Friday, March 22, 2013

FINAL POST, March 2013s

Thanks to all who have viewed my blogs in the past, but this will be the final posting.  I have learned that trying to keep up with the many avenues of social media has been a real time thief.  My goal is to be in front of a canvas, not a PC.

In the future, I will publish a once per month newsletter showing new paintings and updating events.  My website will be the primary go-to location of all my paintings.  I will post new work to it on a weekly basis.  Please check out the new, streamlined website, and go to the Newsletter tab to sign up.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Update

Below are a few new pieces, some plein air and others in the studio with some new tools.  I have started using linen and also added a 23" monitor for in-studio work.

Have a nice holiday season.

 BERRY PICKING FESTIVAL, 24 x 30 oil on canvas panel
Late afternoon on Sauvie Island at Kruger's Farm Festival. The colors were very warm so I couldn't resist trying to get the feel of the event on canvas.

BIG SUR MEMORIES, 11 x 14 oil on linen using my photo reference (with the new monitor) from a trip that Char and I took last year.

COZY, 14 x 11 oil on linen using my photo reference (with the new monitor) from a Mount Hood day trip last year.

HOYT STEPS, plein air 11 x 14 oil on canvas panel.  Pretty chilly day, but the rain held off as I was finishing.

Friday, October 12, 2012

You're Invited

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend our fine art show at the end of October.  I am honored to be associated with the three other artists (Anton Pavlenko, Celeste Bergin, Kat Sowa) that make up our group called "Inspirations in Paint".  The evite below gives the time/place/etc.  Also check out our web site at

We are pleased to contribute a share of the revenues generated at the event to CASA (see press release below). 

Patti Clark
Clark Media Group
\(503) 774-3787

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate release Monday, October 8, 2012
Local artists team up to support CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children


Portland, OR – Local artists David McBride, Kat Sowa, Anton Pavlenko and Celeste Bergin will host Inspirations in Paint, an Art Exhibit and Event at the Eastmoreland Golf Course Clubhouse on Friday October 26 and Saturday October 27, 2012.

One-of-a-kind original Art will be available for purchase from the four award-winning artists, with donations going to CASA benefiting children in the foster care system of Multnomah and Washington Counties.

“Art is the most personal part of your environment”, CASA Development Associate Kathy Finney says, “It influences the mood of your room and the image of its inhabitants more than any other single element. An added bonus is that each purchase will result in a direct Donation to CASA and it is a great way to give back to our community. It provides real help for the over 1,100 children currently in our foster care system”.

When: Friday, October 26, 5-8pm and Saturday October 27, 2-8pm

Where: Eastmoreland Golf Course Clubhouse, 2425 SE Bybee Blvd Portland, OR 97202


Cost: Free

Please visit or phone 503-774-3787 for more information at Clark Media Group.


Below are a few of my latest paintings.

   "A" GAME REQUIRED, 20 X 24 OIL, plein air

        HOGAN AT CARNOUSTIE, 11 x 14 oil

         TOM MORRIS, 14 x 11 oil

      ALMOST DUSK, 8 x 10 oil (mostly plein air)

        CB MACDONALD, 14 x 11 oil

         HURRICANE RIDGE, 8 x 10 oil plein air

Friday, August 17, 2012

Update as of 8/17/12

EVENING TIDE, 16 x 20 oil on canvas panel


The Portland Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery has invited me (and a dozen other artists they represent) to paint in the Park Blocks this Sunday.  Below is the information that was sent to me.   

Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery Artist Plein Air Paint Out

12-5pm This Sunday August 19th in the outdoor sculpture court and in the SW Park Blocks adjacent to the Museum.

Artwork by participating artists will be available for sale via RSG representatives. 

This is also Family Day and a Free day!  There will be a table set up in the court yard for children to paint outdoors too!

 Koi Fusion and Salt & Straw food carts will be on site selling snacks and ice cream

 Here is the list of participating artists:  Charlotte Abernathy, Sarkis Antikajian, Janet Bland, Yvonne Branchflower, Sidonie Caron, Margaret Coe, Lin Haak, Jani Hoberg, Ken Klos, David McBride, Peggie Moje, Robert Schlegel, Susan Trueblood Stuart

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Below are the current venues and one sample painting from each.  Most of my paintings (50+) are 'hanging out' at one of these locations.  Our 'Flying Birds Studio' and home gallery are nearly empty.  I hope that you will have a chance to stop by one (or more).  Note the opening night reception at Lane Gallery, etc.

US BANK at the corner of SE Milwaukie and Bybee

This juried show opens July 13th and runs through Nov 11th

Exibit from 7/4 through end of August

On going 

On going

For the month of July

Please join us for opening night reception.  First Friday 7/6 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM

Friday, June 1, 2012

Update 6/1/2012

I'm happy to report two new venues for some of my paintings.  True Brew Coffee House at 3370 SE Milwaukie Ave just a few blocks south of Powell has three of my larger paintings on their wall as of Wednesday.  Also, the US Bank on SE Bybee and Milwaukie is hanging my work this coming Monday.
Finally, I received word that my painting for the Pittock Mansion show has been juried in. 

Below is a painting that was just completed today. 

20 x 24 oil on canvas panel

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Some Revisions and Updates May 27, 2012

I have been fairly busy making revisions to earlier plein air and studio paintings that I was either going to scrape or touch up. 

The 17 Mile Drive painting was from a photo taken while we were on vacation in Carmel, CA.



GRAZING revised