Friday, July 31, 2015

No. 635 Coupeville Historical Buildings

Coupeville Waterfront
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
5 x 5

Just a quick note to say, after weeks of prep, we're ready for the festival! Yay! Tonight is set up. Tomorrow is the big day. Wish me luck!

Some of the historical buildings on the Coupeville waterfront.

While searching for flowers for the booth, I came across these beautiful things.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

No. 634 Golden Goblet with Pear

Golden Goblet with Pear
Oil on Linen Panel
7" x 5"
This painting has a bit of a "Renaissance" feel that I love. I used a palette knife to break things up a bit and add some variety to the edges and background.
Stage one of getting ready for the Coupeville Arts and Crafts festival has been completed. All paintings have been signed and edges touched up. Now it is time to pull out the tent and try to remember how to put everything together...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

No. 633 The Newest Roses

The Newest Roses
Oil on Gessobord
6" x 6"
So happy I bought this rose. These flowers have been a joy to paint.
I'd hoped to share more of my trip and watercolor journal by now but I'm knee deep in preparations for the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival on August 1 and 2. I applied for two art festivals this year and was accepted to both. No waiting list this year! The second festival is Fresh Paint on the Everett waterfront. It's being held August 15 and 16. Now...back to getting ready!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

No. 632 Bempton Cliffs - Travel Journal Entry

Hello! Back from Europe and mostly recovered from jet lag, I'm eager to share my trip with you. Instead of painting in oils, I decided to try an new form of expression - the watercolor journal. It involves less space, less gear and dries much quicker. There was far too much to see in the time we had to paint on location. So most of these watercolors were painted on my sister's dining room table in Tadcaster, a village outside of York. You're right, no dining room table is safe from me!

Razorbills on Bempton Cliffs, a national bird sanctuary on the east coast of England. 
Not so rare birds but still lovely to paint. 

So I've discovered something new, I love to watercolor journal! It's an amazing way to express the excitement of traveling somewhere new and beautiful. A big thank you to Jan Jewell for giving me the idea and Charlene Freeman for teaching me how.