Saturday, September 1, 2018

Steller's Jay

This little painting was my contribution to last year's Portrait Society of America 6x9 Mystery Sale.  Here's how the Society describes this event:

"6 x 9: Limited Size – Unlimited Talent: A Mystery Art Sale"
"Back by popular demand, this program features 6x9" panels painted by previous award recipients, faculty, and other nationally known artists. Attendees have the opportunity to purchase, at a prix fixed price, a piece of art they love, the artist's name is revealed after the purchase."

"Steller's Jay"  6" x 9"  Oil

Sunday, July 15, 2018


Number three of five granddaughters I've been commissioned to paint.

"Gigi"   14" x 11"   Oil

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Sheep Barn in Snow

This sheep barn is just a short walk from where we live.  I anticipate painting it in all weathers and times of day -- and sometimes I'll include the sheep.  

"Sheep Barn - Winter Morning"   11" x 14"   Oil

Sunday, June 10, 2018


Another recently delivered commissioned portrait.  The second of five granddaughters. 

"Sumner"   14" x 11"   Oil

Saturday, June 9, 2018


A recently delivered portrait commission.  The first of five granddaughters.

"Jewell"  14" x 11"  Oil  

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Mossy Tree

As I was driving along the road one wintry morning, I saw this tree illuminated by the first rays of the sun and I just knew I had to paint it.

"Mossy Tree at Dawn"   14" x 11"   Oil

Friday, May 11, 2018

American Wigeon

I often see dozens of these birds swimming along the shores of Langley-by-the-Sea.

"American Wigeon"   10" x 14"   Watercolor

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Crow Visitor

One of our regular visitors, wondering when that next peanut snack will be offered.

"Crow"   10" x 14"   Watercolor

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Pacific Madrone

I pass by this madrone tree every day on my way to and from my studio.  When it is illuminated by the afternoon sun it never fails to stop me in my tracks.

"Pacific Madrone"   36" x 24"  Oil

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Portrait of Charlie Brown

This is Charlie Brown (so named by my 6 year old grandson).  He is the guardian and protector of a brood of chickens and he takes his job seriously.  When he struts around he is very impressive - and I think he knows it.

"Portrait of Charlie Brown"   36" x 36"   Oil