Monday, November 28, 2016

Saddlemakers helper

My first acrylic painting from late 90's, always an oil painter prior to discovering acrylics.
This painting along with 9 other paintings by me, were on display at the Columbia County Court House through December 2016.

Long Winter's Nap

Long Winter's nap was started in Nov. 2014, left to sit, then finished Nov. 2016.

Wild arts festival 2016 submissions for 6x6 sale,

Donna's American Robin

Loretta's, "Rawhide" American Junco
Burned in leather, painted with acrylics

Ramona's "Dobbie" Downy Woodpecker

Julie's "Cinco de Owelets" two more owlets on the sides.

Carol's, Western Bluebird in Lilacs

Ms Chick visits Scappoose June 2016

visits the traveling chicken to see where Ms Chick and her entourage are now.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Ms Chick and crew visit Scappoose and St. Helens Oregon

The Peace Candle, worlds tallest candle dedicated on Mother's Day in 1971 and again in its current state in 1997.  In 1971, it was covered in all colors of actual candle wax with large drips melted down the sides and it had an eternal flame.  The wax didn't fare well during the hot sun and the forever flame was too expensive.  Since then, the candle was covered in fiberglas, painted and has a neon flame.

Ms Chick arrived during stormy weather with short breaks in the clouds and down pours.  On a clear day, Mt Hood would be in the background here.  The group were not interested in spending time outside in the rain.

Ms Chick and friends are on the welcome sign at the base of the totem pole...really.
Scappoose's native American meaning is: "gravelly plains or gravelly ground" 
The Columbia County Courthouse in St. Helens, Oregon, where part of Halloween town was filmed and some of the Twilight sagas.  Every year during October, the courtyard becomes Halloween town complete with the giant pumpkin.

The Court house as viewed from the Columbia River side. Two fronts.

Days later, This was the best we could do to see Mt Hood during Ms Chick's visit.  It's in the distance behind the clouds.  She has stayed as long as she could, it's time for her to visit other wonderful places.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Cathy's aquarium

As a favor to my sister, I painted my rendition of some favorite Disney Characters

Friday, October 23, 2015

"Errol" Wild Arts Festival 2015

My submission to the Wild Arts Festival Nov. 21st-22nd 2015.
Errol is a Great Grey Owl.
After a long Hot summer recovering from a broken arm and leg resulting from a car accident on May 15th, this was my first painting since the Red Trucks. was my painting arm.
Top L, Donna's Barn Swallow, Top R, Johnny's Oregon Duck owl.
Center L, Julie's Black Swan, Center, Loretta's Errol, Gr Gray Owl, R, Cathy's Hawaiian Cardinal
Bottom L, Carol's, Mr. and Mrs. Wood Duck, R, Ramona's Chickadee