Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Who - or what - is that lurking in the shadows?  No worries, it's our cat-friend, guarding the castle from intruders (or getting hungry).
9 October 2010
8" x 8", colored pencil on paper

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Smith and Bybee Wetlands - thirteen in series

This is the last of the "Smith and Bybee Wetlands" series of paintings, at least for now.
15 September 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper


Friday, October 29, 2010

Smith and Bybee Wetlands - twelfth in series

14 September 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper


Thursday, October 28, 2010

our cat friend reminds us it's time to pet him


14 September 2010
8" x 8", colored pencil on paper


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Eugene - house on the river bank


13 September 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

cat and cup

13 September 2010
8" x 8", colored pencil on paper

Monday, October 25, 2010

Eugene - river bank

12 September 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Smith and Bybee Wetlands - tenth in series

After the one-day respite from the Wetlands, I returned painting them the very next day.
9 September 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Eugene, Oregon - Owen Rose Garden

To break the redundancy of painting views of the Smith and Bybee Wetlands, I painted one of the Owen Rose Garden in Eugene (if anyone is reading this and is not familiar with Oregon, Eugene is about 110 miles/180 km south of Portland).
8 September 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Smith and Bybee Wetlands - eighth in series

Yes, it's another painting of the Smith and Bybee Wetlands.
6 September 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Sunday, October 17, 2010

still life and cat

Here's two different versions of the same idea, the presumption, albeit rightly so, on the part of our small cat friend that he's more interesting than a floral still life painting.  I thought "still life and cat" was more apt than "still life with cat" as he is unable to remain still for long, as demonstrated in the second version.
3 September 2010
14" x 10", gouache on paper
5 September 2010
14" x 10", gouache on paper

Saturday, October 16, 2010

mmm... ice cream!


3 September 2010
12" x 8 1/4", gouache on paper


Friday, October 15, 2010

Smith and Bybee Wetlands - seventh in series


3 September 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

mrrow, mrrow!

1 September 2010
8" x 8", colored pencil on paper

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

stray summer picture

29 August 2010
8" x 8", colored pencil on paper

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Portland - Smith and Bybee Wetlands

Toward the end of summer I discovered the Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area, hidden in industrial North Portland.  I painted a number of pictures based on views there.  Here's the first of this series.
24 August 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Portland - NW Ariel Terrace

I found this view while wandering around Portland's Northwest neighborhood.
20 August 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Monday, October 4, 2010

Eugene - apple tree

10 August 2010
8 1/4" x 12", graphite and gouache on paper

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Virtual Paintout - October submission

I just submitted this for Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout, this month in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The Google map reference picture for it is here.
2 October 2010 - Rio Nilo, San Miguel de Allende
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Saturday, October 2, 2010