Friday, April 6, 2018

Next one in the series: CRPUD


Columbia River PUD in Warren, Oregon  

9-2/3" x 4-1/4" hot press 140# Senneliers cotton paper.
Sennelier watercolors
Holbein gouache

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Coming in May...

Mark your calendars for the show at the St Helens Library starting May 7th.  We will be doing a presentation the last Thursday of the month on urban sketching and plein air painting.  More details are coming.  


Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Library


Another in the series: The Library, St Helens.  

9-2/3" x 4-1/4" hot press 140# Senneliers cotton paper.
Sennelier watercolors
Holbein gouache

Friday, March 23, 2018

The fire station in St. Helens


Another one finished.  Well maybe finished.  There are a couple of things I would like to tweak but I'll set it aside and take a look at it with fresh eyes in a couple of days.  

9-2/3" x 4-1/4" hot press 140# Senneliers cotton paper.
Sennelier watercolors
Holbein gouache


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Emmert Motors, St Helens - the next in the series

This one was a tough one for me.  I don't normally incorporate cars in my designs.  I actually bend over backwards to avoid having cars in my pieces but this location was all about cars.  I sat across the street, drew the cars, erased the cars, redrew the cars and erased the cars.  I repeated the process about ten times before deciding to make the best of what I had.  




Emmert Motors
St. Helens, OR

9-2/3" x 4-1/4" hot press 140# Senneliers cotton paper
Sennelier watercolors
Holbein gouache

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The front desk at Timberline Lodge



To help you enjoy your adventure at the lodge, my Newels of Timberline Walking Tour is now available at the front desk of Timberline Lodge.  

Friday, March 9, 2018

It's all by design

When people comment I don't draw from my imagination I'm not at all offended. They probably don't realize I consider it a compliment. Going to college I started out in commercial art so I could make a living doing what I loved. Commercial art later grew to be known as graphic design. When I graduated with my BA degree, my emphasis was in illustration. So when you see my drawings and paintings - that realism is entirely on purpose.

You could even say it was by design.
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