Monday, November 30, 2015

Salmon River

We went on a wonderful hike this weekend- to Cascade Head. We reached the viewpoint right before sunset. This was the view towards the river. I will paint the ocean view in a few days. Bid here:

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

Cascade Head

What a bright and gorgeous day on the coast today! The contrast between the color of the water and the yellow was pretty unusual for Oregon. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015


There is a resort on the Big Island that has a wonderful setting. I think it is Hilton. It has a boat that takes people from one part to the other. On the grounds they have multiple marble statues, surrounded by lush landscaping, a snorkeling pool, a shark pool and a dolphin pool. This is a picture of one of the statues on the grounds. 
This painting is narrow and long: 12x 36, oil on stretched canvas.  Click here to buy:

Friday, November 20, 2015

Koi 3

I painted this one yesterday, but had to wait for the day light to take a picture to show the colors correctly. The under painting is umber. I have added the ripples. Kids liked the ripples. 
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Koi 2

I am still working on Koi fish. I'm playing with different backgrounds to see what I like the most. This is Koi 2. I painted the under painting bright orange and you could see it coming through in a few places.
My kids said that this fish looks older and wiser than the first one. It is oil on canvas 6x6.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015


I have wanted to paint koi fish for a while. They are bright and substantial!  Here is my first attempt. I am planning to do a series of these. 

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Under the Scripps Pier, La Jolla

This picture is of a California pier, in San Diego. The pier is located in a very picturesque place. There are reflections and shadows. I wanted to paint a large one today. Here is the under painting - a work in progress.

And here is the finished painting:

This painting is larger -- 16x20. Here is a link to buy:

Saturday, November 14, 2015


IIn Oregon one needs a full wetsuit to go surfing. The surf is good, but the water is pretty cold.

Friday, November 13, 2015

A walk on the beach

This is my friend's dog Lilly. The shadows were wonderful and dark. The painting turned to be almost monochromatic.

Joy of life

Pacific City is one of our favorite beaches -- there  is a pretty sizable sand hill as well as great surf and a large rock out in the water to round out the beauty. This is a random dog that had a lot of energy and was just loving the day and the surf. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Venice sunset

Last summer we spent several weeks in Europe. Venice was one of the places we visited.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Golden boy

San Diego in the summer has the most beautiful bright colors! This is Michael running in the surf.


This is a scene from downtown Portland.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Glorious sunset

This was a view from our windows a few days ago. The colors were so bright and beautiful, I had to paint it! Click here to buy

I bought a set of pastels, so some pastels are coming soon!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A fuchsia flower

It have been a few busy days for me. I took a train to Seattle for a seminar. The train ride was gorgeous and I took a few pictures on the road that I would like to paint from perhaps this weekend. Here is a 4x4 picture of a flower. It is bright, like a jewel. The black looks darker on the photo than it is in real life.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Golden Owl

My dear friend moved to Central Oregon a couple of years ago to escape from the rain and enjoy the pine and juniper- scented air. She took a photo of an owl a while back. The back lighting makes the owl glow. Here is my rendition of the owl:

Here is the link to the painting