Saturday, May 5, 2012

Colors of the Season show now open.


Reception tonight at Art on Broadway.  May 5,  from 6:00PM until 9:00PM. 

Art on Broadway
12570 SW Broadway St.
Beaverton, Oregon 97005 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

December Newberg Artwalk

Come to the Newberg Artwalk the first Friday in December. Rose Caffarelli, Nathalie Equall and I are exhibiting our work at the Coldwell Banker office for the month of December.
The Artwalk is in downtown Newberg on Friday,  December 2,  from 5-9pm.
Wild Garden  12x16 Pastel

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Artist to Artist – Works by Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters

I am honored to have my painting included in the Portland Plein Air and Studio Painter's group show at Art on Broadway in Beaverton. Show date is 11/12/2011 - 11/26/2011.   The public is invited to attend a free evening reception on Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 6 PM to 9 PM.

Evening Dream   12x16 Pastel

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Two group shows.

My painting,Coastal Fog, was accepted into the Beaverton Annual Visual Arts Showcase.
The show is held at the Beaverton City Library from November 5 - 13, 2011. The Gala opening is Saturday evening from 7-9PM. Show is free and open to the public during regular library hours.
Coastal Fog 12x16  Pastel

I have three pastels in the Nature in our City Parks show at Portland City Hall for the month of November.
The opening reception in on Thursday, November 3, from 5:30-9PM. Free admission.  

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I revised the left side to make the land lay flat and added a few flowers to that side. Both good suggestions from the critique group.

Oak Island Overlook 12x16  Pastel

Monday, September 19, 2011

A favorite place to paint.

This pastel was started as a plein air piece last week and I have taken it as far as I dare for now.  Luckily it is the weekly critique group this week, so I can seek guidance before I succumb to the urge to work on it some more.

Oak Island Overlook 12x16  Pastel

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The shapes of shadows

This piece started with an acrylic wash under painting.  .After I had my large shapes established, I started modifying the areas with pastels,  gently darkening and brightening the colors but keeping my overall large shapes and values intact.  It really helped to have an idea of what I wanted it to look like BEFORE I began. 

Untitled  9x12  Pastel on Uart 800

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I painted these two pieces as part of the Annual Silverton Arts Outdoor Painting event.  The Goat shed is at Geercrest Farm near Silverton. The Blooming Field is near Silverton.  Both pieces will be in the show in October. 
Goat Shed  9x12  Pastel

 Blooming Field   11x14  Pastel

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hillsboro Plein Air

The Hillsboro Plein Air started today.  It was a very nice day for painting and a lot of painters opted for the Jackson Bottom Wetlands.  Luckily, the place is huge, so one could paint with others or not. No shortage of beautiful scenery.

Jackson Bottom Wetland  12x16  Pastel

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

After Lavender, what do you paint?

The gold is in the fields!   The first one was started on location at Jackson School Lavender last week.  I was having trouble making lavender work in the foreground.  So, when I didn't need it for the festival,  I reworked it without lavender at all.

Jackson School Road 9x12 Pastel             
Edge of Town  12x16 Pastel