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  • Highway 14 Turnout, oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches, copyright ©2019

Early this month I participated in the Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2019 event and exhibition at Maryhill Museum. This was my fourth year, and fortunately was not beset by extreme heat, high winds and a 14,000 sq. mi. grass fire, as per last year.

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Early this month I participated in the Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2019 event and exhibition at Maryhill Museum. This was my fourth year, and fortunately was not beset by extreme heat, high winds and a 14,000 sq. mi. grass fire, as per last year.

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  • Signs And Signals, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, copyright 1991

Two different circumstances have recently brought me face to face with a number of paintings that I did in the early to mid 1990s. The first was the sale and delivery of a painting (Pilchuck River I) to a couple that have collected several of my paintings at a gallery that once represented me in Portland. The other circumstance was the swapping out of some old inventory for new at the Museum of Northwest Art and Culture (the MAC) Art Resource program, in Spokane WA.

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Two different circumstances have recently brought me face to face with a number of paintings that I did in the early to mid 1990s. The first was the sale and delivery of a painting (Pilchuck River I) to a couple that have collected several of my paintings at a gallery that once represented me in Portland. The other circumstance was the swapping out of some old inventory for new at the Museum of Northwest Art and Culture (the MAC) Art Resource program, in Spokane WA.

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  • Near San Diego, oil on canvas, 12 x 30 inches, copyright ©1986

In 1986, after I had moved to Seattle, I took a trip to see my friend William Dubin in San Diego. I did several paintings there, including a smaller version of this, and then a larger one stretching out the composition. It's a scene near the beach, up the coast a bit. It was hot, and this odd triangular parking lot, out in the middle of nowhere, intriqued me. It's just beyond a railway, and didn't seem to have a purpose.

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In 1986, after I had moved to Seattle, I took a trip to see my friend William Dubin in San Diego. I did several paintings there, including a smaller version of this, and then a larger one stretching out the composition. It's a scene near the beach, up the coast a bit. It was hot, and this odd triangular parking lot, out in the middle of nowhere, intriqued me. It's just beyond a railway, and didn't seem to have a purpose.

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  • Manito Pond, oil on panel, 8 x 10 inches, copyright ©2018

Before traveling to the Columbia River Gorge for the PNW Plein Air 2018 event, I spent a weekend in Spokane doing a workshop. We painted on Latah Creek and at Manito Pond. This painting was the demo for the Manito Pond session.

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Before traveling to the Columbia River Gorge for the PNW Plein Air 2018 event, I spent a weekend in Spokane doing a workshop. We painted on Latah Creek and at Manito Pond. This painting was the demo for the Manito Pond session.

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  • Grassfire, oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches, copyright ©2018

I've spent the past week in the Columbia Gorge, with my friend John Laney. We were in the Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2018 event at Maryhill Museum.

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I've spent the past week in the Columbia Gorge, with my friend John Laney. We were in the Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2018 event at Maryhill Museum.

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