Thursday, December 31, 2009


It's almost a new year, the last one sure came and went in a hurry. Nothing to do but make the best of the next one, hope all your worms are fat and juicy!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Hmmm, don't know what got into me on this one, must be in a party mood for the upcoming new year?!

December Evening

This is how nice the weather has been over the Christmas holidays. I'm trying to learn how to handle the new "open" acrylics that have a longer drying time. They just don't have the nice buttery feel of oils so it may take some experimenting but it would be great for field work if I can figure out how to use it properly.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Erin & Picasso

Picasso, living up to the flamboyance of his name!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


This one was too cute to resist for Christmas! Hope everyone had a wonderful, peaceful holiday. We had glorious sunshine for our PNW Christmas present, quite a difference from last years snow! Both were gorgeous though.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Dog ina Bucket

Here's another "mini" commission for the holidays. It was more about painting the bucket than the dog at this size but fun!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pepper Jelly on Fish

A quick painting before this pepper and lime become jelly! Fish plate a nice complement I think. I'll use this for the jar labels. :-}

Friday, December 18, 2009


Just so you know that I am still painting, this perky boxer dog painting will be a happy Christmas (hopefully!) for her owner.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Winter Cedar

I love to walk in the woods after a snowfall and with the cold temperatures we're having I might just get a chance soon! I also like using a palette knife to lay the snow on like frosting, even on these small paintings I think it is more effective than trying to paint the snow.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Going Up

This is the easy way on my running route. That's what you get for living near the bottom of the Lackey Road dip! About where that shadow is at the bottom of the dip, is Dutcher Creek, a small salmon stream that forms the west border of my property, a half mile on your left into the woods.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Berry Bounty

I'm not sure how anyone could think that the arctic is a barren place. This is just the top layer of one square foot of tundra. Cranberry, crow berry, bear berry all serve a variety of critter palates, including ours.