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  • Mount Baker Behind The Clouds, oil on panel, 12 x 15 inches, copyright ©2022

This small painting was the result of a single plein air session at Trudy Cooper's Bailand Farms. I was accompanied by Julie Stonebraker Nelson, Bin Li, Ray Munger and Liz Talley. We were later joined by Trudy's 9 year-old  grandson Ben, who had his own French easel and paints.

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This small painting was the result of a single plein air session at Trudy Cooper's Bailand Farms. I was accompanied by Julie Stonebraker Nelson, Bin Li, Ray Munger and Liz Talley. We were later joined by Trudy's 9 year-old  grandson Ben, who had his own French easel and paints.

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  • Palouse Falls, oil on panel, 18 x 16 inches, copyright ©2022

I spent the past week in the Tri-Cities, at a PAWA plein air event that culminated in a wet painting exhibition, concurrent with a juried exhibition.

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I spent the past week in the Tri-Cities, at a PAWA plein air event that culminated in a wet painting exhibition, concurrent with a juried exhibition.

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  • Olallie Morning, oil on linen, 26 x 52 inches, copyright ©2022

This painting from Olallie State Park was begun on location in the fall of 2021, and finished in the studio in the first month of 2022.

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This painting from Olallie State Park was begun on location in the fall of 2021, and finished in the studio in the first month of 2022.

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  • Plaza Güemes: Work-in-progress, oil on canvas, 76 x 96 inches, copyright ©2002

This is Julie Stonebraker's brief video of a painting session on a large work-in-progress. The subject is Plaza Güemes, a public square in the Palermo Viejo neighborhood of Buenos Aires.


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This is Julie Stonebraker's brief video of a painting session on a large work-in-progress. The subject is Plaza Güemes, a public square in the Palermo Viejo neighborhood of Buenos Aires.


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  • Latah Creek Late Fall, oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches, copyright ©2021

This image of Latah Creek in the late fall was painted for an old friend, Patrice Pendell. It is one of my favorite spots in the entire world, a place that I can remember my father taking me to as a child.

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This image of Latah Creek in the late fall was painted for an old friend, Patrice Pendell. It is one of my favorite spots in the entire world, a place that I can remember my father taking me to as a child.

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  • Lake Union, oil on canvas, 30 x 48 inches, copyright ©2003

My studio assistant and I were moving paintings into storage and we ran across this work that I'd forgotten about. It was painted on location when I was teaching plein air classes where Lake Union feeds into the ship canal, under the Aurora Bridge.

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My studio assistant and I were moving paintings into storage and we ran across this work that I'd forgotten about. It was painted on location when I was teaching plein air classes where Lake Union feeds into the ship canal, under the Aurora Bridge.

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My studio has been undergoing some changes, as I try to carve out some space to continue working. It's a losing battle, but I am getting help from my studio assistant, Julie Stonebraker. This cleanup also involves cleaning out a storage space that is full of paintings and other items.

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My studio has been undergoing some changes, as I try to carve out some space to continue working. It's a losing battle, but I am getting help from my studio assistant, Julie Stonebraker. This cleanup also involves cleaning out a storage space that is full of paintings and other items.

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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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