Contemporary oil paintings from a studio located deep in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Raven 6"x6" oil on canvas

On occasion, I have been known to paint images other than landscapes and lately I've been feeling the call of the raven....again. This particular piece was painted last fall and quickly sold. It was the only one I did. Since then, I've been composing sketches and working out the layout for a series of raven paintings. There will be 12 total, all in oil on a square 12"x12" canvas. I am currently about half way through building the canvases that I'll be using. That staple gun is not for the meek. With each passing day, I'm getting more psyched to see these birds emerge from a blank surface. Stay tuned!

Friday, June 5, 2009


Where A River Goes 6"x6" oil on canvas

About three years ago I came up with the brilliant idea to paint 100 6"x6" oil on canvas landscapes and have them in an exhibit to be entitled "100 To Show". What I failed to realize was, as I painted them, if someone wanted to buy one, of course I'd sell it. Who am I to deny someone the pleasure of my craft? Ahem. So I continued painting and they continued (sporadically) selling. Now I sit at my easel realizing that I am nearing the end of my original inventory of 100. I knew with the sale of the first one, that my dream to have all of them at the same time had gone up in curls of smoke. Oh well. For what it's worth, I have about 50 left. Not nearly as cool as 100 to show. What brought all this up is that I recently sold two more little square gems at the Mary Lou Zeek Gallery. Here they are. Say goodbye to them.