Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Winter Evening

A winter evening scene of a one of the many little villages 
in the foothills of the Cascade Mts

Painted for DPW snow challenge..

8" x 10" oil on canvas panel

for sale on DPW auction

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Rose Princess

Princess loves the scent of flowers, especially roses, or the colors, or maybe both.
Her favorite place in the garden is among the pink roses
and other blossoms and flowers..
Occasionally she brings petals, buds or fallen roses as gifts.
They are placed in a jar and used like potpourri. 

6" x 6" mixed media oil over acrylic

for sale on DPW auction

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Trumpeter Swans

Sauvie Island wetlands on the Columbia River Oregon,
is the wintering grounds
 for beautiful white artic Trumpeter swans.

8" x 8" oil on Canvas board

for sale on DPW auction

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Canoes and a Summer Storm (an upload test)

I had repainted some of this Zorn palette painting 
- adding a cabin and some deeper shadows and other darker highlights.
Still tweaking it, but used it to test whether or not I could upload
a photo to my blog after adjusting the template.
Thanks to Nan Johnson who sent me a link with suggestions
for remedying the problem I was having.
And it worked.
Next I have to try an upload from Picasa,
where I store my photos. And that works now too!
Thanks again Nan!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Blogger Woes

Last month my computer crashed and I had to buy a new one. Ever since I have been unable to upload any photos of my paintings to my blog. I have tried several different ways - but nothing works. Either I get an error 503 alert or 'try again' or 'the site is down'  box. This has been going on for two weeks. I have gone to Google, which is next to useless. In doing so, I have discovered other people are having the same problem with no recourse or solution.

I am thinking ending this blog and opening a new website.  This seems to be the only way to resolve this problem.