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Documenting a period in my development that could become pivotal

Friday, April 29, 2011

Painted over one "Bond Butte Quarry Fishing"

This is a gift to Corvallis Fish and Wildlife office for the fine job they do organizing volunteers to donate trees for fish habitat at Bond Butt gravel pond on Interstate Highway 5. This is an acrylic painting 12 inch square.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

My shoe box card/books

Here are a few of the card /books that my grandfather sent us.

When I was a young child I was impressed by my grandfather's shoe box that he filled with his small watercolor paintings on paper folded as greeting cards. He painted a band on the left side to symbolize the gold or silver gilt on precious bound books. He had a printer make inserts with the greeting.

For about 15 years I have been making accordion watercolor books and storing them in shoe boxes. Sometimes they become greeting cards that I make for family and friends.
Below are a series I made on a cruise to South America. Most of these small painted books are painted outdoors.

Below is one I did this week when a grandmother came with three of her grandchildren.

We painted out on our patio.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Oil painting in the wood lot

It is cold and rainy today so I did not finish this painting yet.