Friday, August 12, 2011


 This is one of my favorite woodcuts. I have printed it with different colored suns in the background so if you want a custom color I can do that for you. These are hand pulled with a limited edition of 100 on archival paper. For an additional $50 I will mat and mount one like below.

Monday, August 8, 2011


6" x 6"acrylic on gessoboard.....................$100


I don't know what got into me but I suddenly wanted to paint the old bumper cars. They are a landmark in my home town. I might do a couple. I can hear the bell ring and the grinding-whirring noise as they skoot around the metal floor. Lots of screaming and laughing and the bang! of the collision. After all these years the same old cars in the same location every day in the summer...Seaside Oregon...what a place!

Thursday, August 4, 2011


30"x40" acrylic on canvas............................SOLD

This it finished. In the end I decided to call it  'God's Place' rather than 'Neahkahnie Mountain.' The Riversea gallery in Astoria Oregon took it. AND Sold it! Thanks Riversea!

 Here's the same piece ,NEAHKAHNIE  MOUNTAIN after 3 days 'work'( I use the term loosely).  I've fiddled with it a lot and just was about to throw a can of paint at it when it finally started coming together. I found it difficult to convey the sense of standing high above the ocean looking down on the trees and water. Starting to look like the real thing although I had intended to keep it real loose. Most of this is done with knives but I broke down and reverted back to a brush.

This is after the 2nd day. Not getting anywhere...reworking the same thing over and over. Went to bed very unhappy.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Neahkahnie mountain

 I decided to start a larger piece today. All these little tiny daily paintings are making me crazy! So this will NOT be finished in a day but I thought maybe I'd post  the progress here on my blog just so anyone watching  will see that I do work even when I don't post a daily finished piece. And you might be mildly amused by seeing how I do it. The subject is from a photo I took yesterday from the lookout point on Neahkahnie Mountain looking down at the sea. Neahkahnie is Tillamook Indian for 'God's place'.  Above is the canvas primed and stretched  but not on stretcher bars yet. I didn't want to waste time making stretchers while I was in the mood to paint. I flew at it most of the day and made a pretty good start of it.  I had intended to shoot a couple photos as I went along but ...I forgot.
Above is what I got done on the first day. I shot the photo through my mirror so that I could stand next to the piece and give you some perspective as to the size. It's about 56" x 40". Around  60 times the size of one of my  dailies. I like working large!