Thursday, November 29, 2007

fire lookouts, tea, booze, and death

A month of painfully designing and laying out four paintings has now come to completion after a 72 hour painting binge. I'm tired. I recently finished one flew over the cuckoo's nest. "I'm Tired, I'm Tired" I keep repeating this, but there's no one here to quiet me down.
If you can make it to my show on the 6th of December I'd love to have your support. If not, I appreciate your visit to my blog. Please leave comments if you have a second. feedback is always helpfull. the good and the bad.
Here's a few picts. It is 4:44am at the moment so please excuse lack of quality.
All is well that ends well.
Off to San Fran for the Weekend.
my show is at the Attic Gallery in Portland, OR at NW 10th and Hoyt , in the Pearl District. I believe it all goes down between 5 to 8 in the evening.
Hope to see you there.
may the wind be at your backs.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hood River Flats

Friday, November 9, 2007

A Trip To The Art Museum

Today, I set out to visit The Maryhill Museum of Art. For some reason, I thought there was a full size replica of Stonehenge on the property. As It turns out, there ain't. But it's pretty plush non-the-less, built way up, on the Washington bank, looking out over the Gorge... what used to be the location of Celilo Falls. The Dalles Dam rendered the sacred falls merely an underwater jumble of rock, but we've got power.
It was a good day, thanks to peacocks, the vistas, and generous pours at the Maryhill Winery. I never ended up going inside the museum, mostly because of the fee, but I think I was really only in it for the museum's grounds.
That Stonehenge replica has got to be somewhere out there. I'm sure I have heard talk of it. I'll report back with the details.

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: The geographical features of the Columbia Gorge are on a gigantic scale.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Down In Town Today

Walking down off the hill, into town, I heard a party going on, up on a roof. Way up there, on top of the Asbury United Methodist Church were some folks tearing off shingles, having a good time.
A nice building.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

House Sitting In Hood River

Back to the stationary life. Besides taking the dog for a walk, and rescuing the cats from the roof, I'm pretty much holed up here in Hood River, trying to make some large paintings worth looking at, and thinking about.
If you will be in the Portland area in December, I'd love to have you come by for the grand opening of the show on first Thursday, at the Attic Gallery at 539 NW 10th and Hoyt in the Pearl district.
I'll have a selection of paintings from this blog framed, and for sale, along with a series of new oil paintings. I hope to self publish another zine to accompany the show.
As for recent small scale paintings, I haven't much to show for now, but some doodles, and a painting I did in Seattle on my way back down from visiting my friend Mike in Bellingham.

on the back of the painting is scribbled:
A slow day, huh?
Yes, it's slow. Still cold. Hands cold.
Metropolitan West, someone said. Metropolitan East, and that ones West.
Metropolitan West, OK.

a warehouse down on the Columbia in Hood River
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