Tuesday, November 28, 2006

November snow: daily painting,winter landscape

Well , delay the portland photo paintings. A huge ice and snow storm has hit the Seattle and surrounding areas,making for horrific driving and working conditions,but awsome painting opportunities. In watercolor its nice to have large white forms and space to work with, and snow affords those beautiful and dramatic compositions. SOLD

Monday, November 27, 2006

Two Crows

Portland was great. The Portland art museum has an impressive collection. Plus I spent alot of time going through the galleries, drinking coffee and taking pictures. I plan on working from my photographs, especially the rainy train yard shots. Also got to spend some quality time with my mom.
These two crows are waiting to see if I'm going to throw another french fry out the window. Its a grocery store parking lot in Purdy WA.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Hurricane Ridge

The lodge at Hurricane Ridge. We love to pack as many kids in the old red van as can fit with all thier snow boards and head for the snow at H.R.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Highway to Mall Wart

Leaving for Portland on the Amtrack train Friday morning. I guess I will just be taking my sketch book along this trip, so there will be pencil sketches for a while till I can get in the studio to paint.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Indian Island Sketch

Alot of times I will do a value sketch before I do the painting. Heres one.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Rose Cascade

This painting sold as a fund raiser for Sacred Road Ministrys a christian group helping meet needs on the Yakima Indian reservation. They host teams from all over the US who paint and roof houses, do clean up and various small construction, as well as hosting vacation bible school for the kids at Totus Park in White Swan, WA.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Red Barn in Fall

Arts in The Woods ended with warm fairwells and a toast to Gods goodness in our lives. By all accounts a great success,and fun time. Looking forward to seeing everyone again soon and also joining Dan Rice and the Trumeau group on the 07 trip to Italy! More about that later.

Above is Sundays demo painting. The finished one came out blurry so this is the almost finished painting. sold

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Still at Arts in the Woods

Dan Rice, from Trumeau college in Seattle Washington works on his demo. painting, at Arts in The Woods.

Above is another stab at the pomegranate in watercolor. I'll try somthing different today. The weather shaped up for saturday and we had a great turnout. Then we all had a wonderful turkey dinner at Claudia and Mike McKinstrys.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Arts in The Woods

Heres the set up for Arts in The Woods. What a blast . Had a good day of fellowship with good artist friends, drank alot of coffee, and met alot of great folks. A storm blew in with alot of rain but we still had a pretty good turn out. I was supposed to be demonstrating but all I got accomplished was this mediocre watercolor sketch of a pomegranate above.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Feeding the birds

This painting was done from a photograph I took about 20 years ago on the island of Ohau.


Tuesday, November 07, 2006

On the road to Fort Flagler

Stopped by the side of the road to catch the light behind this little group of trees. This painting will be for sale at the " Arts in The Woods" show this weekend. With me, in the show will be studio owner Leigh Meteer, painter Claudia McKinstry, painter, lecturer, instuctor, Daniel Rice, photographer , Tom Leyton, wood turner and old buddy, Floyd Walker . .

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Grace Awakening

Heres another in my breaking out of the box series. I spent the weekend setting up for " Arts in The Woods" , It will take place Nov. 10th,11th,12th, next weekend . I will be at the Leigh Knowles studio on Noll rd in beautifull Poulsbo WA. So I got no painting done, except for this abstract. I used up all the leftover paint on my pallet, an idea from Diane Whitehead. Sorry about the photo . Its awfull.
Thanks for the comments Gene. Heres a little truer pic of the painting

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Don"t Look Back

November has hit the Pacific Northwest. Took a picture while I was driving today,and then did a sketch. It rained all day. Miserable to work in, but awsome for cool atmosphere,and vague misty shapes looming out of the soupy sludge.