Art, Exhibits, oil painting, Painters, Painting, Portland, Urban Landscape

OIL, WATER and INK opening reception tonight

REMINDER. The opening reception for

OIL, WATER and INK: Artistic Interpretations of the Built Environment

with paintings by Shawn Demarest, prints by Beth Kerschen and paintings and sketchbooks by me is tonight,

Feb 7th from 5:30 til 8:30


AIA Center for Architecture. 403 NW 11th Ave Portland. (NW 11th and Flanders).



'Red Dumpster in NW PDX'  10" x 12" oil on linen panel
‘Red Dumpster in NW PDX’ 10″ x 12″ oil on linen panel




Art, Exhibits, Interior, oil painting, Painting, Portland, Portland Open Studios, Still Life, Studio pictures

Studio corner

This past weekend was the first weekend of the 2012 Portland Open Studios tour. I worked on this study of the studio corner while a slow but steady stream of folks perused my recent oil paintings and sketchbooks.

‘Studio Corner” 9″ x 12″ oil on linen

Thanks everyone who came by or checked my website. I’m looking forward to the second weekend of the tour.

Art, Exhibits, Portland, Portland Open Studios

2012 Portland Open Studios

My studio will be open on October 13, 14 and 20, 21 from 10AM to 5PM, as part of the 2012 Portland Open Studios . Full color guides with map to artist’s studios ($15) or maps alone ($5) are availble at the link above or at New Seasons Markets all over town.

I’ll have work displayed and in progress in the studio. I hope you’ll stop by and see what I’m up to.

Art, Baoding Balls, Exhibits, oil painting, Painting, Still Life, Study

Baoding Ball and Cayenne


cayenne5″ x 7″ oil on gessoboard

Quick study in bright saturated color. This is the first time I’ve painted on gesso board. I like that the paint sits up on the surface and it didn’t seem too slippery, as I thought it might.

The green sphere is a Chinese Baoding Ball. I have a couple of sets of them that I enjoy rolling around in my hands but, having looked them up after I painted this, I didn’t realize I’m supposed to do it without allowing the balls to touch. That’s hard! Here’s an interesting video about using them.

Three of my urban landscapes have been accepted in the Town and Country: Oregon at 150 juried exhibition at the Froelick Gallery. The show opens June 2 with a First Thursday opening reception on June 4 from 5 – 8 pm.