"Hot Conversation", Oil on Canvas, 14"x11"
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Friday, December 4, 2015
Thursday, December 3, 2015
"Docking the Maxx", Oil on Canvas, 11"x14"
Port Orford, Oregon is one of the only dolly ports on the west coast. At the end of the day, all the fishermen have to hoist their boats out of the ocean and onto these rolling bunks on the dock. In the morning, they go back in.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
"Woven Matt Vendor", Oil on Canvas Panel, 9"x12"
There are many different kinds of vendors in San Miguel de Allende. This one has beautifully woven matts that he is taking down to the Jardin through the colorful streets.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
"Small Church with Red Doors", Oil on Canvas Panel, 9"x11", Plein Air
This is a small church in San Marcos, California. The interesting story behind it is that it is actually two smaller churches joined together, both of which were moved to this site. The entry with the spire is one building and the other was cut in half and attached to the sides.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
"Smith Rock Sunset", Oil on Canvas Panel, 9"x12", Plein Air
I camped at Smith Rock State Park and captured several images of the area en plein air. Hiked some trails, over the top and along the river. The first evening there, I painted this 9x12 just before sunset. The low spot is Asterisk Pass although Asterisk Rock is not visible from this angle.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
"Divided We Stand", Oil on Canvas, 14"x11" Plein Air
This is a huge rock outcrop on the coast of Oregon that I have watched for 20 years. It had separated near the middle and part of it's top fell in wedging the two halves apart. Last year, the dividing rock disintegrated and fell into the abyss. Also, in the foreground, a sand dune has slowly developed in the leeward side of the rocks. European sea grass got a foothold in the sand stabilizing it and allowing more and more sand to settle in. Twenty years ago this area was all at beach level and now it ranges from ten to twenty-five feet high.
Friday, November 13, 2015
"Windswept", Oil on Canvas Panel, 11"x14
I took a hike with a friend out on Port Orford Heads State Park in Oregon. Found this great view of Klooqueh Rock, and others, along the Tower Trail. Overcast day with moderate winds.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
"Shadows on the Wall", Oil on Canvas Panel, 8"x10", Plein Air
Not far from the jardin in San Miguel de Allende I ran across this beautiful old Weathered door. I set up to paint it but then noticed how the shadows were playing on the wall of the street ahead.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
"Red Chair with Flowers", Oil on Canvas Panel, 10"x8", Plein Air
One year when I was in San Miguel de Allende I noticed this restaurant near our room. This chair was put out on the sidewalk to get the attention of people walking on the cross street.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Sunday, November 8, 2015
"Touchy Subject", Oil on Canvas Panel, 14"x11", Plein Air
This is the top of a Saguaro cactus our builder planted next to our house about ten years ago. Now it is 3 or 4 feet above the second storey eave. He says "it's going to the moon!"
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
"Free Range Chicken", Oil on Canvas, 12"x9"
In Mexico, most chickens run free. For several years, our neighbor's chickens would roost in one of the trees in our yard. Later, when the herds of goats kept ravaging our plants, we decided to fence them out.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
"Hangover", Oil on Canvas Panel, 8"x8"
Walking around San Migeull de Allende, I discovered this wonderful alley following a curved wall with a beautiful Bougainvillea cascading over the top. Through the archway was a shady courtyard.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
"First Hay on the Old Baxter Ranch", Oil on Canvas panel, 9"x12", Plein Air
While I was out painting this scene, an elderly man stopped to let me know that he was raised on this ranch and that this was the first time ever that hay was harvested here.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
"View from Roof Terrace", Oil on Canvas Panel, 8"x10"
From a house in San Miguel de Allende looking north toward Templo de San Francisco. The "railing" shown is typical of most roof terraces there.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
"Going Downhill", Oil on Canvas Panel, 10"x8", Plein Air
San Miguel de Allende is built on the side of a hill. No matter which direction you travel the road will probably be rising or falling. This one was one of the steeper ones.