Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Give Me a Break, at Sunset

"Give Me a Break, at Sunset", Oil on Canvas Panel, 16"x12
On the west coast of Mexico, the wet sand and ocean take on the amazing colors of the sky.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

To the Point

"To the Point", Oil on Canvas Panel, 12"x16"

Boogie boarder south of Zihuatanejo, Mexico.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sunset at the Beach

"Sunset at the Beach", Oil on Canvas Panel, 12"x16"

In Mexico, families go to the beach in the evening and enjoy playing in the water.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Life's a Beach

"Life's a Beach", Oil on Canvas Panel, 16"x20"

At the end of the day, there's no better way to relax in the heat of Mexico.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Farm in Bloom

"Farm in Bloom", Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas, 12"x24"

This farm house in the Willamette Valley of Oregon is completely surrounded by seed crops in bloom.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Lone Fir in Field of Flowers

"Lone Fir in Field of Flowers", Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas, 24"x18"

In the Willamette Valley, just south of Mount Hood, there are many farms that grow flowers for seed. If you catch it at the right time it is spectacular.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Mount Hood

"Mount Hood", Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas, 16"x16"

Flowers blooming in the Willamette Valley southeast of Portland, Oregon.

Friday, June 24, 2016


"Puerta", Oil on canvas Panel, 8"x8"

A typical doorway in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Cape Arago, Oregon

"Cape Arago, Oregon", Oil on Canvas, 16"x20"

There are several hiking trails on Cape Arago. Here is one of the many views.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Castle Crags

"Castle Crags", Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas, 18"x14"

I camped out (with all the mosquitoes) at this northern California State Park and painted few studies. Here is a studio version.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Wet Sand

"Wet Sand", Oil on Canvas, 20"x16"

Looking over the Gorse covered sea cliff in Bandon Oregon.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

River Trail Below Smith Rock

"River Trail Below Smith Rock", Oil on Canvas, 16"x20"
While camping at Smith Rock state park, I hiked over the top and down the back side by Monkey rock and then along the river and back to where I started.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bunting 1

"Bunting 1", Oil on Canvas Panel, 6"x8"

While on the west coast of Mexico, many of these birds visit our property every day. We have built several bird baths that they love to splash around in.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Maria Off to Work

"Maria Off to Work", Oil on Canvas Panel, 16" x 12"

Maria and her two dogs pass by here every now and then to work in the neighbor hood. Some days she brings her own wheelbarrow.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mexican Stars

"Mexican Stars", Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14"

It's like the think they are posing on the "Red Carpet".

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Running Off Into the Sunset

"Running Off Into the Sunset", Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x14"

We've been getting many cloudy Sunrises and Sunsets here on the west coast of Mexico. The clouds are on several levels in the sky, some getting sun, some not. One night there appeared to be the form of a horse riding off.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bananas in Morning Sun

"Bananas in Morning Sun", Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14", Plein Air

When bananas form on the trees, the tops bend over from the heavy weight. Then they have to brace them with hefty sticks to keep the tree from breaking.

Monday, January 11, 2016

"I've Fallen and I Can't Giddy Up!", Oil on Canvas Panel, 6"x6"

When the wind gets going the Bobble Heads sometimes get blown over. Their friends can't even help.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Bobble Head Roundup

"Bobble Head Roundup", Oil on Canvas Panel, 8"x8"

This year I found a bobble head that is a cowboy riding a steer. Here he is trying to round up the other bobble heads. They don't look like they like it.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Bobble Head from Mexico

"Bobble Head from Mexico", Oil on Canvas Panel, 5"x7"

I've been in Mexico for a month and when I first get here I like to buy a few bobble heads from the kids selling them on the street. They call them "beechos" or bugs but they make many the resemble different animals.