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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fresh Cut

Watercolor on 140# Arches, 15 X 11

Montmartre, near the Moulin Rouge

Acrylic on Canvas, 18 X 24

Kolinsky and Henckles

Watercolor on 140# Arches, 15 X 11

Waiting for the Post (aka. Butt Can)

Acrylic on Canvas, 16 X 20

Portmerion Breakfast

Watercolor on 140# Arches, 15 X 11

Indies China with Grapefruit and Flowers

Watercolor on 140# Arches, 12.5 X 19.5

Quernavaca Cathedral

Watercolor on 140# Arches, 11X15

Bone China and Flowers

Watercolor on 140# Arches, 11X15

Miss Lopez

Acrylic on Canvas, 16X20

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Margaret's Vase

Watercolor on 140# Arches, 11X15
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Wild Sunflowers

Watercolor on 140# Arches, 6X9
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Portmerion Vase

Watercolor on Arches Hot Pressed -  14.5 X 21.5
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Saturday, September 17, 2011

after Andy Warhol, Marilyn 1964

Arlington Arts Council Auction item for the October 15th, 2011 auction at the Medallion Hotel.
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Monday, September 12, 2011

It doesn't get any better than this!

One highlight of this summer was kayaking around Diablo Lake. I was amazed by the color of the glacial water as I paddled around this pristine, quiet lake in the midst of the North Cascade Mountain Range. My inflatable kayak allows me to pull out my legs, so I can really kick-back relax and take in the scenery.

Aspen Grove, Park City

20X24 Acrylic, Casein and Pastel on canvas

I enjoy how these tall spindly trees grow, seeking the light. Aspen are a prolific tree in the mountains around Park City Utah and I made many photographs of them while hiking high up the bare slopes of the ski resort in early Spring.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Lost its Head

6X12 Acrylic on Canvas

The drink of choice for a lot of Germans, especially after a lovely hike along the Rhein.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Produce at Pike Place

11X14 Watercolor on Canvas

So many wonderful sights, sounds and smells at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. I gathered a lot of images on my afternoon trip through the bustling market on the Seattle waterfront for several future paintings. I enjoyed making small watercolor studies while standing among the crowd of tourists and locals all jostling for fresh fish, crab, clams produce and flowers.
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Friday, August 12, 2011


11X14 Watercolor on stretched canvas

I've always loved how watercolor does what it wants to do - painting with watercolor on canvas has added some excitement to the already unpredictable process. Knowing that I wanted to eat this grapefruit made for a spontaneous, fast and uncomplicated painting and working four spheres first thing in the morning was a real brain-teaser - almost didn't need any coffee...almost.
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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Silver Springs Falls

A hike to the top of Silver Springs Waterfall was well worth the effort as I stood almost under the falls with mist spraying over me. Near Entiat in Eastern Washington there is a distinct difference in Evergreen trees and of course that there is more sunshine - always a good thing.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tulare Sunset

Sunset over the water is one of the most exciting and challenging images to capture. The light changes so quickly that it becomes confusing unless you stick with the "first impression" of the scene in your mind's eye.

9X12 Oil on masonite panel

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hiking to Washington Pass in the North Cascades provided inspiring images for this and future paintings.
Acrylic and Casein on stretched 140# Arches

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Shepherd, Jerusalem

The classic image of a shepherd and his flock was captured outside Jerusalem town in the rolling countryside of Israel. When I travel I enjoy making small watercolor sketches in a hand made journal that I make specifically for the trip. I enjoy the quick, first impression, sketches so much that I thought I would try sizing one up and painting on canvas. The feeling wasn't the same as being on location but the result was similar and I enjoyed the process.

Acrylic and Pen on Canvas
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