Thursday, June 6, 2013

Exhibition of Abstract Painting inspired by nature

I am exhibiting my new abstract paintings this month at Franklin Crossing in Bend. Judy Hoiness and I are showing together. Judy and I have known each other for about 13 years. Both of us are former Art Educators. Our work has evolved over the years and moved in a more abstract direction.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Abstract Painting in Acrylic- 'Water Dancing'

Water Dancing is a new painting I completed recently on paper. Thalo blue, quin magenta, sienna combo. I love the loose feeling of this painting and the freedom of my brush strokes. I am working on stopping sooner than later. I have destroyed many a painting by overworking it.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Natural Abstraction Painting of the creek near my home

Three new paintings created recently on paper depicting the moving water of the creek and the surrounding foliage near my home. I enjoy painting in this free gestural and intuitional style. The painting takes me where it wants to go. I never preplan these spontaneous expressions.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New Abstract Painting called Message in a Bottle

This abstract painting is 4 x 4 feet and I have hung it at NorthSole, a local shoe store in Bend, Oregon in a beautiful contemporary space. It looks fantastic, if I say so myself. I have six other paintings there but this one stands out and is what you notice first. The shoes they sell are very high quality and contemporary in style. I feel like my show is a good fit. I love working in this gestural style with many layers. I paint very fast laying down marks and strokes, then I begin layering over with more glazes.  I let lower layers peek through giving a sense of depth.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Grouping of my Abstract Paintings

I am President this year of my artists' association, the High Desert Art League. You can check out our group at our web site
I highly recommend being in an artists group; the comaraderie and support you receive is invaluable.

Monday, January 28, 2013


I created some collagraphs at Atelier 6000, our wonderful printmaking center in Bend, OR. The top one was done with carbarundum and the other with gel medium. A cardboard plate or matrix is prepared with the textures and then I printed with soy ink on Rives BFK.