Bold ~ bosc pears in Hood River. 8"x 10" acrylic on canvas panel. $200-unframed. $265-framed.

Bold ~ bosc pears in Hood River. 8″x 10″ acrylic on canvas panel. $200-unframed. $265-framed.


Brilliant!     Light!      It hit me.   Somewhere a painting was brewing.    I felt like I couldn’t capture it fast enough. My camera was my tool for collecting images that day. Last August we were visiting best friends and three of us took off in the late light – driving the back roads outside of Hood River.   Sort of unintentionally, we wound our way slowly down a dirt road. I called out, “stop” every couple hundred yards, “I want to shoot here”…with my camera. My husband, John and my friend, Sue obliged. They had their cameras too.

Deepening shadows and long light were creating effects on the land worth gathering.     Sensuous – diffused – and hot.      Slowly, slowly, down the hillside…the road opened up to a junction with one way leading to Dead End Farm!

Bosc pears hung everywhere – the trees hanging heavy under their golden glory. Spotlights of sun hitting the surface and lost quickly in the dark branches, creating dark, dark space behind. Weaving in and out.

Bold is a painting from that day – painted in my studio later, remembering how the light hit me – that perfect moment.  Looking, for a few minutes in August and feeling for a lifetime.

Bold – as a title , is a metaphor for me – put yourself out there – for any one…courage to be an artist and pursue your vision of parts of this world…courage to be a teacher, a doctor, an aid, an IT technician, a spouse, an electrician, a researcher, a  chef, a dishwasher, a parent…

“If your nerve deny you,

go beyond your nerve.”

(Emily Dickinson)

This painting is from my group of available still life paintings.

And….a couple of shots of the place where the idea sparked..working and observing on location!


Ar the end of the road...Dead End Farm, Hood River

Ar the end of the road…Dead End Farm, Hood River

Camera in hand, Teri at the junction to Dead End Farm, Hood River

Camera in hand, Teri at the junction to Dead End Farm, Hood River










Let me know if you’re interested in Bold or any of my paintings. I am glad to ship a piece or set up a studio visit.

~Teri          Tel: 206.329.4750              Seattle, WA



  1. Was just contemplating some Hood River bosc pears…pear ginger crisp or tart? Either a good balance to the pumpkin cheesecake and chocolate/rum/pecan pies already started…
    “The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both” L.P. Jacks
    Seems to me, you & John are masters!


    • Either sounds good! Lovely words of inspiration that you shared…creating apple-pear-cranberry sauce and four-nut tarte in the kitchen today…with daughter, Z! Plenty of work happening in between, on the Namibian Portfolio too!!


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