Saturday, January 22, 2022

My Favorite Painting from 2021

oil painting 16x16 inches

I usually get at least a post in January, so here I am again.  My resolution this year is to paint more than last year.  I was in a slump much of the year but feeling more inspiration now.

Of the few paintings done last year, this is my favorite.  Its at the Gustavus beach in late winter at sundown with Mount Crillion in the distance.  The color in the photo is a bit off.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Some Small Oil Paintings

 These are some recent small oil paintings.  They are available for purchase on my website.

5x7 inches

My favorite tree, again


This was done plein aire at the Gustavus Community Garden. I started raining as soon as I got there and the only place to stay dry was under the eave of the shed with no view of the actual garden.

7x5 inches

Between the Salmon and Good Rivers in Gustavus, Alaska

7x5 inches

The bench on Gustavus Beach, a short walk from the dock is a pleasant place to view Icy Strait.

6x12 inches

Looking towards Good River from the middle beach in Gustavus 


 Mount Crillion, part of the Fairweather Range as seen from the Gustavus boat harbor


7x5 inches

 Frost covered path as sun lights up the grass

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Favorite Trees 2021

original oil painting 11x15 inches

I'm still painting my favorite trees every year.  Soon the small spruce will cover my view.

Friday, July 2, 2021



The Little Gallery is open for the summer after being closed for the last two years.   I have lots of new paintings  on display as well as my cards, older woodblock prints and paintings, and a few antiques and collectables.  Most of my newer work is in oil.

I am either open or can open almost anytime that I am home, which is most of the time. You can call or text me at 209-1700 or call 697-2283 to make sure I am around or to arrange for  a visit.

Follow the signs from west of the Salmon River bridge to the end of Lupine Way. (aka Lupine Lane)

  These wide-angle photos make the rooms look larger than they actually are.

from the front doorway


The second room from the doorway  

Another view of the second room.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Painting Florida

I'm usually planning a trip to Florida in January.  That isn't happening this year.  So I imagined myself there painting these two from photos from previous years.

Above is from a walk at the Lake Kissimmee State Park.  It is painted on Yupo paper with watercolor and gouache.

 Below is from a walk in Cedar Key.


Saturday, January 23, 2021

My Most Recent Camping Trip

11x14 inch oil

 I just finished this painting from a photograph from my most recent camping trip, which was in 2018...hard to believe it has been so long. This was a view from the third of three nights in the Beardslee Islands in Glacier Bay. Below are some small watercolors that I did on the trip.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Big Clouds

14x11 inch oil

This is a recent painting from a photograph I took in 2018. 

Below are two watercolors painted in 2018.  Both are about 7x5 inches.

The photo was taken at the Gustavus beach.  In all three paintings, I have not placed trees where they actually were.  In most of my Gustavus work, I do try to depict a certain place.  Our landscape is rapidly changing, and I hope others appreciate in my paintings what they remember of the environment from only a few years ago.



Sunday, January 10, 2021

Summer Magic

6x6 oil

I used a photo for reference for the sky on this one and memory for the land mass and trees, remembering a campsite in the Beardsley Islands in Glacier Bay.  This was painted on museum mat board that was prepared with several coats of gesso.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Edge of the Forest

6x6 inches
 I just finished this watercolor/gouache from the same photo that I used for the little oil painting below. They were both from a photo I took a couple of summers ago while looking for orchids near the Bartlett Cove Road.

6x6 inches

The watercolor looks more like the photo, but I like the light in this one better..... this scan of it could be better.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Middle Beach

oil painting 8x10

This is the upland area of "middle beach" in Gustavus is between the Salmon River and Good River. We that live between the two rivers call it our beach. There are no roads to it and it is part of the Nature Conservancy. In the spring it is very colorful with flowering sweet gale and rusty colored horse tail.

I painted this from photos  and two little watercolors that I did at the  beach in May.  You can see them on my other blog.