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One Fine Summer's Day

One Fine Summer's Day

Oil on canvas. A painting from my imagination of the Applegate River and Applegate Valley in Southern Oregon.

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Troon's

Troon's

A small oil painting inspired by Dick Troon (and his vineyard) who drew us here in the late '70s, and who had an huge and beneficent effect on this corner of the world as well as on us.

The Applegate River does not flow along the winery borders; some artistic license is at work here. But I tried to capture the billowy beauty of a Southern Oregon day.

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Next Door

Next Door

Oil on panel. Our neighbor's pond on a summer day with the Siskiyou Mountains beyond.

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Poppy Pods

Poppy Pods

It took a lot of layers and experimentation for this painting to reveal itself. I do like the juxtaposition of incipient bloom against the darker clouds to the left giving way to the lighter clouds. Out of pain comes new growth: kind of like birth itself—and/or the creative process—if that's not too hackneyed a concept.

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Red Hot Pokers

Red Hot Pokers

A plein air painting (painted outside in one sitting.) I was going to paint the Applegate River, but the flowers seemed more compelling!
11" H x 14" W
$316.00    
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Applegate Valley C/Artography

Applegate Valley C/Artography

This was fun! I mashed up a real topographical map of the Applegate Valley and adhered it to the surface of a rather large canvas. Then, out of the crevices and lumps formed by the paper, I invented false mountain ranges and valleys with paint. (If you look closely you might be able to see a little of the original map and print peeking out beneath the color.) The "river" is an imaginary recreation of the course the Applegate River takes as it flows into the mighty Rogue River (the first Wild and Scenic River in the U.S.A.) So, it's kind of an imagined-map of a real map that has become a non-map due to my machinations. A low-hanging moon/sun observes it all.
17.5" H x 17.5" W
$995.00    
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Yachats, Oregon

Yachats, Oregon

Oil on canvas. Painted from my imagination, then much later I visited cold, glorious, coastal Yachats (Yah-hots) Oregon and saw a resemblance.

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White Oak

White Oak

Oil on panel. This is one of two magnificent heritage Oregon white oaks on our property. I love its knots, mosses, whorls, giant limbs, and love lying in a hammock under its huge, leafy bower on a warm day.

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Honey Creek

Honey Creek

Oil on canvas. Honey Creek is a real place in southern Oregon, but this is a scene from my imagination.

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Lower River Road

Lower River Road

Oils on panel. Painted from imagination.

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Down by the Riverside

Down by the Riverside

Oil on copper. A painting of the trees along the Applegate River and the slanting sunlight and shadows.

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Copper Valley

Copper Valley

Oils on copper. Two slender trees by a winding road or river, with far mountains. Autumn colors.

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Dusk

Dusk

Oil on board. Another scene from my imagination, strongly influenced by the landscape here in the Applegate Valley in southern Oregon.

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On the Pond

On the Pond

Oil on copper. A stand of overhanging trees, reflected in a lightly-rippling pond, and painted from my imagination.

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Kubli House

Kubli House

Oil on copper plate. The Kublis (COO-blees) were the original homesteaders in this part of the Applegate Valley. The farmhouse has a gorgeous view of the surrounding valley and mountains. I like the play of sunlight on the right side of the house and lawn with the drifting clouds filtering it.

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Applegate River

Applegate River

Oil on panel. An imagined landscape. It could be the Rogue River as well. (The aforementioned Dick Troon*—was instrumental in making the Rogue River the first nationally-designated "Wild and Scenic River". He was the river guide for the governor of Oregon and other dignitaries on a several-day trip that apparently was quite successful in many ways. )

*See the notes for the landscape "Troon."

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Strata Two

Strata Two

Mixed media on canvas: oils, acrylics, pen, collage. I think of it as a person or plant, emerging or growing perhaps, with a slightly celebratory feeling—but make of it what you will!

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Gold Hill

Gold Hill

Oil on canvas. Gold Hill is a town in southern Oregon and an allusion to the golds in the painting, especially the "golden hour" at sunset.

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Out Back

Out Back

Oils on artboard. Painted from memory, but it's a pretty close evocation of a partially-cloudy Oregon day!

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Sunset

Sunset

Oil on copper. From my imagination: the late afternoon sun coming through the trees and forming deep shadows.

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Afternoon by the River

Afternoon by the River

Oil on copper.The Applegate River in Southern Oregon with the late afternoon sun. Some of the glow of the copper plate/support comes through the painting.

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Cottages by the Sea

Cottages by the Sea

Oil on canvas. An imagined landscape of, perhaps, Ireland.
18" H x 0" W x 24" D   
$990.00    
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Grants Pass

Grants Pass

Oils, cold wax, cardboard, altered papers, string, pastel, you name it!

Grants Pass is a nearby Oregon city, surrounded by mountains and bisected by the Rogue River.
24" H x 30" W
$1,400.00    
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Strata Four

Strata Four

Oils, on top of acrylic with papers, on a canvas support.

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Quiet Day

Quiet Day

3" H x 5" W
$4,200.00    

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