16X20 Oil. This is actually a view from Sun Mountain Resort near Winthrop. Many painters from Plein Air Washington were already painting there when we drove up for the first time. Wonderful place for walks and painting.
9X12 Oil. Donna and I drove back from Sonoma CA along the coast . The Oregon beaches are open and just gorgeous. Dog Mangus needed a good run so I did a value drawing on the canvas, and painted it later in the studio. Transporting wet oil paintings in a car with 2 people a large dog, food, warm and cool clothes, and painting gear, is tricky.
16X20 Oil. My lovely painting friend Donna Trent and I took a trip down to Sonoma CA in May. We visited her sister, painted in wineries, and soaked up some warmth and sunshine and generally had a great time. And of course, we sampled quite a bit while we were there.
12X16 Oil. Another portrait for the assignment. This is an unusual Indian instrument played a musician sitting on the floor. I gather they don't make this instrument any more. The round things that look like clumsy wheels are supposed to be decorated gourds. The rest of it is wood. I guess that there are 6 strings that are tuned at the tail end, and can be played like a slide guitar, using a smooth stone. There are 12 strings which are tuned by the nobs on the side, and are plucked. Wish I could hear it played.
8X11 Oil pastel. This was a Bill Mcenroe assignment. A portrait of a musical instrument. Sitting in the gallery in Seattle, waiting for people to come in, is very boring. I may have said this before. Anyway. sketch book and oil pastels help pass the time. This instrument should be taller, but never mind. The bright colors are supposed to represent sound.