Monday, January 8, 2018


I don't believe I've ever seen so many Tesla's in one place. Out in the middle of pucker brush in southern California was a charging station in the back of the Anderson Split Pea Soup parking lot. (Gustine, CA) The signs state 30 minute general parking for Tesla's. Watercolor in my sketchbook.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Bob's Red Mill

Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie, OR. I worked while I ate lunch. My personal rule is when where I am sketching gets busy - leave. I don't want to be taking up space that makes them money. I wasn't able to finish the rows but you get the idea. Their food is great by the way. Watercolor in my sketchbook.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Along the river in Warren

The wind off the water was CHILLY so we opted to work from the car yesterday.  This is an old barn located along Old Portland Rd.  Scappoose Bay which connects to the Multnomah Channel is just behind the tree line.  We enjoyed ten straight days of sunshine which is practically unheard of in December.  Sadly it's coming to an end so this will be the last outside outing until spring.  Watercolor in my sketchbook. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Wildwood on a sunny day

A very rare day for December. It was clear and warm-ish. I took my plein air group out to the Wildwood golf course just outside of Scappoose. A quick watercolor in my sketchbook.

Friday, December 1, 2017

My Walk Stool

I invested in a walk stool several months ago. I've found it's worth every penny. It's extremely well made. It folds down small so it's easy to pack around for plein air work. It's lightweight yet very durable. Comes in a reusable pouch with draw strings that can be used like a backpack for carrying it. I bought the 22" stool which allows me to have my lap to work on and it's a natural sitting position so I find it quite comfortable.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Great news!

I received an email from the Portland Ketchup Company (Portlandia Foods) informing me my drawing (Sentimental Journey) had been selected to be featured on one of their labels for their Worcestershire sauce bottles.  


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Newels of Timberline Lodge: Walking Tour

This is a 4" x 18" card that folds down to 4" x 6".  Depending on how you open it, one side is a brief history of the lodge and the unique bird and animal newels that were carved from 1935 - 1937 during the WPA project.  The card comes in a clear plastic protective sleeve. 

The other side are the newels arranged in the order you will find them in the lodge starting from the ground floor walking up the stairs:

To purchase the card:  Shipping is included. Note:  The watermark does not appear on the card.

Also available at the front desk of the lodge while supplies last.