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Painting on Demand

I find commission work, or painting on demand, very different than painting for myself.  I spend most of my time creating for myself, exploring something that I find interesting, a medium or color or an idea. Commission work is usually … Continue reading

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Walnut Park, Portland, Oregon Commission

A commission to create a painting from photographs for an intern leaving for the next leg of her journey landed on my desk. I typically work on several images at the same time; it relieves the pressure in case one … Continue reading

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Illustration and Commission

Today I am off to a workshop on illustrating children’s books.  I’ve always been available for commission work but did not know there were groups where I could meet others. I will be meeting authors and agents and find out … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon Endangered Places 2016

The series for Restore Oregon Endangered Places 2016, is now on one page. Restore Oregon is a cause I can support. Drawing old buildings is always fun for me, as I began life as an architect. Restoration is my passion, … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: The Oregon Caves Historic District

The Oregon Caves Historic District covers six acres of the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve (OCNMP) in the Siskiyou National Forest, which is accessed through Cave Junction in southwestern Oregon. The historic district includes four primary buildings: the Chalet, … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Lindberg House

Peter (Pehr) John Lindberg house, located in the small coastal town of Port Orford, was built over a four-year period from 1892 to 1896.   The home was designed and constructed in the Queen Anne style by Mr. Lindberg, who was … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: EOU Inlow Hall’s Grand Staircase, La Grande, Oregon

Eastern Oregon University’s Inlow Hall’s original grand staircase has fallen into disrepair, below, and Restore Oregon is assisting with the restoration efforts of this once beautiful and important grand staircase. It was used in many ways for formal and informal … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 6, Roman

One of my favorites, the Roman Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the sixth and last of this set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above. 1) I began with a sketch … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 5, Eagle

The all-American Eagle Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the fifth in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) De Atramentis Document brown (brunaille) and Noodler’s Lexington grey (grisaille) worked the undertones.  A video … Continue reading

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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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Restore Oregon: Janzten Beach Carousel 2, Grapes

Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the second in the set. (Click here to see the first, the Chinese Water Serpent Horse.) I named this Horse with Grapes! Why am I naming them differently than CW Parker … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Janzten Beach Carousel 1, Chinese Water Serpent

I am a lover of carousels; this set was a pleasure to paint! Jantzen Beach Carousel has so many gorgeous carousel horses! I wanted to set up a series whereby someone could buy the set or just one, and they … 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: Rivoli Theater

NOTE: For those that might be visiting from Restore Oregon, I am speaking largely to other painters and student painters in my blog.) Rivoli Theater at 1355 S Main Street, Pendleton, Oregon was built in 1900. It is a significant … 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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