Painting of Portland

This painting was inspired by a photo that my daughter took in downtown Portland last summer. I wanted to capture the look of the deep shade of the beautiful tree canopy on a hot August day.

I began with a pale underpainting, something I rarely do. The canvas is large, 24" x 30", so I needed to see it mapped out before I could begin.

I began with a pale underpainting, something I rarely do. The canvas is large, 24" x 30", so I needed to see it mapped out before I could begin.

I started with the canopy, working down.

I started with the canopy, working down.

This is the finished painting, entitled Portland Swagger. It was featured in the Love of Portland exhibit, The People's Gallery of Portland. 

This is the finished painting, entitled Portland Swagger. It was featured in the Love of Portland exhibit, The People's Gallery of Portland. 

Baby Chase

Painting this portrait was so much fun. The original photo was such an awesome shot, how could I resist? 

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A fun time was had by all!

My Sisters

I painted this picture of my big sister feeding my baby sister. It was such a sweet picture that I had to paint it.

Happy Birthday Peggy!

Painting Days

It's always an adventure when I go to Marti's house to paint for a few days. We often paint till the wee hours of the morning. It's so good to get lost in creativity. The cat, dog, and chickens, are such a good audience.

Baby Thomas

Shown here are the underpainting (in acrylic), the palette, and the finished painting, done in oils.

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Rose Festival Art Exhibit, Oregon Society of Artists

The boys in the car were part of my brother-inlaw's Little League team. The background is what is now the park across from Macy's at Lloyd Center. Notice the big house.

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The little girls are my sister Julie and me going to the Rose Festival parade. We proudly wore our red paper poppies.

Painting My Sister Julie

I tried to capture the essence of my sister Julie, at age 18. She was a gifted artist and a free spirit. I used the grisaille process I learned from my painting teacher at PNCA, Jerry Sumpter. I built up thin layers of color.


Art In Gresham

It was a beautiful day to be painting outside. My friend Marti and I enjoyed painting and conversing with passers by.

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This is proof that he really makes this face.

Yes, he REALLY DOES make that face!