Sunday, October 25, 2009

11 x 14 Oil in plein air
Astoria Marine Construction Company (AMCO) is a century old institution on the Lewis and Clark River. I captured this fishing boat up on the ways having bottom work done. I am liking plein air painting more and more. It forces one to work fast and loose, resulting in a style that for me is much more satisfying.

Crown Point
22 x 26 Oil

This is my attempt at a grand landscape overlooking the Columbia River. I painted a study of this scene in plein air and took some reference photos. This painting was completed later in my studio from the study, sketches, and reference photos. I was also inspired by a oil painting I saw hanging in the Crown Point gallery. I can't remember the artist's name but he painted it in the early 1920's at the very same spot I was standing. I went home and painted one of my own.
Village Coffee
11 x 14 Acrylic

A sunny morning outside the coffee house in Multnomah Village

Pink in the Village
11 x 14 Oil

This is one of several painting I did from our visit to NYC in June. I was attracted to the bright pink color of this townhouse in the West Village.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

12x9 in Oil
The latest from my I84 series.

Friday, October 2, 2009

San Francisco Victorian
11 by 14 in Oil
Another painting done for Karin Jurick's Different Strokes for Different Folks

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Acrlyic 20 by 24 in
This is a painting of Big Red as it might appear during one of the many storms that visit the north coast at the mouth of the Columbia River.

Mother Ship
Acrylic 11 by 14 in
One of two painting I did for the River Sea Gallery's group show "Big Red-Revisited" on September 12 thru October 6, 2009. Currently for sale at the gallery.

Rower on the Lake
Oil 11 by 14 in

Done for "Different Strokes for Different Folks"
It rains a lot in Astoria. This painting was inspired by a trip to the Astoria Coffee House. The scene looks down 11th Street past the Liberty Theater to the Columbia River.