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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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Pax Rosa

The Peace Rose has been following me for the past several years. In most of the homes I’ve rented in this time, whether in Southern Oregon, the Oregon coast or New Mexico, this rose has been growing in the backyard! Here she is at my new place near Darlings Resort on Siltcoos Lake, Oregon.


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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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Casper Nights

Wyoming is a great place for artists to travel and let the landscape capture the imagination. Under the immense moonlit sky at night, are these towering rocks the ruins of ancient cities? Or just tiny anthills? When perspective shifts, the mind expands, and this work is just one of the results.

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Alana’s Roses

My daughter-in-law is a definite rose. She’s a woman with a sharp wit, powerful laugh and mischievous energy — but spends her days tamed (mostly) inside the hospital where she works as a doctor. Like these roses, you always know exactly who she is and remember her when she’s gone, whether it’s because she’s poked […]

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Russian Olive Green

A Russian olive tree strikes a stately pose over the North Platte River, which cuts a winding path through the high plains of Wyoming. Early morning clouds cast a cool light over plateaus and valleys, offering a palette of deliciously blue greens, a respite from the summer’s heat.

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North Platte River

I spent the summer visiting my son, daughter-in-law and new grandbaby in Casper, Wyoming. Out there, I found landscapes much grander in scale than those in Oregon, with towering mountains and immense skies. Here, an ethereal light emanates from Casper Mountain in the distance, illuminating a lush river landscape.

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Ashland PaintOut, September 19th 2015

I participated in the Ashland PaintOut last year, and it was a lot of fun!

Me working hard on one of two paintings I created at Ashland PaintOut, 2014

The event takes place at North Mountain Park and Lithia Park. You get 4.5 hours to paint your little heart out, then submit your work to […]

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Hike and Learn

The Friends of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument hold a monthly event called a Hike and Learn, where the invite someone to enhance participants’ experience of the monument with their expertise. They have invited me to lead a Hike and Learn on the subject of Landscape Sketching!  The monument is pretty neat because it has some […]

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