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


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.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Red Trucks/'59 Chevy Viking 60, '59 Chevy Apache 31


All four Red Trucks paintings are
 Hanging For Sale
The Village Gallery of Arts
in Hillsboro, OR.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Puzzle Horse, plus Wild Arts Festival Nov 2014 submissions

stuffed horse puzzle, Acrylic on 12, 3x3 canvas boards.

Sisters donation for the Audubon Wild Arts Festival 6x6 sale.
Top left to right, Donna-"Nuthatch," Loretta-"Rhode Island Reds," Julie Ann-"Paint and Merlops," Cathy Jo-owl, Carol- "Stellars Jay," and Mary Ramona- "Tanager.)

"The True American Gothic"
6x6x2.5 acrylic on canvas

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year, Welcome 2014

Happy New Year to all visitors to this blog.  I hope you have a healthy and prosperous 2014.
I wanted to begin the year a little differently.  My first thought was to post art every day.....which I may still do.  I attempted to do just that a couple of years ago and managed to get through one month.  My hats off to any of you who are able to create art every day and post.  It may or may not be easier with a full time job as I and most of you have.....I think it would be hard no matter what.  Instead of my trying to complete a painting every day to post, I will attempt something a little more doable and less stressful for this artist.  I will draw, doodle, paint, carve/tool, create, something each day that makes me happy.  If it isn't too terrible, I will post it for all to either enjoy.....or not.  I hope it will be the former.
Anyway.....Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

*Baskin' Bleu'

Bleu` was our Arabian gelding that my son owned.  Bleu passed away two years ago and he is still fondly remembered.