Trying to get paintings done and still do some other necessary things like run down to the valley for important family stuff. I shot a photo doing 70 mph on the freeway of this nice old farm as the sun was going down. I don't know what the crop was but wow! did it look beautiful in that light.
All that energy! Seemed the perfect subject to try to keep the paint loose and energetic. I tried to just suggest everything and not get bogged down in detail. No one sees details at this moment in a race...just excitement and energy.
This is Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. It was decommissioned back in the late 50's so her light no longer shines. Replaced by a lightship and then later by a buoy she stands silently still. From our window I can see it in the far distance a mile or two out at sea. I've flown over it to take pictures and taken photos from shore but I've never actually gotten this close to it. A fisherman friend of mine gave me a couple nice shots though.
This beautiful vase of pussywillows sits on a black pedestal in our living room. I con't do justice to the kiln fired colors but this is close. Someone put small, fake blackbirds in various locations around the house and one of them sits here looking out the window.
My son Max and his buddy Cole heading out at a surf contest in Pacific City. I keep telling them surfing is not a competition sport. It's supposed to be about testing yourself against mother nature and becoming one with the ocean and mystical stuff like that...but they just can't resist. If there's a contest nearby ...they gotta be there.