Friday, May 30, 2014
I went Salmon fishing few weeks ago on the Columbia River (Multnohmah channel) My friend keeps his boat at this Marina in St. Helens. This area on the Columbia is what I think of as the quintessential Oregon with lots of trees, a big river and fishing boats. Here is a sketch and 2 paintings of the same scene the first was a quick study and the other I spent a bit more time on and added some dudes fishing I imagine their boat broke down so they had to settle for fishing off the dock. The one guys is puffing on his pipe it looks a little bit like his face is deformed but water turned out pretty good.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Here are a couple paintings from one of my favorite neighborhoods in Portland - St. Johns, a neighborhood that looks like it hasn't changed much since the 60's in fact "Tulips" the neighborhood's bakery has been in operation since the 50's and the same family owns it. This first painting I actually did a couple of months ago is of the St. John's cinema on Lombard the main street in the neighborhood. (This painting has been sold!)
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Here are a couple Portland Street Scenes close to my heart; Broadway Bridge this is the bridge I ride my bike over two times every day to and from work, and Powell's books store the largest independent bookstore west of the Mississippi just two blocks from my office this is a place I visit often. these paintings are for a series of Portland Neighborhood paintings I am working on there will be many more to come.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Here are 3 paintings that I have in this month's Oregon Society of Artist gallery show. I just got back from the Artist reception and got some good feedback from the Juror who happens to be a very good pastel/ oils artist, my paintings did not receive any ribbons but she liked my paintings a lot especially the vineyard one. Here they are: