Thursday, April 24, 2008

Colored Pencil Folk Art Bible

Colored Pencil on Paper
24" x 18"

I have started my very own colored pencil Folk Art Bible. Each book of the Bible is represented by one picture. As I read I make notes on the visual ideas I get. In this particular picture of course you see Adam and Eve, the "fig" leaf covering, the Serpent, the stormy sky colors represent creation, The chasm stands for the fall, the ocean has a tiny arc for the flood. The tower of Babel actually has tiny stick figure people around it. Abraham, Issac, Jacob, and Joseph are represented by the ram offering, the porridge, the hunting equipment, and the coat of many colors. I use the stormy sky in several of the next pictures when reference is made back to creation. If you would like to see more, I am up to the book of Psalms now. They can be viewed at :

Monday, April 21, 2008

Inside the Scholls Tile Factory

"A Little Light on History"
Oil on Gesso Board
14" x 11"

This will be one of my paintings in the show I mentioned earlier at the South Store Cafe from May 6 through June 29th. Just Google South Store Cafe if you want to find out more about them. (Directions, menu, hours, etc.) Also there is a great place directly across the street called Smith Berry Barn and Garden Market that looks like an adventure all by itself. (Smith Berry Barn can be Googled too.)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Latest NW Coast Native American Design

Shasta Bear
Acrylic on Canvas
14" x 14"

Shasta Bear
Sky Spirit came to earth and formed Mount Shasta.
He brought his family to this new home.
He made Grizzly and placed him at the base.
When Sky Spirit's daughter became lost,
Grizzly found her and shared his home.
There she grew, wed, and gave birth to a new creation.
These were the ancestors of the tribes.

Today the bear on my door post guards me.
I must guard the Grizzly.

Each of my Northwest Coast Native American designs is accompanied by a legend. I read these legends in longer form, condense them to poetic style and draw the designs using traditional elements. If you would like to see more of my designs I have them in my wetpaint website.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Latest work

Historic Scholls Tile Factory
Oil on Gesso Board
11" x 14"

McCay Creek Wetland
Oil on Canvas
12" x 6"

Autumn in Scholls Stable Yard
Oil on Canvas
12" x 12"

These are the latest works I have done when out with the Pacific Plein Air Painters. For certain I am entering the Tile Factory one in a the upcoming show at the South Store Cafe near that sight. I'm still working on another view from inside the tile factory but not sure if it will be dry in time to hang.

Show dates:
May 6 to June 29, 2008
South Store Cafe
24485 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Reception Saturday May 10, 6:30-9:00 pm