Sunday, December 13, 2009

Oil 12x12
All has been revealed as promised. This is a portrait of artist Lori Margulies from California. This is my entry in Karin Jurick's year end portrait challenge. 180 artists entered and were paired up so that each pair of artists painted each other. No one knew who they were painting until Karin published the paintings on her web site. You can see all the paintings including the fine portrait Lori did of my ugly mug.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Columbia Sunset I
Oil 9x12
I liked the way this turned out and I may do a series. There is no shortage of subject matter at the mouth of the Columbia River.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Few Miles Out of Ontario
Oil 11x14
On I84 in the early morning between Ontario and Baker city the deep shadows on the rolling hills caught my eye. Not a good spot for plein air so I snapped a few photos.
Social Security Beach
Oil 9x12
So named as the beach at Fort Stevens State Park that is often frequented by retirees fishing and crabbing from the shore. Cape Disappointment is in the background
South Clatsop Slough
Oil 10x14
One of the tidal sloughs that flow into Fort Clatsop National Park

Gillneter on the Blocks
Oil 11x14
A 60+ year old wooden gillnet boat up for repair. This is a study I did at the Astoria boatyard
Old Columbia River Highway
Oil 11x14
This will probably be one of my I-84 series paintings since this was the route before there was an I-84