“Flagtail Lookout”, 7 x 9, oil on panel

As I write this, we are in the grip of an Oregon Winter. The days are short, with the sun rising at 7 AM and setting at 4 PM. The long days of Summer are a distant memory, and yet, as I study this painting I remember the buzz of insects and the late morning …

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“The Little Cherry is in Bloom”, oil on panel, 10 x 8

Most of us feel that baby animals are cute, but I think baby trees are just as endearing. The way that they put out their leaves so bravely they seem to me like such harbingers of hope for the future. What is a more intoxicating sign of Spring than when a tree blossoms for the …

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“View of Ha’ena from Kenomene Beach” 7 x 9, oil on panel

This is the famous “Bali Hai” view (this location was used in the movie South Pacific) seen from a small cove below Princeville Ranch. The color of the water is really that color turquoise when the sun comes out. The intensity of the colors can be overwhelming and inspiring. The weather was pretty changeable and …

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