I have a soft spot in my heart for this particular painting. It encapsulates a lot of the elements I strive for in my work. I liked this painting so much that I was abnormally fearful of dropping it or damaging it in some unknown way! Kind of funny considering I destroy work all of the time, it is part of the process of creation for me. As a result I am less sentimental about work… but apparently not always!
Another painting from the show I am having in Astoria, Oregon at the McVarish Gallery. The exhibition runs until July 12th so if you are in the area, give it a look!
This is a very recent open acrylic painting. The edges of day and night are always inspiring and contemplative. The mood can be tranquil but there is also the reminder of our time passing.
Two of my 14″x11″ paintings featuring pink clouds. I am varnishing and framing these two works for the upcoming art exhibit in Astoria, Oregon.
These four small paintings are acrylic on panel. I finally varnished and signed them so I can mail them to a buyer today!
Small paintings are enjoyable but I do miss the freedom of movement available on a larger surface. Generally it is good to switch up sizes and approach to keep the sense of discovery alive!
I just finished this little acrylic painting. Simple and delicate with a little mystery… those are my frequent goals. I used to labor away with detail but now I am much more interested in gesture and mood.
This is a 12″x12″ acrylic painting. I have done three sunset related paintings this size. All three will be making an appearance at my Astoria, Oregon show June 9th. I will post more info about the show as it approaches!
This is the latest selection of paintings making their way to the Elliot Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California. This collection is made up of four 12”x9” paintings and one 16”x20” painting. All acrylic/open acrylic paint on cradled birch wood.
I have been sending work regularly to this California gallery and am happy now to have a solo show scheduled at the space for February 2019! I pushed off the date of the show so that I could add to my collection of work after my two remaining solo exhibitions this summer in Oregon (eastern and western).
It will be nice to have a California gallery display my work in the midst of another brooding NW winter. I am not sure if I will fly out for the opening but I plan on flying down with a large shipment of paintings as an early winter reprieve!
Two colorful little acrylic paintings each 7″x9″. I have some little boards I have been painting on trying out in frames and then sanding off after a while. These two haven’t been sanded yet! Who knows what the future holds.
I have taken on a commission to paint some small paintings at an unusual size. So I took the opportunity to prepare a number of extra boards at that size.
The title pretty much describes it. I love fog lifting through the trees in the early morning. Firs and pines standing still while light and shadows shift and swirl.