Sunday, July 31, 2011

Yellow Pepper

Yellow Pepper 10X8 Oil on Panel $100

This was an internet challenge that I thought I would try. It's always good to stretch and do something out of the norm. I set this up on my tool box and canvas put a couple of lights on it and gave it a whirl. It was fun to do.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Italian Garlic

Italian Garlic 12"X9" $120 Oil on Canvas

This painting is full of rich color and paint. The image is from Italy. I had thought of naming it sweet smell or some such. If you have any ideas for titles of paintings I would love to hear from you.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Summertime 8X10 Oil on Canvas $100

I thought it would be fun to try and switch the color scheme into a fun landscape. I like the atmosphere and feel to it.

Monday, July 25, 2011


Reflection 30X40 $750 Oil on Canvas

This is one of my larger pieces. I loved the spontanaety of how it came together. It is on a gallery wrapped canvas so it doesn't need to be framed.

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Summerfield 8X10 oil on canvas $100

I love the summerfields when the wind blows through the leaves and flowers. One big mass of gorgeous color.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Gotcha 8X10 Oil on Canvas $100

We have a lot of herons in this area. They always seem to have their heads in the water fetching something.

This painting is rich in color and texture.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Whistler Sketch 2011

Pencil and Acrylic on 90lb paper NODP

When we were at Whistler this last weekend I brought a new drawing tool to try out. It was fast and fluid and a lot of fun.

If you like it and are interested do send me an email.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Follow Me

Follow Me 8X10 Oil on Canvas $100

This seagull followed me where ever I went. At one point I thought he was going to fly at my canvas. Couldn't quite figure out what the attraction was on his part. Do Sea Gulls like oil paint? Maybe he thought the paint was something worth eating.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunflower Group

Sunflower Group 24X18 $395 Oil on Canvas

We haven't seen much sun around here for a while so I thought you might like to see a cheerful Sunflower Painting. Thick rich paint. The painting can be hung without a frame.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Light Force

Light Force 18X36 Oil on Canvas with Acrylic underlays $600

The sky in this is full of rich jewell tones showing different shades under different light conditions.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Turbulence 36X48 Oil on Canvas $2592

This is a large moody, powerful painting. I started it with laid in appliques and acrylic and then set the music on high and big brushes, lots of paint and there you are. Over many days of following my intuition.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Plein Air

Plein Air 14X11 Oil on Panel $150.00

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Red Abstract

Red Abstract 8X8 Oil on Canvas $75

These intuitive paintings are fun to do. I had an image in mind when doing it but leave the interpretation up to you.

Friday, July 8, 2011


Stroll, Oil on W&N canvas board, 10X14 $100

This is also from Kalaloch Beach. We camped here for a few nights and I tackled some on site painting. At one point I had a sea gull following me. I was wondering if he was going to attack my palette. The sand was flying into the paint, things were falling over and I did wonder what I was trying to prove. I perservered. To me these experiences are invaluable.

This painting is from the memory of that day.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Straight Up

Straight Up Oil on Canvas 8X8 $75

When we were in Port Townsend, walking the beach, there was a cloud that when "Straight Up" It was an amazing contrast to the headlands, sky and water. The image kept coming to mind so here you are. My impression of it.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Kalaloch Beach

Kalaloch Beach 9X12 Oil on Panel $100

We love spending time by the ocean. This beach is on the west coast of Washington on the Olympic Penninsula.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia 8X10 $75

This is a palette knife painting with thick rich paint. It is a standard size and will fit nicely into a frame.

I am revisitig the ocean holidays that I have had with Nova Scotia being one of them.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tools of Art

Tools of Art 9X12 Oil on Wood Panel $75

This truly was a challenge and I am glad I perservered. It's part of the Daily Paintworks Website. They post a challenge each week and I try to do them because they are a challenge. Something I wouldn't normally do.

When the weather changes I will try and get a better picture. This too is a challenge with the color red, glistening paint, sun get the picture.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Cloudburst 11X 14 Oil on Canvas $150

This painting is full and rich with color. Thick paint with palette knife work and energetic brushstrokes.

Water Fall

Waterfall, Oil on Canvas 20X24

This painting was part of the Run for Water Charity Auciton held a few weeks ago. It was fun trying to create the layers of spray for the water.

I have been painting up a storm and realized yesterday that I haven't been posting them. So, now begins the posting session. I will put up a new one every weekday. My apologies if something takes me away.

I will be back. Guaranteed.

Happy Summer.