Friday, October 31, 2008

"Dark Zone" oil landscape painting, and Arts in the Woods

The days are shorter now. Dark in the morning on my way to work, and often times , dark on the way home........This Fall it makes me more melancholy than usual as I dig in for the long winter ahead, working and looking for spring when my girl comes home....the long waiting over..and a new chapter in our lives beginning....... 8x8 oil on panel sold

Arts in the Woods is next weekend!!........Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 7th, 8th, and 9th of November. I will be at the Knowles Studio on Noll Rd in Poulsbo with studio owner, artist and print maker, Leigh Metteer, Abstract artist Jessica McGreal , and childrens book illustrator Richard Jessie Watson........ hope to see you there!!.....I will be doing a demonstration painting during the show.....and there will be coffee and goodies too!.......Thanks for coming!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

"Waiting for the Kingston Ferry" oil on panel

A familiar scene in the Pacific Northwest. Familys with kids and dogs waiting for the ferry to arrive.

8x10, oil on panel $150.00

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

"Last Sunflowers" oil on canvas

Couldn't help trying the sunflowers one more time....... 9x12 oil on stretched canvas $200.00

For information on any of my paintings or to find out more about Arts in the Woods where these paintings and more, will be on display , November 7th,8th, and me at

Sunday, October 19, 2008

"Orchard Fresh" oil on canvas

Had this apple that I wanted to paint and I didn't know where to set it to best be able to represent it..............I ended up balancing it on top of the canvas, clamped to the easel....then I painted it quickly.........and had to wash all the paint off so I could eat it!!

9x12 oil on stretched canvas,,,,, sold

Thursday, October 16, 2008

"Fallen apple" oil sketch

Practice for being a real daily painter......=].......coming up in April!!....can't wait to be focusing on art full time!! 6x6 oil on ampersand panel..$95.00 sold

Monday, October 13, 2008

"Sunflower Garden" oil painting

I struggled with this painting and have been working on it for several days......I guess I will call it done.........I started this painting the same day I did "Sunflower Rescue"........The wind was tossing the sunflowers around ......a very fall like day!

16x20 oil on canvas sold

I have to keep plugging Arts in the Woods coming up , November 7th, 8th, and 9th

Thursday, October 09, 2008

"Puzzled Cow" and Arts in the Woods, studio tour

I am constantly drawn to, and distracted while driving, by the cool patterns of the spots on cows.....Is that weird?........I love the black and white puzzle pattern of the spots on this guy...

Don't forget!......Arts in the Woods is coming up November 7th , 8th and 9th........Be there or be square!...........In the studio with me will be, studio owner, artist and print maker, Leigh Metteer. childrens book illustrator, Richard Jesse Watson. Also, Jessica McGreal, printer and collage artist. There will be something for everyone plus good food and great company......hopefully I will be able to do some demo paintings as well.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

"Sunflower Rescue" oil on canvas

Yea!!.....Finally got to the studio!........It was a blustery windblown day with rain in squalls and little fallen leaf tornadoes dancing across the field...........but a great day to spend in the cozy studio with good friends and lots of food!!.....We painted all day, listening to music and grazing the smorgasbord of goodies that everyone brought...

These sunflowers were rescued from being blown over in Leigh's garden......Seems that fall is here......I love this time of year!! SOLD

Thursday, October 02, 2008

"Waiting for the Kingston Ferry" graphite on paper

I will be busy working on the upcoming "Arts in the Woods" studio tour in November. There will be four artists represented at the Knowles studio in Poulsbo. Studio owner, artist and printmaker, Leigh Knowles Metteer. Childrens book illustrator , Richard Jesse Watson . Printmaker and collage artist Jessica McGreal, and myself...The show will be three days , Fri,Nov, 7th, Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th.....Hope to see you there!!
I haven't decided whether I will use this sketch of the kingston ferry dock for a watercolor, oil painting or will have to come to the show to find out!....=]