I painted this at the end of 2013 and just got around to posting. Took quite a while! But I’m proud of the results, it was definitely a challenge and so far is the largest solo painting I’ve done. Actually ended up being a self portrait of sorts since I used my face to get the expression I wanted on the painter. Enjoy, and I’ve put these images in the visions + ideas gallery.
A friend of mine said this looks like some character breathing dreams into a sleeping otter. I guess everyone sees something different. Acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 36. In free line.
Little gap in the vegetation gave a nice view to Spencer’s Butte across the running trail in Amazon Park. Painted as the seasons were changing; the bits and pieces of this scene resemble the way it looked on different days. The clouds were putting on a show on the day I started this. Acrylic on canvas 16″ x 20″. In outer world.
New landscape painting in Eugene. This is the Jacqua Center, a very high end building on the University of Oregon that exclusively serves student athletes. Fall started to show up while I painted this. Acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 20″. Also in outer world.
New painting, first spontaneous one in a while. Acrylic on canvas, 24″ by 36″. In the free line.
Had the chance to start painting outside again, now in Eugene, OR. This is a view through the University of Oregon campus towards the new Matthew Knight Arena, home to the UO basketball team. More from Eugene to come. Acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 20″. Part of the outer world gallery.
Collaboration from early this year – when we and our guests were acting ridiculous. This may still be a work in progress. See in collaborative.
A group effort – acrylic on plastic. The plastic is an interesting surface to paint on, and it allows us to put this frame on our window and create a spectacle for those approaching the house. Somehow animals always appear in these. See in collaborative.
A painting for my Grandfather, Joe Rodgers, who often drew the “lucky rabbit” while serving in WWII in the navy to illustrate the boat’s travels. This painting was brought to the 2012 reunion in Chicago. He would bring similar paintings to the reunions in the past but has stopped this practice in recent years. I chose to put the rabbit (Bugs) in front of Cloud Gate, the public sculpture by Anish Kapoor because it was my favorite site when I visited Chicago a few years back.
The tall building in the center is One57 – a new residential skyscraper that is making a big impact on the skyline. No doubt it will provide some incredible views of the park and surrounding neighborhoods. This piece is also posted in the Outer World gallery.
Painted this spring, acrylic on canvas, 30″ x 40″. Also in Visions.
Acrylic and twine on canvas, 16″ x 20.” Recently made a trip to Montreal and had a chance to make a first attempt at an idea I had earlier this year. I plan to try something on a larger scale. Also in Visions.