Monday, March 16, 2015

First Boardman study

Here's the first small study from the photos I took of the coal fired power plant in Boardman, Oregon.

Boardman study #1 (Steam pipes to generator)  oil on paper 12" x 16"


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Diptychs

The more I work on these small studies for my ongoing project about mankind's deep relationship with fire and the impacts of fossil fuels (a god in the hearth) the more I'm convinced I will eventually present them in this kind of format, framed together in pairs or diptychs (or possibly occasionally in threes, triptychs). There will be a lot of material to mix and match by the time I'm done.
I put these together for a residency application this week, which includes a few new pieces I haven't posted before.

Fire study #10 and Engine study #2, oil on paper, 12" x 16" each

Firewood study #2 and Clearcut study #1, oil on paper, 12" x 16" each

Firewood study #4 and Coal study #1, oil on paper, 12" x 16" each

Fire study #19 and Engine Study #5

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A show and a sneak preview of prints!

Attic Gallery in Portland asked me if I'd be willing to have a show of my older work that is still available. So of course I said, "Why not?" I also have a few small new pieces I'll be bringing down to include in the exhibition this April.

But it got me to thinking. There are a lot of older sold pieces that people still ask about. Recently a friend asked if she could have a small print of one these. She did a little research and found an awesome place here in Portland that specializes in fine art reproductions. I had two prints made for her and they came out great. So in addition to the older original works in the show I'll be selling affordable prints of some of my favorite images from years past. I haven't yet decided on how many or which ones but they will definitely include these three:

"The Playhouse"

"Backhoe"

"The Fox"