Monday, April 2, 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018

"Red Barn" oil on panel 12"x9" 
This was painted plein air at Dawes Arboretum this past fall. It was a rainy overcast day and the flat colors show that. In spite of the rain it went fairly well until I triped and plopped the painting face down on the wet grass! Time to make a wet panel carrier!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

"Blueberry" 9x12" oil on canvas panel. This portrait was painted from life. Very thankful to have a great group of figure painters that get together to share the cost of a model with no instructor @ Sunbear - Figure Studies Studio

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Oil painting on hardboard 12 x 12'' painted from life over two short painting sessions.

Saturday, December 16, 2017



These charcoal drawings were created during a great class at Sunbear Studio and Gallery called "Experimental Drawing". We focused on loosening up and developing our ability to self critique our work.

Saturday, December 9, 2017






Two studies for a portrait that I would like to paint. I think it is more difficult to do a portrait of someone you know well!

Monday, December 4, 2017


This is an 11"x14" oil portrait painted from life. The likeness to the model is very close but not as close as I would like. I think trying to capture a likeness requires some real planning before painting. If there were time it would be great to do some drawings first to work on being true to the model's features. This painting was completed in two sessions between 2 and 2.5 hours each.