Mornings are still quite chilly in The Dalles, Oregon, but I definitely have springtime on my mind. Pruning roses and fruit trees, cleaning up the perennial flowers, and replenishing the raised beds occupy my time as weather allows. When I can't dig in the dirt, I head back to my painting table. Red Poppies, watercolor, speaks to the coming explosion of floral color. This painting
Nothing brightens a winter day like finishing a painting of a flashy Longhorn heifer. The added bonus is how well her name, Chex My Girl, works as the title. This handsome animal dwells at the Fey Longhorn Ranch, in the Willamette Valley. Chex My Girl is an original watercolor, 29" x 31", and it will be included with my body of work for the Gorge
I recently completed Contentment, 18" x 14", watercolor. These relaxed subjects are pastured at the end of our street. Every time I hear the cattle lowing, I'm transported back to my farm childhood days.
January finds me focusing on a new body of work to present to the public this spring. I will be a participating artist in the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour, which involves 41 artists from Cascade Locks to The Dalles. Mark your calendar for April 20-23, 10am-5pm each day. This event is free to the public! Morning Mist, (watercolor, 29" x 37") is a view
My watercolor process in a time-lapse video of "Late Summer Splendor".
Phase one of my sunflower watercolor: painting the background and petals. http://youtu.be/0onATYStamQ
I'm pleased to share that my painting, "Cornhusk Treat", has been accepted into the Watercolor Society of Oregon Fall Show! Thank you, Juror Paul Jackson. Mount Hood Community College Visual Arts Gallery will exhibit the 80 selected paintings for this transparent watercolor show. Opening reception will be on Oct. 6, and the show will run Oct. 3-30.
It's always fun when inspiration occurs close to home. I live on a street ending at a pasture. It's not like living out in the country, but I do get to listen to the evening lowing of cattle. This cow and her youngster are part of the neighboring herd. I chose paint with these colors because they broadcast the freshness of that day, and my
The Fey Longhorn Ranch (Yamhill, Oregon) have magnificent cattle. The appealing nature of this cow receiving a leafy snack from her owner caught my eye. Cornhusk Treat, watercolor, 19" x 25", unframed
This Friday, July 7 (5-7 pm), I will have an opening reception for my solo show, A Western Love of Color. The show is presented by Pendleton Art & Frame, located at 36 SW Court Ave., Pendleton, Oregon. I've had fun painting cattle and horses for this exhibit, and I've also included many river pieces...another favorite subject of mine. Please join me for this opening.