Wednesday, June 24, 2015

No. 631 A Sunny Afternoon with Peonies

A Sunny Afternoon with Peonies - Plein Air
Oil on Gessobord
6" x 6"
Having fun painting in my backyard. We've had so much amazing weather this year.
My new favorite scent is peony.
This is a quick post. While Don and Megan hold down the home front, Anika and I are off to England tomorrow! We will be staying with my sister, Renee, just outside of York. I hope to do lots of painting, if not in oil than in watercolor. I'll do my best to post a few while we're there.
See you on the flip side! :)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

No. 630 Raspberry Sherbert

Raspberry Sherbert
Oil on Linen Panel
7" x 5"
This is a flower from my very own rose bush purchased at the Antique Rose Farm last year. I'm in love. These flowers are simply gorgeous and I'm so very happy I brought them home. I gave up on roses years ago but with the assistance of the very helpful people from the Antique Rose Farm I was finally successful growing my own. I still can't believe it!

Friday, June 19, 2015

No. 629 Coupeville Wharf Mini Plein Air and news from Edmonds

Coupeville Wharf - Mini Plein Air
 Oil on Linen Panel
3" x 5"
It's always fun painting in downtown Coupeville!
I'm very excited to announce that two of my painting were excepted into the Edmonds Art Festival juried art show. This is one of the tougher shows in the area to get into, so I'm very honored. Don and I visited the show this morning and discovered that Heirloom Silver sold! Whoopee!
 It's a wonderful art show and festival. I highly recommend a visit.
 For more info click HERE
My paintings at the festival:
Heirloom Silver

Self Portrait

Thursday, June 18, 2015

No. 628 Is There Room For Me?

Is There Room For Me?
Oil on Linen Panel
5" x 7"
My friend, Peg, has been describing my paintings in very imaginative ways. I decided to look at this painting more from her perspective. All of a sudden, I felt like the large pear on the right was asking the others if there was room in the hot tub for one more. With that in mind I decided to name it "Is There Room For Me?" instead of "Pears on a Platter".  :)

Monday, June 15, 2015

No. 627 Admiralty Lighthouse - Mini Plein Air

Admiralty Lighthouse - Mini Plein Air
3" x 5"
Oil on Linen Panel
It's become a bit of a tradition.  On one of the first mild days of spring, I find myself drawn to paint this lighthouse every year. The wonderful smell of the sea, the wind rustling in the trees and the sun on my back is quite the balm on a winter weary soul.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

No. 626 Gasworks Park


Gasworks Park
Oil on Gessobord
6" x 6"
 A couple of weeks ago, I spent the afternoon painting with Janice Kirstein. Lucky me! She suggested we try Gasworks Park. I didn't really know what to expect since I'd only been there once many years ago. The park turned out to be a plein air painter's delight! With beautiful views of downtown Seattle across the water and the funky remains of the gasworks, it was hard to choose what to paint.

Janice doin' her thing.

Look at all the lovely blues Janice likes to use!

We were getting a lot of attention until these yogis showed up. Honestly!

Beware of the geese! Or more precisely their poo on the bottom of your shoes. :)
Despite the well fertilized lawn it was a wonderful afternoon painting. Thank you, Janice!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

No 625 Lemon Bowl

Lemon Bowl
Oil on Linen Panel
5" x 7"
This piece was painted quite awhile ago. It had an issue that took awhile for me to fix. Then it took awhile to get it photographed. Lastly, it took awhile to get it posted. So here we have, very late but not lost, lemon slices in a sugar bowl. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

No. 624 Cherry Blossoms with Apples and Creamer

Cherry Blossoms with Apples and Creamer
Oil on Linen Panel
5" x 7"
Wow! I had an amazing weekend in Lake Chelan. A terrific group of students joined me for my "Painting Small and Often" class. My host, Concie Luna, treated me like royalty in her lovely home by the lake and Melissa, bless her heart, did all the driving. Who could ask for more?
The view near Concie's home.

View from the waterfront walk in downtown Chelan

Field Point National Park at sunset.
I have lots of thank you's to share. First of all a big thank you to Barb Koenig and the Arts Council of Chelan for having me teach a class. A special thank you to Melissa and Concie for getting me the teaching gig. One more to Concie for being such an incredible host. And last but certainly not least, a huge thank you to all of my wonderful students. I so enjoyed meeting and teaching all of you! I hope we get to do it again!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

No. 623 Pears on the Edge

Pears on the Edge
Oil on Linen Panel
7" x 5"
A quick post tonight just to let you know I'm still here. I'm teaching a one day workshop on painting "small and often" in Chelan this Saturday. Very excited but working hard getting everything put together...