Corvallis Artist, Oregon Artist. Creating Every Day…paintings, web sites, and courses Oregon daily painter, murals and portraits. Corvallis Web Designer / Web Developer. Original abstract landscape oil paintings
Lately, I prefer acrylic over oil paint on the Claybord surface. With it, I can still get a transparent underpainting that shows a lot of visual texture then pile up thicker paint on top to create a physical texture.
The chilly morning with sunlight burning through the fog inspires me to paint! It is warm and cozy in the studio but I will have to venture out in the freeze to get the day’s list of chores taken care of.
This painting was stolen off the doorstep of its new owner when delivered. If you see it online or in person anywhere, please notify me or the local Police. Thank you.
What it is about slot canyons that create excite- ment? Perhaps it is the cool air, mystery around the corner, hidden treasures, and potential danger? These paintings are abstracted and from my imagination. They represent a frontal and/or sky view with a raging river.
The Obama for America Artworks program is hosting a poster contest around the theme of getting Americans back to work. I’ve spent this sunny day making a poster submission instead of doing chores.
It includes 51 of my paintings and the message is about supporting local economies. Sales of many of these daily paintings paid my rent or bought groceries. Thank you to my customers for supporting the local economy!
It has cooled down here and is raining again so I could buckle down and paint!
Very few leaves have turned bright colors yet but that time is not far off. I can smell it in the air. If you have a Fall scene you need painted for home, office, or a gift, please contact me with the details. I have time to help you out!
I’ve switched to acrylic paint lately to see how it works on Ampersand Claybord panels. I like its staining properties and the textures created when I remove partly-dried paint.
In addition, I’m using interference and iridescent paints to provide interesting color effects, which can be seen when you move from right to left. These paints also provide 3-D texture at full strength.
Come to Fall Festival to view them in person…the photos don’t catch all the fascinating nuances.
Corvallis is situated in such a lovely spot on the map. We have ocean 1 hr away, refuges, forest, valleys, mountains, etc. One of my favorite spots is Jackson-Frazier Wetland. Here is my first painting from one of the viewpoints.
Lazy summer evenings are perfect for sitting around the picnic table and painting. Most of my children sat with me to paint at the beach for my 50th birthday…what a joy! Here are a few of the images I came up with afterwards.
Purchase these paintings at Etsy. They come matted in archival white, mounted on acid-free foamcore, and wrapped in protective plastic.
I’m spending a day at Greg Sarris’ home in Sonoma County, California, with friends. His garden that wraps around the home is spectacular with large lavenders, olive and bay trees, a kidney pool, lizards, and many native plants.
We listened to the coyotes and owls last night and hear the bees buzzing as they spend their day in the lavender.