Monday, December 19, 2011

UPDATE December 19, 2011

The new TV series, Grimm, is being filmed in Portland.  If you haven't watched, they usually have beautiful scenes of the Portland area.  I mention this show because we are happy to have three paintings rented by the production company (from Portland Art Museum Rental Gallery) that are to be used in the filming.   The paintings are on the slide directly below.

                                                 RECENT PAINTINGS ARE BELOW

                                    PAUSE FOR A COOL ONE, 11 X 14 oil on canvas panel

                                           OCTOBER HARVEST, 10 x 8 oil on canvas panel


                                                ALL SMILES, 14 x 11 oil on canvas panel
                              (Mocha at Canon Beach, perfect dog day, warm and absent of people)


                                                CHEMISTRY, 16 x 20 oil on canvas panel

                                               COME ON IN, 14 x 11 oil on canvas panel

                                           DARK TO LIGHT, 20 x 16 oil on canvas panel

                                              CITY BELOW, 11 x 14 oil on canvas panel

                                              FIRST DANCE, 11 X 14 oil on canvas panel

Saturday, November 26, 2011

UPDATE November 26, 2011

                                          MOUNT HOOD, 24 x 36 oil on canvas
This newly completed painting hangs in the Pittock Mansion during their annual Holiday Tour.  We are fortunate to be involved with the following groups who designed the French inspired Music Room at Pittock Mansion: Anne Runde Interiors, Everyday Styling, Griffin & Gedrose Interior Design, The Room Stylers, and Creative Interior Solutions.  They did a beautiful job.  I hope that you can take time to see this years Holiday is very festive.  Joyeux Noel.  

 FALL ON THE FARM, 11 x 14 oil on cotton panel, plein air completed on site at Sauvie Island

 JOE AND BROOKS AT ST JOHNS, 11 x 14 oil on cotton panel, plein air at Cathedral Park.  My painting friends working on their craft.

 SUNDOWN ON SNOWY RANGE, 11 x 14 oil on cotton panel, studio painting from my reference photo taken at the summit of Snowy Range in the Southern Wyoming Rockies.

RAIN AND ROUGH, 11 x 14 oil on cotton panel, studio painting meant to portray conditions at this years President's Cup in Australia....USA won.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

New Events and Paintings

20 x 16 oil on panel

11 x 14 oil on panel
plein air

                                                                  WINTER SETS IN
                                                                  11 x 14 oil on panel


1. The Unitarian Church in downtown Portland juries in one artist per month and I am fortunate to be the one for the month of September.  They are located at SW 12th and Main in downtown Portland.  Use the North entrance, at the corner of SW Main.  There is free church parking across the street to the South.  
This is a one-man show with over 40 paintings on the 60’ ART WALL that is dedicated to fine art.  I hope that you can drop by on any Sunday in September between 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM ...or by appointment. 
Char and I will be there on the 18th.

2.  I am very pleased have 11 paintings displayed and to be in the company of the fine Plein Air painters who are showing their work in this new venue.  Below is the press release for Kruger Farm’s new SE 23rd and Hawthorne location.   This is a new concept in food and entertainment inspired by the many open air neighborhood markets of Italy, where the locals shop daily with their favorite vendors for the freshest ingredients.  There will also be a Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday September 4th with live music, food, art, and more.
Char and I will be there on Friday, September 2nd.

3.  Finally, we will be traveling to Colorado for the Richard Schmid Auction, Labor Day at Rist Canyon.
            Two paintings: one in the silent and one in the live auction.

16th Annual Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New Post as of 8/9/11

24 x 36 oil on canvas

                                                                "TOGETHER AGAIN"
                                                               14 x 11 oil on linen panel

This painting has special meaning for me as it is my impression of the site where my mother's ashes were spread last weekend.  The Little Laramie River was a favorite spot for both of my parents during their fishing and retirement days.  My dad, Don, died in 1991 and his ashes were also scattered in the Little Laramie River.  In my mind, their spirits are joined and they are, "TOGETHER AGAIN"

Friday, July 22, 2011

Invitation to FIRST THURSDAY in AUGUST and my latest studio painting

"According to Northwest Light"

A juried group exibit of Plein Air paintings by the members of Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters
Juror: Catherine Gill

Artist's Reception: First Thursday August 4, 2011,  6-9 pm

Albina Community Bank in the Pearl
430 Northwest 10th Ave.  Portland, OR 97209-3113, 503-445-2150

I feel fortunate to have two paintings in the First Thursday event above.  I hope that you can join us.

24 X 36 Oil on Canvas

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

UPDATE July 13, 2011

Below are recent plein air paintings done on Sauvie Island.  Fun time painting with other artists.

Please join us tomorrow, Thursday 7/14/11, at Kruger's Farm on Sauvie Island for the farm's weekly BBQ, Band, Berry Pick, Hay Ride, Paintings, etc.

  OFF TO THE WEST  11x14 oil on linen panel

                                          FAMILY FUN, U-PICK,  16x20 oil on linen panel

                                         HERE COMES THE SUN,  11x14 oil on linen panel

                                          STRAWBERRY PICKIN,  11x14 oil on linen panel

                                   SAUVIE ISLAND FARM - WEST, 6x8 oil on cotton panel

Saturday, June 18, 2011

UPDATE 6/18/11

Please plan to join us on Sauvie Island 7/14/11 for Kruger Farms Summer Concerts on the Lawn, FARM TUNES.   Portland Plein Air Artists have been invited to paint and display their work for sale.  Food, beer & wine, music and a beautiful spot.  I hope that you can make it out.

Recent paintings below

20 x 16 oil on linen panel
NFS (this painting will be in the Richard Schmid auction on Labor Day)
studio painting (a made up location from my Colorado memories)

11 x 14 oil on linen panel
plein air painting

11 x 14 oil on linen panel
plein air painting

Monday, June 6, 2011

Update 6/6/11

        11 x 14 oil on linen panel

                                                                SAUVIE ISLAND FARM
                                                                11 x 14,  oil on linen panel

                                                         BRIGHT WILLAMETTE DAY
                                                              14 x 11 oil on linen panel

                                                                      OLD COUNTRY 2
                                                                  11 x 14 oil on linen panel

David L. McBride Fine Art

Posted: 30 May 2011 05:50 PM PDT
New Events and Updates

Richard Schmid LIVE Auction...I am pleased to have a piece in the upcoming Live Auction in Colorado on Labor Day.  Especially gradifying to know that Richard hand selected all of the participants.  Please check out

Recently juried into the Portland Art Museum Gallery.  The Rental Sales Gallery Summer Show will be from 5:00PM to 8 PM on June 17th.  View works by newly admitted artists and enjoy light refreshments.  1237 SW 10th Ave
I hope that you can drop by. 

For the month of June, I will have 9 small paintings at the US Bank on NE Weidler just North of the Lloyd Center. 

For the months of May and June, Celeste Bergin and I have paintings at the Blue Kangaroo Coffee Roasters 7901 SE 13th Ave Portland, Oregon 97202.

Tualatin Wildlife Refuge, a plein air painting "FOR THE BIRDS" below, will be on display for the month of June.

Finally, I'm looking forward to a one-man-show for the month of September. This juried event will have up to 40 paintings and is on the 50 foot Art Wall at First Unitarian Church in downtown Portland.   More on this as later.

                                                      WHERE THE BLACK TOP ENDS
                                                             16 x 20 oil on linen panel

11 x 14 oil on linen panel

20 x 16 oil on panel
(I'm really not political...this just seemed like the thing to paint at the time)


                                                 PERFECT DAY ON SAUVIE ISLAND
                                                              14 x 11 oil on linen panel

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Plein Air challenges in Oregon's April rain.

20 x 16 oil on linen panel 

                                                                  COWS IN HIDING
                                                               11 x 14 oil on linen panel

                                                          SUN, WIND, RAIN, HAIL
                                                           16 x 20 oil on linen panel

                                                               A TRAIN FOR ELIAS
                                                               10 x8 oil on linen panel

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Plein Air, "BIRDS EYE VIEW", 11 x 14 oil on linen panel, $400

March 19, 2011 UPDATES

Plein Air
"SAUVIE ISLAND #1"  11 x 14 oil on linen panel, $400

Saturday, March 5, 2011

NEW PAINTINGS for February 2011

"HANGING OUT AT SUN VALLEY"   14 x 11 acrylic on linen panel, $400

"CHEAP MODEL" 10 x 8 acrylic on linen panel, NFS

"FLOWERS AT PGA WEST"  14 x 11 acrylic on linen panel, $400

Friday, January 28, 2011

EVENTS UPDATE beginning February 1, 2011

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Follow up to current EVENTS:

The Matthew's Gallery compete ART 2011, Kickoff on 1/22 was well attended (over 300).  The competition and voting for works of over 75 artists will continue until February 16th.  The closing reception will be Saturday, February 19th 2-6pm....the public and all artists are invited.  Awards will be presented at 4pm, both public awards and critic's choices.
If you haven't been, I would recommend taking a look.  South on I-5, after passing under hwy 217, exit the freeway to the right on Upper Boones Ferry Rd exit 291.  Turn right (North) for about 100 yards and turn left at the first light. 

          "VARDON" 20 x 16 acrylic on BFK paper

Blue Kangaroo Coffee Roasters                         
7901 SE 13th Ave     Portland, Oregon 97202
 In the heart of Sellwood's Antique Row

Approximately 15 oil and acrylic paintings will hang from February through March

Friday, January 14, 2011

Up Coming EVENTS

EVENT #1   Come join us, it should be fun.  Over 75 artists

MATTHEW'S GALLERIES Art Show, Sale, and Competition
15800 Upper Boones Ferry Road #300
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035

YOU be the judge!  YOU the public will vote for 10 prize winners

'competeART 2011' opens Saturday, January 22, 2011
Artist Reception from 2-6 PM

Closing Reception & Awards Event to be Saturday, February 19, 2011,  2-6 PM

         'THE RACE IS ON'   36 x 24 oil on canvas by David L. McBride


Blue Kangaroo Coffee Roasters                          

7901 SE 13th Ave     Portland, Oregon 97202

 In the heart of Sellwood's Antique Row

Approximately 15 oil and acrylic paintings will hang from February through March


Saturday, January 8, 2011