I have painted some small campfire paintings with the intention of eventually working on larger ones. Currently the largest boards I have prepped are 11″x14″ so I decided to paint some at that size. Just large enough to give me more freedom of movement! I sold this one before I posted it on Instagram. The woman who purchased it saw it on my “story” which is a video limited to 24 hours. She lives in Kuwait, excited to be sending work to a country I have not mailed to previously!
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″.
This 36″x48″ painting has been part of my exhibit collection since late last fall. Yesterday it sold at the McVarish Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. This is one of my favorite recent large scale paintings, I hope it adds some intrigue and drama to it’s new home!
I recently became a minted artist. I am excited about new opportunities and the print world is something I have never explored. If you are not familiar with minted, they are a large online marketplace of independent artists and designers. They use crowdsourcing to select winning designs and their minted members. From their website you can order art prints, home decor and stationary.
Minted has launched “Wall murals” so for a very limited time you can buy massive prints of three of my paintings! I am including a link in this blog to all three murals!
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.
Testing out a frame on this 9″x7″. Frames can really give a painting a beautifully finished look. I have been working on panels recently and these are difficult to hang without a frame. So I have purchased a couple of frames to test them out. I typically don’t spend extra money on frames so trying to decide how to move forward with these!
Two little ocean paintings I recently finished. These were sold and will be shipped off to England in early April with some larger works.
Clean water on dirty plastic, sadly it’s usually the other way around.
As the surfaces I work on are developing a filthy patina it makes for an interesting contrast with the paintings. This particular painting is 12″x9″.