Thursday, December 28, 2006

December Thaw

I revisited my cow friends on Pt Gamble road. These three black angus seem to be taking care of this little hereford calf. SOLD

The painting is 10"x 14", watercolor on 300 lb arches wc. paper, signed by the artist. $120.00

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Poinsettia 2 : dailly painting

I broke one of the stems off my poinsettia while I was trying to water it.. well, trying to get the wrap off the pot so I could water it. Thanks Lori for the idea of just putting a hole in the paper... duh.. I wish I would have checked my comments first. Anyhow I stuck it in my favorite blue vase and it looked pretty good so... another painting. One of these days I'm going to post all the paintings I have done with this vase in them, about five or six now. SOLD

Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas Poinsettia: dailly painting

Got the most beautiful poinsettia. couldn't help but paint it , before all the leaves fall off. I have terrible effects on these plants. as soon as they enter my house, they start looking like they are receiving chemo treatments. Doesn't matter where I put them, or what I do, pretty soon ,just a stick and a pot.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Porch Cat, daily painting

I tryed to add a cat to this porch painting. I don't know if it works very well. The cat kinda looks like an afterthought idea, which it was.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Indian Ponies

This past weekend, Fri, Sat and Sunday we were in White Swan WA. working on the Yakima Indian Reservation. Rising Light Ministry, headed by Briggs Macon is building a house for a Native American family whose house burned down five years ago. Since loosing their home they have been living in a haybale house with limited facilities. This is a view from the reservation done last summer.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Alder tree study: daily painting

Alder trees grow like weeds here in the Northwest. They grow best in wet areas and have bark similar to birch. This is a watercolor study of one.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Moonlight Snow: daily painting, winter landscape

I almost tossed this painting and then I added the falling snow and it somehow pulled it togeather for me, but I have been staring at it for too long. I would love a critique from some kind soul. SOLD

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Shadow Fire: daily painting, winter landscape

Well the snow is gone. All melted away. It stayed longer than usual here in the Pacific Northwest and its a good thing. I almost ran off the road a few times looking at scenes I couldn't take my eyes off of. So I will work from some pictures for now... Never without my handy digital.SOLD

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Lincoln Rd Farm: daily painting,winter landscape

You drive by a place everyday and hardly notice its there. Then it snows and the stage is set and the scene is spectacular. All you can do is attempt to render the fleeting beauty of the moment, like a quick praise to God.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Track Red:daily painting,abstract

Another installment of the "Outside the Box" series. Gotta do something with that leftover paint. Actually I think there is a paradigm shift happening in my artistic thought processes........or not. I don't know, I'm just thinking alot more about abstract design.