I had this deep cradled board in my studio for years and never used it. I found it recently when I was trying, once again, to clean the studio. It was really fun to work on such a vertical piece! The dimensions are 12″x24″.
The moon and night sky are always so captivating and hypnotic to me. I noticed the moon waxing yesterday evening. I am hoping this weekend, when it is full, more of the smoke in the air will have cleared. I’m already feeling low with summer rapidly winding down, more to look forward to I know.
In the meantime I am painting a series of nocturnal images. This one is 10″x8″… more to come!
This is a small collection of 10″x8″ paintings. I am experimenting with more aggressive mark making trying to boldly capture the morning light.
I am currently working on smaller paintings. After so many shows and deadlines this year I just want to paint and experiment and see where it goes!
Here is a collection of some of the paintings I have done this summer. They are all on display at my solo show in Pendleton, Oregon at the Art Center!
It just occurred to me that I left out one of my favorites when I was taking this group photo so I will include it separately!
This painting is framed up and ready for my upcoming solo exhibit! The colors were tricky to capture with a camera. Some darker paintings tend to be a challenge when it comes to getting a good digital representation.
On my small easel with a glimpse of the studio in the background.
I just signed, varnished, framed and added a wire hanger to this 14″x11″ painting. I am going through the process of finalizing my latest collection of works for the next show. So many details go into each exhibit, well beyond the painting.
Next I will photograph everything and create a catalog of the works for the Pendleton Center for the Arts!
Another painting in my brooding landscape series. I hope to have 4 of these totally finished for my next solo show. It opens in Pendleton, Oregon at the Arts Center August 2nd!
I am working on a series of storm inspired paintings. Watching a big thunderstorm crawl across the expansive lake gives one a sense of place, a very small place. This particular painting is much more of a calm meditative image. They will get more apocalyptic!
I have been working hard on a large commission since returning from my solo show in Astoria. I believe I will have it wrapped up this weekend! I am then framing it and shipping it off to wine country in California. I will post a finished photo before I package it up.
This weekend I didn’t get enough work done. I did manage to varnish and frame this recent painting. I am still scrambling to get work ready for my solo show at the McVarish Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. That opens June 9th and last into mid July.