Sunday, March 27, 2011

"Rose Light 3" flower oil painting, rose oil painting

This is the reason that I cut up a whole sheet of hardboard when I make my panels for painting......When you get on a roll and the paint is flowing and your hand is in tune with your head .....and your head is full of the beauty before you.......better have enough canvas or panels and paint on hand to let the inspiration run it's course.......

8x12 oil on panel

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

"Shasta Daisies" flower oil painting

I had to try the daisies one more time.....I really like the play of light and shadow on white flowers.....and it is a challenge to paint the petals with one brush stroke.

6x8 oil on panel   sold

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"Bee Balm" flower oil painting,

Bee Balm is another great flower.. It is sometimes called Oswego Tea and has a very distinct fragrance when the leaves are crushed...And the bees love it! So if you would like to attract more pollinators to your garden and add another interesting texture(and painting subject) to your landscape try this guy!
6x8 oil on panel. sold

Monday, March 21, 2011

"Three Red Roses" flower oil painting, roses

Someone told me that three red roses represented the Trinity for them....That's not what I had in mind when I painted these.......but I like the analogy...I painted them because roses are such a challenge for me ...and particularly red roses.....Challenging but beautiful......Like the Christian walk.......

3x7 oil on panel

Saturday, March 19, 2011

"D for Daisy" flower oil painting

I love this flower because it will grow anywhere..... with profusion!  These are Shasta Daisies and I don't even remember planting them...they just started coming up.....=]

6x6 oil on panel  sold

Friday, March 18, 2011

"A Rose Called Peace" flower oil painting, roses

I finally had to pull this rose from the garden this year.....Although I love them, I don't seem to be able to grow them very well....They always start out great and then sort of turn black and eventually stop producing blossoms. This variety is called "Peace" and it was lovely and fragrant..My problem is mostly the micro climate we are in here.....low and wet.....not good for roses...Oh well....If I can't grow them at least I can paint them!
6x10 oil on panel

Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Rose Light 2" flower oil painting, roses

I don't seem to be able to settle on one subject or genre as an artist. I realize that some artists are able to build a following based on their style or subject matter..... and that can be a good thing.....There is just so much beauty in this world that God has created and so many interesting things that I want to paint them all.

There is a young lady from Palestine who has friended me on Facebook. I asked her how things are going in her world.....Her answer to me was "Something good, something bad, ....but your paintings make me peaceful"......A good reminder and confirmation that I should continue to paint what moves me .

10x8 oil on panel  sold

Friday, March 11, 2011

"Occidental Park" Seattle city scenes, cityscape oil painting

I bring you one more cityscape of my hometown Seattle before I start posting a new series of flower paintings. Another rainy day scene, this time heading west on South Main St. by the little tram depot. Since most of this painting is foreground with a high horizon, the challenge was to get enough interest into the textures,colors and reflected light to draw the viewer into the scene.
16x20 oil on canvas  sold

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

"Eatonville Farm" oil landscape painting

I found this cool barn on the way home from Mt Rainer.  I pulled right over and took some pics. Then I made some sketches and took them back to the studio.

8x6 oil on panel.sold

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Swallows on Whidbey Island" oil landscape painting

We found this old barn while exploring Whidbey Island.......I added the swallows for fun....
10x6 oil on panel  sold

Thursday, March 03, 2011

"Yellow Bird" oil landscape painting

It's been so wintry.....cold and rainy/snowy/sleety/blustery  outside.....I have been wishing for I painted some for myself....and for you!
8x6 oil on panel

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

"WinterTwilight on Big Valley Rd." oil landscape nocturn painting

We have had some late (for the Puget Sound anyway) winter snow and cold temperatures lately. This house is a few miles away on Big Valley Rd. It seemed an inviting refuge of warmth on a cold winter night.
6x8 warm-up painting, oil on panel.  to purchase, email