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More Trees…

This week was fruitful

I had time to finish the forest scenes and the Crescent Beach cloud scenes.  The beach scenes are the result of a 30 minute walk at the end of a rainy day  in November, when the clouds and sun engaged in a spectacle to end all spectacles. Every minute the scene, the light, the shape of the clouds were changing.  Here’s to the beauty of Oregon, an attempt at catching the spirit of it.

CrescentBeach1CrescentBeach2and here is the latest forest scene from FranceBoisLaCote2

Pen and Ink Drawings

Here’s an Urban sketch done a year ago or so, during the class at PNCA. Love spending the time with the details,

so its back to pen and ink in between paintings.

From Darkness into Light and Back again


Last spring we had three days of uninterrupted  rain. The world became a symphony of greys.

Then the light came back, things started to grow again.


After a Summer of drought and intense light, I am preparing a series on the theme of coming out of darkness. I’ll need that for the winter.

Leaves 2


Summer Work

Our friend John's boots, had just the right kind of wear and tear.

I worked on the trees again in France this Summer, but I also worked on the shoes and boots series.

Winter into Spring Series

Last winter, I have worked slowly but surely on a theme I love and find very versatile: old shoes. .. They tells stories, if we take time to look closely.

My Boots

My Boots




Summer Work


This Summer I have worked on landscapes in France as I did last year, and on a few other themes, which brought on this piece. I applied the gesso with the flat of the hand to create a more interesting structure on the underpaint. Then, I wanted to use only the Rembrandt like hues of sienna and umber.