One of my favorite subjects: the madronas in my yard, with a view towards Talequah. A large painting with a strong green-gold hue dominating much of the painting. I like the sense of light. Painted in my studio.
36" x 48"
This is a warm sunny autumn view of a farmhouse near Twisp. Last year we traveled Highway 20 on the last sunny days of fall and this painting was from a late afternoon side trip up the Twisp River Road. The next day the skies were overcast and snow chased us home.
6" x 8" oil on panel.
I went to Whidbey island last week to study at a workshop with Michael Workman. We painted both in the studio and en plein air. This was an effort from early in the week, the Methodist Church steeple on Anthes Avenue. I like the light in this one.
These are from my daughter's cutting garden. I like how loose I managed to leave the flowers - most of the flowers are just suggested except for the center daisy which is painted fully. I also like the colors; blue and white are so summery.
10" x 10" oil on panel
At the far end of the yard is an Italian prune plum tree that we planted many years ago. It managed to survive years of neglect and predation by deer and now is producing a fine crop of plums. This view was from spring when the plum was one of our early flowering trees.