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A Light Display Over The Kitsap Peninsula

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  Dancing With the Light. 6x10, oil on linen panel. 2016 There is something particularly special about the light in winter in the Pacific Northwest. There are many days when the sky is completely overcast and the day is totally gray, yet sometimes the air is clear and the clouds race across th...

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Some Fall Studies - Exploring Color in the Fall Landscape

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Fall Study I. 5x10, oil on linen panel. 2016 Fall Study 2. 5x10, oil on linen panel. 2016 These are a couple of studies I've done to explore some ideas for a new painting. I'm trying to create something that will fit a frame that's currently on an older, unsold work. Since I had some opportunity to...

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How Do I Paint a Fishing Boat?

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Blue Pacific (study). about 6x10, oil on linen. 2016 The Fisherman's Terminal in Seattle is potential goldmine of artistic opportunity but the imagery is hard to capture when working on location. A painting partner described it as "the black diamond slope of plein air painting".  The problem is...

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Edges

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Edge Study, black and white oil paint, about 8x10. 2016 I'm finishing up my book on painting animals. You knew I was writing a book, right? On reading through the manuscript once again, I finally admitted to myself that it needed a better discussion of edges - something I'd tried to avoid because it...

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Study: Mid Winter Sky

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Mid Winter Sky. 5x10 ? oil on linen panel. 2016 This is one of those little sketches that I have sitting around the studio (actually, I have a pile of them) that I occasionally pull out and use as a reference. It's not a painting that I think I will ever sell: not only is it kind of abstract, it's a...

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