Saturday, January 28, 2012


22x30" acrylic on linen

Here's the finished product. I started this back before xmas and posted a few progress reports back then. The other day I took a few swipes at it, adding what I determined to be the much needed final touches, and decided it was done. Sorta like being god.
In case you don't know... this is how you dig Razor Clams after dark. They are sneaky little bi-valves and you can't see them after the sun goes down without a lantern. It's all in knowing what to look for and that takes someone to teach you.
I'll probably try to get this and a couple other clamming pieces in a gallery. 

Thursday, January 26, 2012


6x6" acrylic on Masonite panel..........$100 SOLD

Being a serious wood carver myself,  I get a kick out of painting these hand carved violin scrolls. This one, unlike so many other paintings,  fell off my brush with little or no help from me. That's the way it's supposed to happen every day!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


6x6" acrylic on gessoboard.................$100 SOLD
OH brother!! I spent too many hours on this one. Why it was so hard...I dunno. But here it is anyway.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Acrylic on canvas 14x 24"

This is one that I've had for quite a while.Although the sky was nice  everything else was out of balance and I was embarrassed to have anyone see it though my wife said it was good ( if she knew what was good she never would have married me so her judgment is skewed). I had put it away unfinished over a year ago and just now finally reworked it. I spent waaayyy to much time on it but in the end I achieved pretty much what I was going for in the first place.

Monday, January 9, 2012


Acrylic on Gessoboard 8x10" in a 16x18" frame

I got sidetracked a little. Got a last minute invitation to hang a few pieces in the new show at the  RIVERSEA GALLERY in Astoria Oregon. I've been showing there for about 13 years and it's good to have an opportunity to be involved with them for a special new years show. So I'm going to put this one in and am trying to finish one other larger piece by thursday for them. The theme is 'old and new' ..or 'past and future' or  'now and then' or something along those lines. So doorways, paths, portals, etc. are a good fit. It will hang for a month and I'm sure I will be able to retire and pay off my kid's college loans from my take of the sales proceeds. Well..... I may sell something and be able to help with the mortgage at least... I'll post the other piece before it goes to show provided I find some inspiration between now and opening night.