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Ready to begin again..

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Ready to begin again..

This is my first blog post on this site..I really want to learn this WordPress blog and website stuff! This part of my brain has not been stimulated lately, but my friend and WordPress teacher just came to give me an update/overview so I need to get familiar with it and start practicing! The image above is a recent acrylic painting on paper of my Quaker parrot, Porto, taking a bath in a pie plate on the backyard picnic...

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Multnomah Falls

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Multnomah Falls

Oil on canvas 24” x 36” 2016 Multnomah Falls is another incredible place that is a natural scenic treasure. It was there way before most of us and will probably be there for many moons after all of...

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Old Friend by the Little White Salmon River

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Old Friend by the Little White Salmon River

Watercolor 9” x 12” 2015 This is a tribute to a friend I went to school with in the Columbia River Gorge. She lived by that river and we visited it often in our...

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St Johns Bridge

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St Johns Bridge

Oil on canvas 18 x 24 2016 The most beautiful bridge in Portland! It’s definitely one of the most recognizable and most photographed and painted bridges in Portland! You can even get jewelry with the St Johns Bridge on it! I did a watercolor of this view first, then a larger painting of...

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St Johns Bridge

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St Johns Bridge

Oil on canvas 8” x 24” 2016 This painting was done en plein aire or on the scene from the West side. A tourist wanted to buy it from me right away, but I was still painting it and was prepping for a show which I called “My 360” because it was about me returning to my first love; impressionistic, plein aire...

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November Night in Old Town

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November Night in Old Town

Watercolor 9” x 12” 2015 This watercolor was done in the autumn of a place in Portland where I went a lot in college and had many good memories of. It’s also one of the coolest places in Portland because of the old architecture plus it’s in the heart of...

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South Park Blocks

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South Park Blocks

Acrylic on wood panel 8” x 8” 2016 This is a place I have frequented since I was in grade school when I first visited the Portland Art Museum nearby. I also walked through the park a lot in college and have great memories of the changing seasons and beautiful elm trees...

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Peace Plaza

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Peace Plaza

Watercolor 9” x 12” 2015 This is another place close to the Portland Art Museum where there has been a public sculpture since 1984 called “Peace Chant” by Steve Gillman. As an art student I loved the presence of the piece and the fact that it was a place to rest and visit along the way when walking through the South Park...

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Trees at Kenton Park

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Trees at Kenton Park

Watercolor 2015 Kenton Park is close to where I live and I enjoy going to concerts there in the summer or just riding my bike through...

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Old Cherry Tree

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Old Cherry Tree

Graphite and ink 9” x 12” 2016 This is the last of three old cherry trees in our backyard. We have watched the birds and squirrels play in them for 16 years since we’ve lived here and this one especially has had an endless fascination for me! I see it as a living...

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