Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Commission of a father who is gone but not forgotten.  Fascinating story since he was a Cherokee and had to go to Indian Boarding School, but this photo was snapped later on

Saturday, November 7, 2015

En Plein Air in Dry Creek Valley

I spent today out in the vineyards painting en plain air, oil on canvas.  Here are the ones I did.

Number 1--A early morning path with strong shadows and spots of sunlight.  This painting is sold.

 Number 2--On West Dry Creek Road in the warm sunshine...trying to see the colors despite the parched land.  This painting is available for $650.

Number 3--Cleaning my palette

Friday, July 17, 2015


Here are some sketches I completed.  There is something quite wonderful about just paper and pencil or graphite.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

I'm working on...

an oil portrait.  Here are some shots.

Further along now

And further still

I also painted this for our kitchen.