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  • Bob Pepper's Farm, oil on canvas, 11 x 22 inches, copyright ©1999

I was reminded of these small paintings when a former student signed up for my Online Group Critiques. Cynthia Edmonds acquired these works while enrolled in my plein air classes over 20 years ago.

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I was reminded of these small paintings when a former student signed up for my Online Group Critiques. Cynthia Edmonds acquired these works while enrolled in my plein air classes over 20 years ago.

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  • Kla Ha Ya Park, oil on paper, 21 x 28 inches, copyright ©2015

This painting was done from a viewpoint adjacent the VFW Hall on Main Street (First) in Snohomish. I like the way the river meanders through the farmland, and River Road itself is a pleasant drive.

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This painting was done from a viewpoint adjacent the VFW Hall on Main Street (First) in Snohomish. I like the way the river meanders through the farmland, and River Road itself is a pleasant drive.

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  • Charlie & Buffy, oil on canvas, size unknown (approx. 40 x 30 inches), copyright ©1983

I was sent this image of a painting that I did in 1983, by a person who had recently been gifted the work by her mother. The painting is of Spokane artist Charlie Palmer and his dog Buffy, behind his house on Ash, north of Gonzaga University. I haven't seen the painting since it was sold, shortly after it was completed.

Charlie & Buffy, oil on canvas, size unknown (approx. 40 x 30 inches), copyright ©1983

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I was sent this image of a painting that I did in 1983, by a person who had recently been gifted the work by her mother. The painting is of Spokane artist Charlie Palmer and his dog Buffy, behind his house on Ash, north of Gonzaga University. I haven't seen the painting since it was sold, shortly after it was completed.

Charlie & Buffy, oil on canvas, size unknown (approx. 40 x 30 inches), copyright ©1983

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  • Men's Furnishings, oil on canvas, 48 X 66 inches, copyright ©1989

I've belatedly learned that one of my paintings was in an auction of American art at Sotheby's in New York in October 2018. The work sold at the top end of its estimate. It was originally sold c.1989 at Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland OR, to Patrick Duffy, the actor best known for his role as Bobby Ewing in the series 'Dallas'. It was listed in Sotheby's catalogue as "from the collection of Patrick and Carlyn Duffy." Patrick's wife, Carlyn Rosser passed away in 2017.

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I've belatedly learned that one of my paintings was in an auction of American art at Sotheby's in New York in October 2018. The work sold at the top end of its estimate. It was originally sold c.1989 at Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland OR, to Patrick Duffy, the actor best known for his role as Bobby Ewing in the series 'Dallas'. It was listed in Sotheby's catalogue as "from the collection of Patrick and Carlyn Duffy." Patrick's wife, Carlyn Rosser passed away in 2017.

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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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  • Juanita Beach Park Apunte, oil on panel, 12 x 9 inches, copyright ©2019

I went painting on a Sunday with a few of my students, to Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland WA. It was a hot day that was barely mitigated by shade that we found along the creek.

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I went painting on a Sunday with a few of my students, to Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland WA. It was a hot day that was barely mitigated by shade that we found along the creek.

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  • Farm To Market Road 1, oil on panel, 10 x 20 inches, copyright ©2016

These paintings of Farm To Market Road, near Edison WA, were first exhibited at i.e. gallery in Edison in 2016. Farm To Market Road 2 was slightly reworked in 2019. They're both small oil on panel works, and it's a subject that I'll probably return to. I love the elegant lines of the foothills that can be seen from there, as well as along nearby Chuckanut Drive.

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These paintings of Farm To Market Road, near Edison WA, were first exhibited at i.e. gallery in Edison in 2016. Farm To Market Road 2 was slightly reworked in 2019. They're both small oil on panel works, and it's a subject that I'll probably return to. I love the elegant lines of the foothills that can be seen from there, as well as along nearby Chuckanut Drive.

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  • Esplanade Apunte 1 & 2, oil on panels, 8 x 10 inches each, copyright ©2019

I've been doing a number of small studies on Gessoboard, a commercial preparation of acrylic gesso-primed hardboard. They are done quickly, usually only an hour or two at most, and  measure either 8x10 or 9x12  inches. I call them Apuntes, Spanish for notes or sketch, after having seen hundreds of Joaquín Sorolla's studies on cigar box lids, at an exhibition in San Diego in the early 1990s.

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I've been doing a number of small studies on Gessoboard, a commercial preparation of acrylic gesso-primed hardboard. They are done quickly, usually only an hour or two at most, and  measure either 8x10 or 9x12  inches. I call them Apuntes, Spanish for notes or sketch, after having seen hundreds of Joaquín Sorolla's studies on cigar box lids, at an exhibition in San Diego in the early 1990s.

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