Wednesday, March 24, 2010

DSFDF portrait challenge

This was my submission for the most resent DSFDF portrait challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed painting her. My painting buddy & I exchanged the portraits we did of each other.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


This moose was a joy to paint.

Trail ride near Mt. Hood Oregon

I painted this piece as a donation to the Columbia County Sheriff's Posse/Oregon Equestrian Trails, poker ride 2007. For 2 cans of food or monetary donation to benefit the Columbia County Food bank, participants received one raffle ticket to win the sawblade painting. There were hundreds of tickets in the can, with a little girl pulled out at random to draw the winning ticket......the ticket drawn belonged to my sister. Go figure. I loved painting this. There are two blue jays in the near tree that the second horse is startled by.
Additionally, to cover up a 4" center hole in the blade, I welded an 8" circle blade in the center. Take another look and you'll see it take shape.

Knife scabbard

I custom made this simple knife scabbard to fit this 10 inch bladed knife. I carved the picture of a yellow lab from a photo. Sorry that it's sideways.

rifle scabbard for saddle

This scabbard was handmade & hand tooled by was not a kit and was not precut. I made this for a 22 rifle.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Max's Moorage

We went for a drive down by the Columbia River in St. Helens one summer day 2009. As we passed by this moorage, I saw all the wheel barrows lined up by the gang plank and called out to stop the car so I could take a picture.

White Tail Deer


Floral w/Black Beauty per Columbia Arts Guild challenge

Streets per DSFDF

Streets of San Francisco as inspired by DSFDF in Water color. My sisters said I painted it wrong....So the image with the Van is how they remembered the ride. :o) It was done in colored pencil on 11x9 drawing paper

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tipsy Barn

This barn is located on Hwy 30 in between Scappoose and St. Helens, Oregon.