Sunday, February 18, 2018

No. 857 Sunset at Lowell Riverfront Park

Sunset at Lowell Riverfront Park
Oil on Canvas Panel
7" x 5"

When a person has been in my class for awhile I often have them tell me how much more they see in everyday life since starting class. Everywhere they go they see more color than they ever did before. I think it is a particular gift of being an artist. It's like layers of veils being removed from our eyes.  So exciting!

Well one of the best gifts of painting outside this January was having a few more veils removed from my eyes. It took a bit more time to notice the beautiful colors everywhere but they were most definitely there!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

No 856 Taking a Break

Taking a Break
Oil on Gessobord
5" x 7"

This one is part of my January painting challenge. I was really happy to complete the challenge painting outside every day during the month of January. I made lots of great discoveries and will share those with you in the following days. 

Almost immediately after the challenge I was given the opportunity to teach a small workshop in southern California. How cool is that? I'll share more about that very soon too!

Most recently I've been having a blast watching the Olympics with my family. I thought this painting of a pair of ice skates was timely. :)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

No. 855 Perfect Primroses

Perfect Primroses
Oil on Canvas Panel
5" x 7"

It's always so wonderful to see those first primroses show up in the stores. These three are from a flat of 12 that I got at Costco for only $11! I might have to head back and see if I can snag another flat...

Sunday, January 21, 2018

No. 854 Persistant Pumpkins

Persistent Pumpkins
Oil on Canvas Panel
5" x 7"

Finally! I got a chance to paint these pumpkins.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

No. 853 Neighborhood Wetlands

Neighborhood Wetlands
Oil on Canvas Panel
5" x 7"

I discovered this place close to my home on a bike ride the other day. I was totally surprised and had no idea there was public access to this little gem of a wetland. I hope it survives the nonstop development in this area.

No. 852 Winter Sunset on Baker

Winter Sunset on Baker
Oil on Canvas Panel
5" x 7"

A sunset off of Lowell-Larimer road during our very short but glorious break in the weather. Loved the rain puddles in between the furrows in the field reflecting the sky.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

No. 851 Mt. Baker from Penn Cove

Mt. Baker From Penn Cove
Oil on Canvas Panel
5" x 7"

While I continue to paint outside everyday, I've not been so good about posting. Few of the paintings are finished outside because it's just too cold and wet but this past Sunday was a different story. It was a flat out gorgeous day and a perfect one to visit Coupeville on Whidbey Island.

Morning ferry ride.

Looking back from the ferry to my home town of Everett.

Calm waters at the wharf in Coupeville. Gosh I love that little town.

View from the ferry trip home.