Monday, November 13, 2017

Clouds over Utah


"Clouds over Utah", 9 x 9 In, Oil on Museum Board

This fall I've been experimenting with palette knife and as I go into my winter still life paintings, I'll probably continue.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Olympics from Hurricane Ridge


"Olympics from Hurricane Ridge", 10 x 12, Oil on Museum Board

This is a painting from Hurricane Ridge in the Olympics. There is a road from Port Angeles to this magnificent vista. We've been there many times--in the snow, in the rain, in the sun and on a beautiful day as this one with the clouds over the peaks. I've been organizing my paintings from the last nearly 30 years, and I found this one in a pile, forgotten.


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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Freighter Port Angeles


"Freighter Port Angeles", 10 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board
The view is from a bluff overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca, just east of Port Angeles. In the distance is Vancouver Island.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Strait


"The Strait", 9 x 9 In, Oil on Museum Board

We are blessed here in the Pacific Northwest with the sky, the mountains and the inland waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound. I'm thinking a great deal these days about the tragedies of the recent horrific escape of the Atlantic salmon, many diseased from being penned together in close quarters, from the industrial net pen aquaculture in Puget Sound (banned in California and Alaska) (see http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article174002181.html) and the equally horrific expansion of geoduck aquaculture on the beautiful tidelands of Puget Sound, using 43,560 PVC pipes (7 miles/16 tons) per acre. (See http://protectzanglecove.org).

Our Department of Ecology is ringing its hands like a 5-year old because it is caught between some inkling of the right thing to do and the apparent fear of the aquaculture industry. The Department buys the industry's interpretation of our Shoreline Management Act without blinking an eye or apparently even reading the Act. I may be wrong about this--regarding the 5-year oldness, because I'm guessing many 5-year olds have more brains and guts than the adults in charge of environmental decisions regarding Puget Sound in our state. The pretense of "protecting and restoring Puget Sound" and at the same time allowing these industrial operations is completely hypocritical and without conscience.


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Monday, October 2, 2017

Hood River Farm


Hood River Farm, 8 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board

This was painted during a Plein Air Washington paint-out a couple of months ago at the Columbia River Gorge.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Mt. Baker Sunrise


"Mt. Baker Sunrise", 10 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board

This view of Mt. Baker is from a high bank over the Strait of Juan de Fuca, looking east to Mt. Baker and the sunrise.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Mt. Hood

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"Mt. Hood", 6 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board

This was painted last year in the Columbia Gorge. I'm wondering if Mt. Hood can be seen at all this week. Yesterday morning we could look directly at the very red sun, so thick was the smoke here above Puget Sound.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Quinault River


"Quinault River", 9 x 9 In, Oil on Museum Board

Still cleaning up my studio finding paintings all over the place.

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