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The Contemporary Look

I just wanted to share a quick note on my paintings that might not be obvious unless you come to one of my gallery shows! Recently I’ve been using cradled hardboard instead of canvas for some of my works. Instead of painting on a canvas stretched onto a frame, the cradled hardboard format allows me […]

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Daring Views of Grizzly Peak

I’ve been fortunate enough to occupy a studio that looks out over Grizzly Peak in Ashland. These paintings are a series I did on different days in the month of May. Looking at the very different scenes that can be composed from one vantage point, I’m reminded that there is opportunity to capture beauty everywhere […]

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Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake)

On a hot summer day, a group of plein air students and I headed out early to capture the stunning colors of Emigrant Lake. I created this piece as a demonstration, and the cool blue water still calls to me for a swim! Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake) 10″x10″ Cradled hardboard $395

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Watercolor & Ink Studies – Just For Fun

Introduction. Hi!  I’d like to simply share a couple of watercolor studies.   Why Do Studies. There are several reasons why I like doing these studies.  Here are a few reasons that come immediately to mind. Focus:  One has to pay attention when working with watercolor.  The paint moves and I like to take advantage […]

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Watercolor & Ink Studies – Just For Fun

Introduction. Hi!  I’d like to simply share a couple of watercolor studies.   Why Do Studies. There are several reasons why I like doing these studies.  Here are a few reasons that come immediately to mind. Focus:  One has to pay attention when working with watercolor.  The paint moves and I like to take advantage […]

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Southern Oregon Plein Air Competition, 2017

On the last weekend of June this summer, artists from across the region convened in the Rouge Valley for an annual frenzy of paint, camaraderie and friendly competition. They changed the rules slightly this year but what didn’t change was that all put out their best work and were deservedly recognized. Here are my three […]

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Still Life: “Coffee Cup With Rabbit Netsuke”

Still Life For Suzanne. Greetings!  I’d like to share with you my latest still life painting:  “Coffee Cup With Rabbit Netsuke”.    The setup is a sort of homage to my sister Suzanne.  She likes rabbits and she gave me the coffee cup.  Yellow and red are her favorite colors.  I don’t know about other […]

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Still Life: “Coffee Cup With Rabbit Netsuke”

Still Life For Suzanne. Greetings!  I’d like to share with you my latest still life painting:  “Coffee Cup With Rabbit Netsuke”.    The setup is a sort of homage to my sister Suzanne.  She likes rabbits and she gave me the coffee cup.  Yellow and red are her favorite colors.  I don’t know about other […]

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Its That Darn Brand Thing Again! On Defining My Brand

Introduction: My Own Brand, or Modus Operandi Lately I’ve been thinking about “brand” as it relates to my own artistic style or modus operandi (MO).  Why do I avoid defining my brand?  Choices; there comes a time when we can’t do it all.  I have come to realize that if I don’t focus on a […]

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Its That Darn Brand Thing Again! On Defining My Brand

Introduction: My Own Brand, or Modus Operandi Lately I’ve been thinking about “brand” as it relates to my own artistic style or modus operandi (MO).  Why do I avoid defining my brand?  Choices; there comes a time when we can’t do it all.  I have come to realize that if I don’t focus on a […]

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