Category Archives: history

Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 4, Pinto Fishing

I had to work a Pinto into the series! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the fourth in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above and below. I think the fish, … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 3, Floral

One of my favorites, the Floral Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the third in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above. Grisaille (pronunciation, taken from the French word for … Continue reading

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Days of Yore: Laguna Beach

I am homesick. Sketch from an old black and white photo from who-knows-where, looking East into the Laguna Hills, when they were pristine… With more news of fracking pollution approved to dump in our oceans, I am homesick for better … Continue reading

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Working on Commission: How to Connect with a Subject

I am almost completed with my commitment to painting many of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places for Restore Oregon.  They will auction the images at the Restoration Celebration dinner to raise monies to further the cause of restoration and saving pieces … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Uppertown Net Loft, Astoria, Oregon

NOTE: For those that might be visiting from Restore Oregon, I am speaking largely to other painters and student painters in my blog.) The barn red on the lovely blue Columbia River was my initial attraction. I did a few … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Wong Laundry Building, Portland, Oregon

NOTE: For those that might be visiting from Restore Oregon, I am speaking largely to other painters and student painters in my blog.)  Wong’s Chinese Laundry resided in the Wong Laundry Building on NW 3d  St, an area currently under constant … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Working Toward a Goal

NOTE: For those that might be visiting from Restore Oregon, I am speaking largely to other painters and student painters in my blog.) I’ve rarely worked toward a goal/deadline in my painting life. (I do it all the time in … Continue reading

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