Local Rural, oil on canvas, 20x42 Sometimes the most paintable views are right around the corner. Local Rural was a fall view not far from my studio. I was [...]
Easy Way Out, oil on canvas, 11x14 I’m always drawn to the play of light across a pastoral scene. In this particular landscape, I was intrigued by the perpendicular [...]
Drive Sentinels, oil on canvas, 11x14 Strong compositional design drew my attention to this view of a tree-lined drive. The trees create a wedge shape that seems to push [...]
"Local Rural Too" is an image with an invitation implied by the road to draw you into the scene and enjoy the environs.
I was drawn to the serenity and simplicity in this little gem of a scene. It conveys the peace and satisfaction that comes at the end of the day: work’s been done, the yard is mowed, and the low-angled sunset sends a subtle message of hope. Each shed gave off an air of having its own personality, and I attributed that to when they were built and the personality of each builder.
The soft colors in this view felt like a portal to Spring. My goals were to play up the soft colors of the spring blossoms without making them saccharine [...]
It’s always about lighting. The right light can transform an everyday scene into something magical. There are several places I stalk regularly in the hopes of catching it in [...]
I was inspired to paint this vista because of the light. It seemed to flatten everything as it poured in from the right. It looked like a painted stage [...]
I have visited this ridge above the Clackamas River near my home many times in hopes of catching an inspiring view. That finally happened early one fall morning. I [...]
I was drawn to the simple yet engaging view by the dark cluster of trees in the middle. Variations of this view can be found in rural areas everywhere, but the solid, dense trees at its center seemed to have a life and a purpose all their own.