Monday, August 03, 2015


After several weeks away from my studio I'm back at work on some new collages and paintings in preparation for the Portland Open Studios Tour and the Washington County Studio Tour in October. While the tour is meant to be educational in nature I want to have lots of new work on my walls.

It's been hotter and drier here in Portland than I can remember in my 50-plus years as an Oregon resident. Not only is the grass brown but shrubs and trees are dying from the prolonged abnormal temperatures. Perhaps longing for rain is what drove me to think about rainforests and plentiful water, orange ponchos, and trudging along forest trails.

Here's RainForest, collage on board, 12x12".

Portland Open Studios Tour;  October 10, 11, 17, 18, 2015.
Washington Country Studio Tour: October 17 and 18, 2015.


  1. What a wonderful painting! Congrats on being selected as a participating artist on the studio tours. Hope you meet you in October.

    1. Thanks Chris. I'll remind everyone about the Portland Open Studios Tour closer to the event. October 10, 11, 17, 18 are the dates. I'm planning demos of some of my techniques...should be fun for everyone!


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