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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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  • Lowell Riverfront Trail (Rotary Park), oil on panel, 16 x 20 inches, copyright ©2019

Spent a few sessions painting with students at Lowell Riverfront Trail, off of Lowell/Snohomish River Road. The sun was out and hot, and the city of Everett had finally trimmed the hedges that over the past couple of years had completely obscured the river.

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Spent a few sessions painting with students at Lowell Riverfront Trail, off of Lowell/Snohomish River Road. The sun was out and hot, and the city of Everett had finally trimmed the hedges that over the past couple of years had completely obscured the river.

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  • The Old Junk Store, oil on panel, 24 x 30 inches, work in progress copyright ©2018

This is a work in progress, an old junk store in Snohomish WA. I've worked on this over several sessions, usually with students also painting. The traffic is pretty thick, and often parked cars obscure the view of the storefront. 

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This is a work in progress, an old junk store in Snohomish WA. I've worked on this over several sessions, usually with students also painting. The traffic is pretty thick, and often parked cars obscure the view of the storefront. 

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  • Blueberry Farm Apunte, oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches, copyright ©2018

This was a quick alla prima study done at Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm in Bellevue. It was painted on gessoboard panel. It may serve as a study for a larger painting.

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This was a quick alla prima study done at Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm in Bellevue. It was painted on gessoboard panel. It may serve as a study for a larger painting.

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  • Plaza Guemes, Buenos Aires, oil on canvas, 76 x 96 inches, work in progress, copyright ©2014

I will be offering a series of lecture/demos this winter. They will take place in my studio and will cover the following subjects:

Lecture 1: Painting Really Large in a Really Small Studio
Lecture 2: Studio Practice for the Plein Air Painter
Lecture 3: Realism - Two Hundred Years of Revolution

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I will be offering a series of lecture/demos this winter. They will take place in my studio and will cover the following subjects:

Lecture 1: Painting Really Large in a Really Small Studio
Lecture 2: Studio Practice for the Plein Air Painter
Lecture 3: Realism - Two Hundred Years of Revolution

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  • Off 151st (Snohomish), oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches, copyright ©2018

This is an alla prima (at one sitting) painting of a favorite view of the Snohomish Valley, above Hwy 2. It's easy to see the level of particulate matter (ppm) in the color of the sky nearest the horizon. It's the smoke. I once read that the pollution around Paris made the Impressionists' skies more interesting. That which doth not kill us makes our paintings stronger.

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This is an alla prima (at one sitting) painting of a favorite view of the Snohomish Valley, above Hwy 2. It's easy to see the level of particulate matter (ppm) in the color of the sky nearest the horizon. It's the smoke. I once read that the pollution around Paris made the Impressionists' skies more interesting. That which doth not kill us makes our paintings stronger.

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  • Hiram Chittenden Locks (Ballard), oil on panel, 18 x 36 inches, work in progress copyright ©2018

Sometimes a new start is abandoned before it really gets going. Then after several months out of sight and mind, it seems to awaken a spark of inspiration. This is just such a beginning. Normally this would be a subject for my Painter's Workshop page, but I thought I would share it on my Home page.

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Sometimes a new start is abandoned before it really gets going. Then after several months out of sight and mind, it seems to awaken a spark of inspiration. This is just such a beginning. Normally this would be a subject for my Painter's Workshop page, but I thought I would share it on my Home page.

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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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  • Pedestrian Bridge Apunte 1, oil on panel, 12 x 9 inches, copyright ©2018

I've been doing small studies, or apunte (spanish for 'note') of the Park at Bothell Landing. These are typically 9 x 12 inches or a bit smaller/larger. Some of them may get worked up into larger paintings, if the composition demands more scale.

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I've been doing small studies, or apunte (spanish for 'note') of the Park at Bothell Landing. These are typically 9 x 12 inches or a bit smaller/larger. Some of them may get worked up into larger paintings, if the composition demands more scale.

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