Saturday, December 24, 2011

Challenge 32 by Rookiepainter

This month Challenge by rookiepainter, painted in oil on a 8 by 10 canvas panel.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Workshop day 2

This is the homework for week 2, of the webinar put on by Johannes from WETCANVAS. Painted in oil on a 11 by 14 canvas.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Workshop by Johannes from "Wetcanvas Live"

Johannes is giving another free workshop, webinar on Wetcanvas Week 2, He painted from a photo reference a demo. Right after the class I tried my luck at the same picture ( Johannes flipped the photo horizontaly ) painted in oil on a 11 by 14 canvas.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fall at Mt. Pisgah

Fall scene at Mt. Pisgah, Eugene, OR; Painted on a 16 by 20 Canvas in oil, this is a popular plain air spot.

Wildwood Falls, Cottage Grove

I painted this 16 by 20 painting from a plain air study and a photo reference.

Château d’Azay-le-Rideau

This oil painting is for the ADNW Challenge, the reference photo is from Lee Brown, from his travels to France.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

2 Plain Air paintings

Joint the Plain Air Painters of Lane County for a couple of paint outs, one at the Masonic Cemetery, on a beautiful sunny afternoon, the other at Steward Pond Nature Park.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Born to Shop

This little girl just ask to be painted, it is for the DPW Challenge, painted in oil on a 10 by 8 on canvas panel.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Plain Air, Saginaw Vinyard

A 11 by 14 painting done with the "Plain Air Painters of Lane County" in the nearby Village of Saginaw at the Winery.

Parisian Waitress
This little painting is for the "A Day Not Wasted Blog", reference photo was supplied and taken by Lee Brown from his trip to Europe.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Upper Dorina Lake, Plain Air

I painted this Plain Air painting on a 90+ degree day, with hardly a breeze, in the sun, there must be some points for effort. 14 by 11 in oil on canvas board.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Old Door

Another painting for the Paint and Draw Together Challenge, in oil on a 14 by 11 canvas, almost a Trompe-l'œil.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Fun in the Sun

This little 8 by 10 painting is for the DPW challenge

Plain Air Study, Dorina Lake

Afternoon Painting Session at the local lake, lots of fast moving clouds and windy conditions made for a interesting time, also had to keep a running dialog with a lovely couple and their 3 dogs.
Painted in oil on a 11 by 14 panel.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Evening Light, Bakers Bay

Another Painting from Dorina Lake, this one in the evening, just catching the setting sun. Oil on a 11 by 14 canvas board.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Favorite Coffee Cup

This weeks Challenge for the DPW website, since I don't have a favorite cup, I painted my wife's Coffee Cup, bought in Seattle at the Art Museum in 2008, during the "Inspiring Impressionism" show. Painted in oil on a small 8 by 10 panel.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pitcher with Peaches

Still life for the PAINT AND DRAW TOGETHER BLOG, 11 BY 14 in oil. Had some issues with the fruits, any help would be appreciated.

Riverbend, plain air

A little 9 by 12 plain air painting, about 3 minutes from home, at 8:00am, with touch ups at home,(the sun was moving too fast, had to take a photo)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cascade Waterfall

Just realized the deadline for the Eugene Mayors Art show is here, so in a 2 day span I crammed in this oil painting, 18 by 24. I'll give it a shot, out of the usual 500 entries the jury selects 50 paintings. And guess what, I was able to get in.

Locomotive, ADNW Challenge

This painting is for Lee Brown's ADNW Challenge, Lee always provides excellent photo reference material. Painted in oil on a 11 by 14 canvas panel.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


This little painting (6 by6) was painted for the DPW Challenge, The Color of Music was the theme.
I love tango music, I met my wife of 44 years on the dance floor in San Francisco, and we still try to cut the rug at least once a week.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Plain Air at Bakers Bay

This weekend, my friend Kelly and I went to Dorena Lake to do some Plain Air painting.
Had some problems with the trees on the first painting, but all in all it was a lot of fun, even with the interruption of passerby, handing out compliments.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Colander reflection with Roma Tomatoes

The latest challenge from the DPW website, was to paint some reflective objects alla prima, from life, but it took me 2 days, had to wait for the paint to dry to add some high lights.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Primaries painted with Primaries

My submission to Daily Paintworks Weekly Challemge, I am trying a new pallete, Titanium white, Torrit grey, (can be had for FREE from GAMBLIN), Naples yellow deep, Yellow lemon, Cadmium red and French ultramarine.
Oil on a 9 by 12 canvas panel.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Late Afternoon Drive Home

One afternoon, I took the byway home instead of the freeway and came upon this potential landscape painting, took a snapshot, and here it is 12 by 24 on a stretched canvas.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Watermellon and bowl

This weeks challenge from the Daily Paintworks, was to paint the reference photo upside down, quite a challenge specially the angles. Painted in oil on a canvas panel.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Workshop, Day 4

On the last day of the Work Shop, we returned to Island Park to paint, I had a great time and at the end of the day, Ellen Gabehart the Instructor, had a critique session to look at everyone's paintings, and I think all students at the workshop had a good time and we all learned something.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

5th Street Market, Workshop, Day 3

Here is my painting of Day 3, we met at the 5th Street Market, a small colorful shopping center, I found a great shady spot to paint, giving me a view of a upper level sitting area, one can see our instructor Ellen Gabehart speaking to Kathy, a fellow student, painted in oil on a 11 by 14 canvas panel. By the way, our group was featured on the front-page of the Eugene Register-Guard, the local newspaper, with a nice photo.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Plain Air Workshop, Day 2

Today we met at the Rose garden in Eugene, Ellen, our instructor started out showing us how to paint a variety of flowers in watercolor, also how to paint groups of flowers. then we spread out all 12 of us, 11 ladies and I and did our thumbnail sketches. Here is my painting of the entrance to the Garden.

Plain Air Workshop, Day 1

I am taking a plain Air Workshop in Springfield and on the first day, we visited Island Park, focusing on composition, starting out with thumbnail sketches, and then working on a painting, the instructor,Ellen Gabehart started the day out with showing us how to mix variation of green, which is necessary if you paint landscapes in the Northwest Painted in oil on a 11 by 14 canvas panel.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

ART MATERIAL, Still life

This still life was for the PAINT AND DRAW TOGETHER Challenge, Lela Stankovic provided the excellent reference photo. I used water mixable oil paint on some 12 by 9 watercolor paper.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wetland Spring

A scene from my walks with the dog, lots of green with the afternoon sun, painted in oil on a 11 by 14 canvas.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Iris Challenge

June 2011 Studio Atelier Challenge, painted in oil over an acrylic under painting, on a 11 by 14 canvas.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Orange Rhody's

On a recent trip to the store, I noticed this Rhody plant, who looked like it was on fire, so after I took a photo I painted the flowers on one of our endless rainy days, in oil on a 18 by 24 canvas.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Actually the girls where watching some artists build a nativity scene out of sand.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Colegialas Mazatlan

This 16 by 20, oil painting was done from a photo I took last year in December on a trip to Mexico

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cottage Grove, goat farm

Here is a little study from a local goat farm in late afternoon light.

Still life with roses

I worked for a while on this 16 by 20 oil painting from a photo to try something new.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Classy Kitty

If it's Saturday it must be time to paint another Challenge for the Daily Paintworks, I painted this Kitty in oil on a 6 by 6 gallery wrapped canvas, a first for me, for this size I needed my glasses.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Ready for dinner

While preparing dinner I checked the weekly DP Challenge, and lo and behold my subjects where right in front of me, 2 hours later they where immortalized. Oil painting on a 11 by 14 canvas panel.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Redwing Blackbird

This painting is for the PAINT AND DRAW TOGETHER BLOG, Hosted be Lela Stankovic, painted in oil on a 14 by 10 canvas paper.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Three Mango's

My submission for the ROOKIEPAINTER'S Website, Jen allowed to change the original photo, so I took full advantage, also SAFEWAY had Mango's On Sale 3/$1.00, I could not resist, needless to say I ate the props.
Painted with oil on a 11 by 14 canvas panel.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Watch the Louis Vuitton !!!

This is for the weekly painting challenge from DAILY PAINTWOKS, the lady listening to her music is kind of hovering over her Louis Vuitton Bag (?). Painted in oil on a 14 by 11 canvas panel.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Small painting for the DAILY PAINTWORKS WEEKLY CHALLENGE, painted in oil on a 11 by 14 canvas panel.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Canyon Creek Meadows

Practicing things I learned at the Landscape Webinar put on Johannes at the wetcanvas website. Painted in oil on a 18 by 24 canvas.


Couple of cherries, painted on 8 by 10 canvas paper in oil. Participated in the Paint And Draw Together Blog, managed by Lela Stankovic