Monday, October 29, 2007

Thinking about painting, pencil sketches

I have been super busy getting ready for "Arts in the Woods" plus my regular job and other responsibilities. Funny how work gets in the way of all the stuff you want to do. But..I have been thinking alot about painting, working out compositions in my head and doing pencil drawings of ideas. Also what I call dry painting. Thats when an artists paints in his head when you can't actually paint on canvas . You think of the colors and palette you would use, what you would mix and what mood you would set. Hope to be back painting soon.

"ARTS IN THE WOODS" Nov, 9th, 10th and 11th at the Knowles studio on Noll rd. Thats Fri., Sat. and Sun. from 10am till 5pm . Go to the Cultural Arts Foundation website and click on Arts in the Woods for maps and info

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Trinity Parish Church, Seattle churches

Sometimes it takes me awhile to get my brain wrapped around an idea. I have had these pictures of Trinity Parish Church for over six months now and I am just getting around to working out some paintings. I did a photo shoot back in April for a commission painting and now I'm afraid they have forgotten about me. My procrastination began when I couldn't decide how to compose the photo that really stood out into a good painting, so I just set the whole project aside. I finally realized that while it might have been a good photograph it was not going to make a great painting and moved on to this image which I think works better. Sold

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Portrait oil painting, farm life

A quick sketch on the butcher paper covering the drawing table at the studio. From an old farm book.

Oil on paper, 8x10 $95.00

"Arts in the Woods" Nov 9th,10th and 11th.....Open studio tour at the Knowles studio in beautiful Poulsbo. Click on and go to "Arts in the Woods" for more info and maps.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

"Crossroad" oil landscape painting

Early morning headed to Indianola on Gunderson Rd. I don't advise stopping in the middle of the road to snap pictures on dark mornings unless you have a red flasher on top of your car.

6x6 oil on panel $95.00

Don't forget " Arts in the Woods" Nov. 9th, 10th and 11th , 10am till 5pm at the Knowles studio in Poulsbo. Located on Noll rd. Click on " Arts in the Woods" on the Cultural Arts Foundation website at from there you can down load maps and info. Hope to see you there! SOLD

Monday, October 08, 2007

ARTS IN THE WOODS, North Kitsap Studio Tour, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 9th,10th and 11th

For those of you who have inquired about my next show, it will be an open studio tour in Poulsbo called "Arts in the Woods" I will be at the " Knowles Studio", Leigh and Jim Metteer's beautiful studio on Noll road. From Bainbridge you can turn right on Noll rd off 305 and follow it till you see the studio signs for Knowles studio. If you are in Poulsbo head up Lincoln Hill till you come to Noll rd and turn right.
This is last years set up for Arts in the Woods. This year joining Leigh and myself will be Dave and Tom Layton, photographers Who have travelled widely in other countries doing portrait, landscape and nature work.
I will be demonstrating oil and watercolor painting and there will be cards and reproductions of the works available
Leigh will most likely be working on the printer doing linotype or monotype printing.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Chicken, 6x6 oil on panel

No story on this chicken painting except as soon as I painted it....It sold....kinda cool....


Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Flower Vendor, Pike street market, Seattle

I worked about four more hours on the face of the vendor and I think that will do it. Now I'll set up the painting and live with her awhile, see where I need to make some final adjustments.