil the painting seemed to take on a life of its own. Believe it or not, the brush actually moved itself! In my shock and awe I barely noticed the flashing lights and loud hums coming from outside my studio. I woke up several hours later and this […]

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Touch of Autumn

Back in Oregon, my husband and I have rented a place on the Siltcoos Lake, near Florence. On a recent warm evening, I wandered down the street from my new house, paints in hand. Just as the sun was setting, intensifying the late-summer hues of the marshy lakeside, one of my favorite recent landscape paintings […]

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