Category: Paintings in Progress


     I met Keir When I worked at sanrio. He drew this picture of my dog Travis before he even met him. ThAT sealed the deal, Total buddies.
So lucky to have known you.
This is keir with Mr Socks. if there is a heaven I
Hope they are together.

I sent this photo of Shadow to JANE and we received this amazing painting for Christmas.


this is the SHADOW painting I have been working on, not finished.

Sauvie Island

Sauvie Island Cows, not finished.

Needs to be varnished, and some other finishing touches . . .
Pussy Willow House
oil on wood
2018 • 12.75″ x 12.75″

shows I AM INTERESTED IN Seeing in portland this month:
augen gallery
Paintings and Drawings
russolee gallery
Fay Jones


This doggie-guy named Lincoln was staring at me at the Jazz Fest the other eve in St Johns, PDX. He is a people magnet. I did everything I could to resist him, but as he was leaving I got to say hello.

With the help of Brad, this one is finally looking better.


For Anna and Mariah

Chipmunk & Baby
2014, Copperplate Etching
Aquatint Intaglio
8.5” x 11” (paper size)
2017, Copperplate Etching
Aquatint, Intaglio
8” x 7.25” (paper size)


New wood to paint on      

Martin Puryear and Mark Pascal have the same initials. My friend Mark Pascal compiled and wrote MARTIN PURYEAR / MULTIPLE DIMENSOINS, about the wonderful sculptor, Martin Puryear’s work as a consummate printmaker.


Rex. My neighbors pup, is no longer with us. I did this painting (and all the dog paintings) a long time ago and kept it because I liked it, and loved Rex. But now it is time to give it to my neighbors as a 35th wedding anniversary gift. Rex was one of a kind, a big dog in a little dog’s body.


2 more of Rex. (He was not 3 legged, may need to give him another leg!)


Maquah and Axel
Axel’s tag needs to be straightened!

Tag says: BILL 18 BLIND
It was supposed to say: BILL IS BLIND
Travis, Love o’ my life

Made this solar plate print in Beth Kerschen’s Studio
And yes it is true, Travis had his own BLOG.

This is Ted’s Version of Travis



Working on this one.   

Shadow’s Shadow
CopperPlate Etching • Intaglio, Aquatint
2017    paper size:  7″ x 6″


2017, Oil on wood
5″ x 4.25″
© 2017 Fran Lee

This one is varnished with cold wax medium, which worked well on the smaller pieces.
The bigger ones have a matte/satin varnish.

Bye bye Lil’bit.


Copperplate Etching, Aquatint • Intaglio
7” x 7” (paper size)
estimate edition: 60
© 2017 Fran Lee


Bunny-Hump-Ta-Bunny-Boo           Bunny-Hump-Ta-Bunny-Boo 2
4″ x 4.5″ Oil on wood
© 2017 Fran Lee


Painting on the left was stolen from a gallery wall the afternoon before the opening. (I was bummed, so I repainted it — painting on the right.) They think this guy just stuck it in his pocket and walked out of the gallery. If you find it, let me know.