Wednesday, December 26, 2012

"The Lacemaker by Vermeer"

The latest Challenge by Lela Stankovic from the Paint and Draw Together Blog, painted in oil on a 12 by 12 stretched canvas.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December Challenge

Lee Brown from the Blog "A Day Not Wasted" posted this challenge, painyrd 12 by 16 in oil, painted a la prima in one evening.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sunrise on Holly Ave.

Right outside my front door we had this wonderful sunrise, reflecting on the fall leaves, but lasting only about 15 minutes, so had to finish the painting in the studio.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Spend Black Friday painting at the local Wetlands.

11 by 14 Oil on canvas. I started in sunlight, but  as the day progressed the clouds came and I finished when the first rain drops started to fall. I noticed as the sky was overcast the colors in the landscape where more pronounced, i am looking forward to my next excursion. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Friday afternoon.

Friday was mostly overcast, I took a shot at the river, wanted to catch a few of the color left on the trees.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

By the Rlver

Went for a quick paint-out by the river, 1 hour+. 8 by 10 oil.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Daylight Savings Time

The sunset came a little too fast for me, from yellow to gorgeous purple, I guess next time I'll be ready, this was painted on Mt. David overlooking the town of Cottage Grove, about 10 Minutes from our home.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Another warm day in November

Plain Air at the Saginaw Winery, 9 by 12 oil, I wish this weather would last for a few more days, it is so enjoyable to spend a few hours outdoors.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

In the 70s in November?

Impossible to stay home on such a day, River Road in Cottage Grove, 14 by 11 oil.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Country Road

Trying to push the colors a little bit.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Plain Air at the little Bike path Park

Thursday was a beautiful sunny day and I was looking for a location to paint, could not come up with any ideas, so I stopped at a Rail To Trail, bike park and found this little tree as a focal point to paint.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Riot of color

This interesting variety of colors in the trees, made me set up the easel at Bakers Bay, but after 20 minutes of painting, the rain came,  in a rather heavy way and I got out of there. Came back today to see if the leaves where still on the tree and  finished the painting.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sally painting at Ridgeline Trail

Painted from a photo of Sally a fellow Plain Air painter at the last paint out in the Eugene Hills.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Last Wednesdy's paint out with Sally and Victoria.

This might have been the last warm and sunny day of this incredible warm Summer, we had 100 days of sunshine. This little painting is from a trail in the hills surrounding  Eugene.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Evening plain air

Yesterday evening I painted this little oil at the local wetlands, 9 x12 canvas-panel.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Little Church in Walker, OR

This little Church in Walker OR is about 5 minutes from my home, so today I tried to paint it plain air on a 9 by 12 panel in oil.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Oak Tree Study

I spend a beautiful fall afternoon at an oak tree grove near my home, I tried to capture the essence of this stately tree. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

2012 Mayors Art Show

Accepted to the Mayors Art Show, Painting is of a Lady cleaning the fish from the returning Party boats for tips. 11 by 14 in oil on canvas.

Morning Light

My daily morning walk with my dog gets me on Bennett Creek Rd. Here with the morning fog, just before the sun lifts it.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday's en Plain Air

Days are getting shorter, the shadows are moving faster, I am sure going to miss this beautiful summer we had this year. 14 by 11 oil on canvas.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sundays Plain Air, Cottage Grove Lake.

11 by 14 oil, painted around 4pm, looks like the sun is setting early.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Painting with Friends at Mt. Pisgah

Yvonne, George and I took advantage of a beautiful cool fall morning(feels like fall) to paint Plain Air and on the way we spotted a nice pumpkin patch, I guess I have to come back. This is a 11 by 14 oil.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Getting ready for the Roseburg Paint out

The week before the Roseburg Plain Air, I went on a little excursion to see the locations I'll be painting. Those little 8 by 10s are better in my opinion then the one I painted at the festival.

Monday, September 10, 2012

2012 Reseburg Quick Draw, Plain Air

Pretty tired after a day of painting in the high 80Fs, the fourth painting.

2012 Roseburg OR Plain Air

My first of four painting I did in one day, stated at 7:30AM
finished with a quick draw at 6pm downtown.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Today's Plain Air painting

Beautiful Labor Day weather, took a couple hours to paint our Mosby Creek Covered Bridge, 8 by 10 in oil on canvas.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Two studio Paintings

The first painting is a Yosemity Valley View. and the second "The Swiss Cow" is for Lee Brown's ADNW Challenge.

Riverside Park, Cottage Grove

Went early to paint in cool 65F weather with friends.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Culp Creek Farm

On the way home, saw this scene in contra light, just had to paint it.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Plain Air excursion to Rujada

Spend the afternoon at Rujada Park, about a 40 minute Drive from home, a wonderful location and the temperature was about 70F in the shade, subject was great but again could not find the right colors and values, but I won't give up.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mt. Pisgah tree shadows

I am always having trouble seeing and painting the values and colors of shadows.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The old fishing hole

Early morning Tree study, before it gets to HOT, forecast 95F.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Plain Air, Brice creek

Wonderful day at Brice Creek, overcast in the morning, but later a little sun, but I was deep in the canyon, 2+ hours of the sound of water cascading.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Painting at the Lake

I spend 5+ hours at Cottage Grove Lake painting, how lucky am I, produced a 11 by 14 oil on the creek in the woods and a 8 by 10 on the lake.