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“Barn/Shed Catching”

by on May.12, 2012, under Acrylic Paintings, for Recent Art

When driving to-and-from town, I go along Catching Slough and at one point there is a very ‘used’, rusty & crusty barn across the way. I am always attracted to the rich, earthy colors existing quietly with the pastures and water. I decided to paint over an earlier ‘abstract’ piece that was based on the colors of that particular barn and make it into a landscape.

“Barn/Shed Catching Slough” – Acrylic/Mixed – 24×20 in.

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“On Going” (Ross Inlet 2) Update

by on May.08, 2012, under Acrylic Paintings, for Recent Art

More done to the previous “On Going” blog post. Almost let it get too ‘tight’ (realistic) but felt I kept the feeling of the visual moment. I’ll add a few touches (some cooler blues to fields) and leave it alone.
On to the next.

“Ross Inlet 2” – Acrylic – 20×24 in.

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by on May.08, 2012, under Printmaking

We have many Chickadees that flock our bird feeder and I am always attracted to their small size and b&w design around the head. So, I thought “small,” “fine” and Wood Engraving popped up as an answer because of its advantages of dense end-grain of a very hardwood (Maple, in this case). After engraving and gouging, the small wood block was rolled with a black oil-based engraving

“Chickadee” - Wood Engraving - 2 x 1.5 inch

ink and printed on Arches 88 paper. I enjoyed the test print and decided to keep it instead of ‘deep sixing’. Then, I thought – let’s frame it and enter the 2nd Street Gallery’s Miniature Show in Bandon, OR. Soon afterwards I find that it was purchased right after being displayed and before judging – a wonderful, and warming surprise! After the judging, I find that it was a ribbon winner. A couple of days later, I gouged some more to get some more ‘white’ around the Chickadee’s cheeks and printed an Edition of ten (10).

“Chickadee” - Wood Engraving - Edition of 10

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On Going

by on May.02, 2012, under Acrylic Paintings

Attached are a couple of things I am working on. A landscape from down the road where I want to experiment with the overall rhythmic and spontaneity of nature. The small square landscape is more to capture the “usual” mood and color of our environment and I get to sit and work 🙂

“Near Home” - Acrylic - 20x24 inch

“Oregon Southcoast I” - Acrylic - 10x10 inch

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