Saturday, January 18, 2014

Out and About

I got a call today from Colin, one of the owners of Eclectic Essentials - a cool little shop in Dayton's Oregon District. He told me he sold 2 more of my paintings - yea! This made me realize I should inform folks that I have a lot of my work out and about these days. Besides Eclectic Essentials on 5th Street, I have quite a few paintings - large and small - at the (relatively) newly reopened Neil's (Heritage House) south of Dayton. They're remodeling and doing lots of cool events there; so it's fun, and an honor, to have been asked to be their current artist in residence. So if you're out and about (maybe when this weather breaks) - stop in and check out these places if you're so inclined. Thanks!
P.S. Here are a couple of photos I made yesterday of the activity at my bird feeders - lots of competition!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Busy as a Bee

I've been painting a lot lately - busy as my friend the BEE. I hope you don't mind my occasional ranting about bees these days. They are so important to our ecosystem and they are dying in droves. Diseases, yes, fungi, yes, but mostly from the toxic pesticides being sprayed on nearby farmers' fields. Yet another reason to go organic. Anyway, sorry for being a pest on facebook with petitions and such, but we have to save these little guys!!

Now, onto the business at hand: Above piece is an 18" x 24" oil self portrait I did recently. It's now on my website - - and on facebook, as my icon. I made it in a class at Sinclair and my great instructor, Mark Echtner, posted it (and many others) on facebook. Thanks, Mark!