Thursday, November 18, 2010

"Still Life with Books"

Oil on linen, 10x8"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Oil on linen, 12x12"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"Art in the Making"

Saturday, October 9 from 1-4pm

- A demonstration by 15 professional artists drawing and painting from 2 live models and accompanied by live music in the Coeur D'Alene Plaza Shops (210 E Sherman Ave)

This is an annual event, and I was invited to participate. Last year I did some charcoal drawings, this time I'm going to paint. Here are some photos from 2009 Art in the Making(courtesy of Rhea Giffin)


24x20", oil on canvas

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Charcoal on cradled board, 36x24

Available at The Art Spirit Gallery

Monday, September 6, 2010

"When I Was Young, I Had Many Ambitions"

oil on canvas, 36x24"

Saturday, September 4, 2010

"Riverside & Lincoln" - finished

Just realized that I never posted a photo of the finished painting, so here it is.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Summer just flew by....

If you are in town, please join us for the opening reception on Friday, Sptember 10th from 5-8, at The Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur D'Alene, ID.  Kathy Nelson will give a charcoal demonstration in the gallery on Saturday, September 11 from 1-3.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


30x15", oil on canvas

Monday, July 19, 2010

"Post and Main"

30x30", oil on canvas

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Head Study

Thought I'd post this one. It's charcoal on board, about 20x16".

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

On the easel

This is one of the paintings I'm working on for the September show, it's 30x40". Why, oh why am I not painting a small cabin in the woods with one crooked window?

I love seeing other artists work in progress, but I'm always very uncomfortable about showing my unfinished stuff.
Right now it's in its ugly state - sadly, all my painting go through this. The beginning is very exciting, all the possibilities are there, I can see in my mind what it's going to look like...  Then comes this "ugly stage", when the freshness of the start is gone, but things are not quite there yet. Very frustrating, but somehow I need those wrong colors and wrong layers to get me where I want to be with a painting - eventually.

Monday, May 10, 2010


14x18", oil on canvas

Saturday, May 8, 2010

"One Way Alley"

36x24" oil on canvas

Thursday, May 6, 2010

"In the Studio"

20x30", oil on linen

I'm finishing a few larger paintings this week, here is one of them.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

"Tomatoes on a Blue Plate"

12x6'', oil on canvas

Sunday, March 14, 2010

"Monroe Street Bridge"

30x40", oil on canvas
Available at The Art Spirit Gallery

Monday, March 1, 2010

Work in progress


Monroe Street Bridge - underpainting.

I'm actually a bit farther along with this one.  Normally I don't have patience for such a detailed underpainting, I just block in the main shapes and continue with color. This time I wanted to figure out the architectural elements and perspective first, hoping to avoid some frustrations and reworkings (is that a word?) later.

Friday, January 22, 2010

"Opera House. November"

36x36", oil on canvas

I've been getting a bit sick of working in a small format, so I spent the past month or so on my larger paintings that were patiently waiting for some attention. Just finished this one.

"Opera House. November" is going to be at Works from the Heart Art Auction that benefits Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. The event will take place on February 20th, 2010.