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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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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. Price: $175 Media: Oil […]

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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. Price: $295 Media: Oil on canvas panel […]

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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. Price: $295 Media: Oil on canvas […]

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