Thursday, May 31, 2018

No. 873 Clouds Over Mt Vernon


Clouds Over Mt. Vernon
Oil on Canvas Panel
5 x 7

The only thing prettier than the tulip fields are the clouds above them. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

No 872 Skagit Valley Magic

Skagit Valley Magic
Oil on Canvas Panel
7" x 5"

Another take on the tulip field/cool old barn combo.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

No. 871 Tulip/Barn Magic

Tulip/Barn Magic
Oil on Canvas Panel
5" x 7"

Really, what could be more picturesque than brightly colored tulip fields ending in a cool old barn?

Monday, May 28, 2018

No. 870 Emerald Bay - Plein Air

Emerald Bay - Plein Air
Oil on Gessobord
5" x 7"

Way back in February, my dear friend and past student, Peggy, invited me down to California to teach small painting workshop. What an amazing treat! It was the perfect break from all the Northwest cold and grey. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Not only was teaching the workshop fun but Peggy took me out to do a little local plein air painting too.  Thank you again, Peggy, from the bottom of my heart!!

Palm trees are so cool.

Me holding fresh picked grapefruit right off the tree! I'm still amazed!

Friday, May 18, 2018

No. 869 Charmed by Charles

Charmed by Charles
Oil on Gessobord
6" x 6"

Oh, my poor neglected blog! Thanks for hanging in there with me. Things have been beyond busy around here, in a good way though. The Mt Vernon show way exceeded my expectations. Don and I went on a great PAWA trip to the eastside of Washington. We've had lots of plein air field trips in class. Last but not least, four of my paintings have found their way into local art shows.

"Charmed by Charles", a fabulous rooster I met at Bothell Country Village, is one of two paintings excepted into the Little Gems Show in Anacortes next month.