|"Double Kayaks" 6x6 oil on panel Sold|
Monday, November 24, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
|"Sailing Day on Elliott Bay" 6x6 oil on panel Sold|
It was good to have some smaller fresh paintings for our annual studio tour, Arts in the Woods , which was a big success again this year. I'm not sure who all follows my blog so it was fun to meet some of you! Thanks for coming and mentioning that you follow my adventures "en plein air"!
I sold lots of work including this little one, and I feel incredibly blessed to be able do what I love and love what I do for a living! Don't give up on your dreams!
Sunday, November 16, 2014
|"Salmon Cascade" 6x6 oil on panel $350|
I spent some time earlier this year scouting painting spots with my friend Jim Lamb for his workshop during Paint the Peninsula. We stopped at the Salmon Cascades and did a couple paintings of the river. I took a bunch of photos which I used to compose this painting.
This is the third and last painting accepted in the Randy Higbee Six Inch Squared Show in Costa Mesa California. You can view all my paintings in the show HERE. By clicking the "Back" button on the page you can view all of the 600 plus paintings accepted. By clicking on the image of the painting on the page you can view the image larger and see a paypal button for purchasing.
Thanks for visiting! There are more 6x6 paintings coming!
Friday, November 14, 2014
|"Grand Park" 6x6 oil on panel $350|
Click HERE to see all of my paintings accepted into the Higbee 6 Show. From this page you can click "BACK" and see all of the other amazing artists paintings in the show.
If you click on the image of the painting you will see a larger image and a paypal button to purchase. =]
My paintings have all been framed in the Arroyo Black with Gold Trim, Floater Frame from the King of Frame website. A very elegant frame!
Thursday, November 13, 2014
|"Lake Eleanor" 6x6 oil on panel|
It's quite an honor to be included among some of the amazing artists in this show. There are over 600 paintings and they can be viewed on line with paypal links to purchase.
My paintings have all been framed in the Arroyo Black with Gold trim and they can be viewed and purchased HERE
Sunday, November 02, 2014
|"Smith Tower Morning" 9x12 oil on panel $450|
Friday, October 31, 2014
|"Sunflower Demo" 16x20 oil on canvas $850|
I received many great comments and liked the way the painting came out so I took it into the gallery still fresh with wet paint and leaned it on the floor against my wall of paintings in the exhibition hoping for a sale.
|At the Fine Art Center|
As you may be able to guess....and while I was distracted doing something else....a sweet little old lady , with her little dog, was allowed into the gallery. She went right over to the snack table, got a plate of artichoke dip and some crackers and started viewing all the paintings. When she got to my wall, while leaning over closely inspecting the work, she dropped a glob of artichoke dip on the wet painting leaning against the wall. Her dog, alert to any complimentary hors d'oeuvres offered, immediately licked the dip off the painting along with my signature.....
It was a fairly easy fix and I got over it after awhile....and now I can even laugh about it! But I am happy to say the policy has now changed to NO dogs allowed in the gallery at The Fine Art Center! Also, I will NOT be leaning wet paintings against walls at a public display again! That was a dumb idea to begin with!
Again, I had a blast meeting and painting with all the other artists and the staff of PAFAC. Here are the other winners in the competition, Sorry for the quality of the pictures it was the best I could do in the gallery lighting.
Eric Jacobson, Best of Show
Bruce Gomez , First place, Third Place Quick Draw
Ned Mueller , Second Place
Jane Wallis, Third Place
Mike Rada , First Place Quick Draw
Ken Falks, Sponsors Award
Mike Wise, Sponsors Award and Special Honorable Mention
Kat Sowa, Honorable Mention
Emiliya Lane, Honorable Mention
Susan Ogilvie, Sponsors Award
Thursday, October 30, 2014
|"Dock Mates" 11x14 oil on linen panel $550|
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
|"The Fuel Dock" 10x8 oil on panel|
After the Yellow House painting I decided to head over and have lunch at Donna's Fishermans Wharf Café that I remembered being the best fish and chips ever!.. and then paint some more boats!
Monday, October 27, 2014
|Yellow House on Race Street 10x12 oil on panel $450|
This painting was awarded an honorable mention by our juror Jim Lamb in the overall painting competition.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
|"Second Beach Walkers" 6x10 oil on panel $300|
One of the great things about an event like Paint the Peninsula is all the great folks you get to meet. There is a long list at this years event and I will try to get to them all.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
|"Hole in the Wall" Second Beach 9x12 oil on panel $450|
It was a perfect day on the beach in LaPush, Washington so I stayed till late afternoon. This is my second painting of the day looking south down the beach.
|Help from the crow!|
The paper surrounding the painting is protection for the frame that I mounted the panel in. I find it easier to pre-mount the panels into the floater frames and then wrap them for painting competitions like Paint the Peninsula. That way when I'm done painting the wrapping is easily removed and the painting can be hung for judging.
This photo also shows the "help" I received from a crow when I set the painting on a driftwood log and moved down the beach to set up for another scene. Probably thinking it was something tasty to eat, all he got was a beak full of paint! ...Then left me a nice wing swipe through the freshly rendered surf.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
|"Second Beach Sea Stack" 10x14 oil on linen panel $480|
I ended up staying there all day and getting three paintings completed!!
Sunday, October 12, 2014
'Elwha River Valley" 10x10 oil on panel $420
After taking a walk through the meadow with my camera I ran back for my easel to try and capture the amazing light I was seeing in the sun splashed valley that day. Working as quickly and loosely as possible for me, I put the color notes down one by one.
Monday, October 06, 2014
|"Light Through the Leaves" 9x14 oil on panel SOLD|
I will be reminding you on each post of our local studio tour coming up in November. If you have been hoping to collect one of my paintings this will be a great opportunity to do that! I will be clearing out a lot of panels, studies and artwork that has been accumulating around the studio for the last few years. This is the only time during the year when I will be selling these items well below current pricing. As usual there will be 2015 desk calendars, cards and prints.
Hope to see you there!!
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
|"View from John Wayne Marina" 6x10 oil on panel $330|
I was able to paint two more little ones on Monday the starting day of Paint the Peninsula. It was getting late in the day when I arrived at John Wayne Marina. The sun was setting over the straits of Juan De Fuca and the clouds stretching across the horizon caught my eye. This is the painting after I touched it up. The colors did not strike true to in the original version so I toned it down a bit using my camera monitor.
I also did another one at Marlyn Nelson Park at the end of Point Williamson Rd. in Sequim. I got there just a bit late and the bluffs were in shadow but I gave it a go anyway.
|Collection Jim and Bonnie Mortland|
|On location in Sequim, WA.|
Monday, September 29, 2014
|"Oympic View" 9x12 $450|
I skedaddled to the Safeway to pick up some lunch for later and spied a nice view from across the road. Excited to get the ball rolling I pulled off right there and did my first painting. Although it was not my best and did not make it into the juried competition, it served the purpose I intended of getting the juices flowing!
Don't forget to mark November 7th, 8th, and 9th on your calendar for our yearly artists studio tour! I will be at the The Knowles Studio on Noll Rd. in Poulsbo once again with an exciting mix of other artists, food and fun! Don't miss it! This is a great opportunity to pick up local, handmade holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. The ever popular, 2015 desk calendars and the "Bargain Box" will be available for your browsing pleasure.. =] See ya there!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
|"Jiffy Cleaners" 6x7 oil on panel SOLD|
On my second day in Port Angeles the van broke down! I could not drive to the location I was planning on so I walked up the street with my cart and found this house next to the Jiffy Cleaner. there was a bill board proclaiming "Welcome Paint the Peninsula Artists" on it! That's where I stopped to capture the scene..
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
|"Yard Mates" 8x10 oil on panel Sold|
I arrived a day early and completed a few warm up paintings before registering. This little boat painting was a view I painted last year in the fog. Check it out HERE
I gave this painting to my wonderful host family who put me up for the week in a perfect little apt room downstairs in their home overlooking the Straits of Juan de Fuca . Thank you Betsy and Don!!
Friday, September 05, 2014
|"Over and Under" 12x9 oil on panel SOLD|
More and more I have been enjoying painting on location in the city. Alki Arts, the gallery that represents me in Seattle encourages me to come over and paint. Usually it's on a First Thursday Art Walk and I can direct folks to the gallery.
|Brooke looking at my art|
"Over and Under" is a painting I did recently and sold to a friend and fellow plein air painter, Brooke Borcherding. She sold one of her large paintings in the gallery and used some of the money to buy my work!! So cool! At the time Brooke asked if I would mind that she used the painting as reference for one of her "deconstruction" paintings and I said "sure!" She finished her interpretation of the painting took it to the gallery and it sold the first day!