Saturday, May 30, 2015

Running in Circles


The cherries appear to chasing each other around the vase - it's appropriate since this painting had me chasing my tail!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Color Therapy


Spring sunshine lifts the spirit, but spring colors make the spirit float!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Red Chimney

This is one of the little houses that dot the older sections of our city. There are lots of them. In it's heyday, Eugene was a thriving lumber and university town.  These old houses were where Eugene's baby boom generation grew up.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


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Yesterday, two of my painting buddies and I took a trip to Oakland, Oregon to do a little plein air painting.  Oakland is a sweet little old Oregon town located between Eugene and Roseburg. Before we settled in to paint, we paid a visit to the town barber/artist, Adam Baker. Adam's one-chair barber shop is also a studio and gallery. He specializes in Western art and his paintings are beautifully displayed on every wall.  Afterwards, we took a short stroll through the town to admire the Victorian houses and gardens, then set up our easels on the sidewalk and spent the rest of the morning painting. A perfect painting day!

Monday, May 18, 2015



My little sunflowers are still perking right along. They've lasted a long time, bless 'em. They look a bit unkempt, as if their yellow hair has been blowing in the wind.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sun Daze


These small sunflowers are the last holdouts from my Mother's Day bouquet. They're a harbinger of the sunny days ahead.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

May Days


I'm still floating on a high from yesterday's art exhibit at the Benton County Historical Society and Museum. The venue was beautiful. The folks from the museum, Mark Tolonen and Irene Zenev, did a fabulous job of displaying the paintings and hosting the reception. We had a successful turnout and just had a great evening. I really appreciate the help and support of everyone involved.

I'm taking a little break from landscapes to paint flowers. Our garden has exploded in color and I'll need to paint fast if I want to capture the season. The flowers in this painting were part of my Mother's Day bouquet. They're still fresh and beautiful. So much color - so little time!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The paintings are finished, framed and ready for the "Shared Landscapes" exhibit at the Benton County Historical Society and Museum, 1101 Main Street, Philomath, OR. 

The reception will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Florence Old Town

This is a painting of the Old Town area in Florence Oregon. It will be part of the "Shared Landscapes" exhibit at the Benton Country Historical Society and Museum in Philomath. The reception for the exhibit will be on Friday, May 15th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The museum is located at 1101 Main Street in Philomath. Hope to see you there!