Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bill Park Workshop

Bill Park (www.williampark.net) offers wonderful opportunities to explore drawing and painting in his studio. This was a five-day workshop. Here are several pieces I worked on. My intent was to stay on the edge of my comfort zone, so I'd leave things unfinished rather than do something familiar.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Still Life with Guitar and Chickens

30 x 38 inches, oil on canvas.
Everything in this painting belongs to the family that commissioned it, with the exception of Henny and Penny, who live in my back yard, and the cheese, which I made up. The guitar is a 1967 Epiphone and the whisky is Cragganmore.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Donut Skimboarding Mural

I was in San Jose last weekend and collaborated with my brother and his friends to paint this mural on the side of his garage. They like skimboarding, eating donuts, and happy sea creatures. On the beach that's Bruce wanting to play and Sara in her "peace out" mode under the umbrella. We used spray paint and then put the lines in at the end.

This is the drawing.

Friday, February 27, 2009



For the Lake Oswego Chronicle invitational show this summer I'm doing a painting of Kate Power and Steve Einhorn singing in the sunshine at Wallowa Lake. This was a magical day last September during Cycle Oregon, and the painting's title is borrowed from a song of theirs. I'm listening to their cd "Brick and Mortar" while I'm painting (thanks for the cd, Dad).

The exhibit is June 26-28 in Lake Oswego.

Portrait of Maddie

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Rehearsal

This painting was done live at (and to benefit) the Multnomah Arts Center auction. The initial charcoal sketch is about 8x10 inches. In-progress photos were taken during the hour and a half painting session. I would like to thank my support staff: Becky for taking photos, Bill for bringing me drinks, and everyone who stopped by to ask if it was paint-by-number.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sunday Morning, 36 degrees

Here's the sketch I did at the Starbucks at 2nd and Taylor, and the painting I did from the sketch. The painting is on display at Broderick Gallery, 814 SW First Avenue, during the month of February.