Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
I am preparing for the studio tour on September 13th and hanging some of my larger canvases. The inspiration for this came from travels to the red canyons with the great colors, crevices and surprises around each corner.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Gallery wrapped canvas.
We had come back from a glorious holiday with phenomenal scenery. Then we take our special pooch for a walk early in the morning and the light coming through the trees caught my eye. So you can see which scene I painted.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
I am back. We've been galavanting around the country and collecting ideas and images. I did this painting shortly after returning from one of those ventures.
Now I am getting ready for a studio tour September 13th 10am to 5pm.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
My last post was of this painting. As I watched it in different light it appeared too dark for me so out came the palette knives and more texture and colour was added. I like this better.
There is more variety in the values in this one.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
This was a challenge. I do believe I painted it 4 times. It started out mostly black and white with blue grey sky and grey ground. My sensibilities just couldn't live with that so each day more and more color appeared. Then when I had the house to myself (who knows why that made a difference) I decided to get out the palette knives, put out a full slate of colors and away I went. The walls stayed the same but everything else livened up. The trees in the painting are not as purple as they appear here.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Yeah! Spring is here. The light is different and life is appearing everywhere. Isn't it wonderful.
The colors in this painting are actually richer than they appear but when I take the photo in the sun it washes some of the color away. I will try for a better photo later
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Tulips 12X12 Oil on Canvas SOLD
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
This is painted with bold color and thick palette knife work. I am loving my palette knife. I am thinking I may tackle a few large flowers again with my palette knives. Now that its warming up outside I can open up the windows.
I have learned that the water soluble oils definitely dry faster so I can go back in and do some glazing in fairly short order. It is interesting to experiment.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
West Coast 36X48
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Both pieces are done on paper with mixed media.
Summer Storm won an Award of Excellence. I feel honored with this award. The last time I was in the gallery and looked at the exhibit I was awed by the quality. To me this is a true honor.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Back to my oils for a short time as I will be travelling again soon. Going to California to what I call a mentorship program. No instruction. Guidance leadership and phenomenal focus. Last year I came back and did a whole body of work as a result. It's quite an interesting concept because we pay a lot of money to go. We work on our own. No talking allowed unless you leave the room. Everyone is working on something totally different and by the end of 5 days you can see the change in peoples work.
Maybe we work harder there than we actually do at home because we have to go to work or cook or do the laundry and get interrupted. Here, there is a Trader Joes across the street. I go and get my food and either paint or go to my hotel room. Pretty anti social. Really.
The result of last years program was being published in a book and soon in an American Art Magazine so I would say there is benefit.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
It may appear as though they are two separate images but the top one is the cropped version of the bottom. I am playing with color and think I may have too much color in the original and a better balance in the cropped version. The thing with paper is you can cut it to meet your requirements. Of course I could crop even further and have a totally abstract image.
The sun is shining beautifully here today so I thought this was appropriate.