Tuesday, May 31, 2011

update on the Vivace paintings

As I've posted earlier, I have a collection of my paintings that have been showing at Vivace, slated to stay up till the end of May.  I'm very happy to say that they'll remain up for a bit longer!  


more of Hoyt Arboretum

25 April 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper

Friday, May 27, 2011

cat-approved alphabet - "L"

"L" is for lap, a comfy place to curl up and receive lots of attention.
7 April 2011
10" x 6", gouache on paper

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hoyt Arboretum - path along the sky (two versions)

3 May 2011
5" x 7", acrylic on paper
22 April 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hoyt Arboretum in early spring

21 April 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper
26 April 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper
I paid a fairly recent visit to the Hoyt Arboretum here in Portland for some views to paint.  I'm posting these two paintings together, but between them there's a little elapse of time in the day and a slightly different vantage.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

River Cherwell from gardens of Rousham House

2 March 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper
The painting reference is from Wikipedia Commons, a photograph taken by Hans Bernhard, and so is also posted here under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unportedlicense.  The view is from the grounds of Rousham House in Oxfordshire, England.

Monday, May 23, 2011

along Route Forestiere du Mont Boron, Nice, France

15 May 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper
This painting was an alternative choice for Bill Guffey's May Virtual Paintout.  I ended up just submitting the first painting I did (click <here> or just scroll down for a refresher of that one).  The Google Street View reference can be found by clicking <here>.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Edith Wharton's garden

1 March 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper
gifted
The reference source for this is from Wikipedia Commons; the reference photograph was taken by SiefkinDR, of Edith Wharton's garden in Castel Sainte-Claire in Hyeres, France, and so the painting is posted here under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

I recently framed the painting and gave it as a gift to some friends.

Friday, May 20, 2011

cat-approved alphabet - "K"

"K" is for kibbles, delicious right out of the box.
1 April 2011
10" x 6", gouache on paper

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Couch Park - 3

13 April 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Portugal - heading south from Lisbon (two versions)

I'd posted these last Thursday (12 May), but it looks like Blogger deleted them while doing their mainenance work.  So here they are again...
6 April 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper
18 April 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper

Monday, May 16, 2011

Couch Park - 2

9 April 2011
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Virtual Paintout submission

I just sent this out to Bill Guffey's May Virtual Paintout.  Click <here> for the Google Map reference.
13 May 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper

Friday, May 13, 2011

cat-approved alphabet - "J"

"J" is for jumping, as in from table to sofa to chair and back again.
14 April 2011
10" x 6", gouache on paper

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Portland - early spring in Couch Park

5 April 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper
I painted another view of Couch Park last year, posted in July 2010.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Wallace Park - 2

29 March 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper

Saturday, May 7, 2011

dog friend

18 March 2011
10" x 6", gouache on paper

Friday, May 6, 2011

cat-approved alphabet - "I"

"I" is for ice cream; French vanilla is especially fine, rather like milk.
24 March 2011
10" x 6", gouache on paper

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Portland - Wallace Park

28 March 2011
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Day at the Broderick Gallery

I attended the reception for the May Day exhibit at the Broderick Gallery in Rainer, Oregon today.  It was very cool to see some really fabulous artwork by regional artists (and meet some of them).  Thanks to George Broderick for putting together the exhibit and for being such a gracious host!  The exhibit will run through May 23rd.  I had a couple of my paintings in the show. 
George says the cat may belong to a neighbor, but it appeared he adopted George.

one of my paintings in the show
11 April 2011
14" x 20", acrylic on paper
The other painting showing was one I posted back in March 2011.