Thursday, December 27, 2007
I added the painting in the drawing phase. Charcoal thinned with turps.
Monday, December 17, 2007
This is the most interesting feature of my studio. The cats private bathroom, designed by me to exhaust all cat box odors and paint fumes from the painting area. On the other side of this hole, which is cut through the wall of the house, is a plywood box containing two large litter trays( we can go about 30 days) with one of those window fans set on top to suck out the fumes. I leave it on low 24/7 and it works great!......Thats Rosie's butt...she loves her "Kittie Kan"!..........oh and I did not pick the drapes......
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Got to go back to this farm last week. Last year in November, when it snowed I got several successful paintings from the Bledsoe farm in Poulsbo on Pugh Rd. This year it was after our first snow. This truck was parked in the same exact position as last year so I painted it again from a different perspective.12x16, oil on stretched canvas $250.00
I finally finished the Mt Rainier painting, I decided to add a car for interest . I still havn't figured out if it is coming or going...... This could reflect metaphorically on the artist.......
1....the obvious...I don't know if I am coming or going..
2...I've had a mountain top experience and am now headed for the valley....or I've been in the valley and am now headed for the mountain....or my cars out of gas and I'm coasting to the gas station....
3....I didn't do a very good job on the car..
But the best thing is to let you ,the viewer tell the story.
18x24, oil on stretched canvas, $450.00
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
Anyway, I got to paint today and I worked on the Mt Rainier piece. This is one of those paintings that looks alot better in person. I also did a couple more to post later.Sold
Update on the "Crows" monotype....I guess you really need a printing press to do these except Leigh told me that some artists used steam rollers back in the 60s and huge paper. Also she said you can use ordinary oil paint and then a cloths pin for rolling but it won't look the same........By the way this print is about 9x12 , one of a kind (mono)type, $75.00
We ended up with about seven inches of snow before the monsoon hit. A one day winter wonderland.
Saturday, December 01, 2007
Monotype printing is easy, you just roll out some ink on a plexiglass plate and then wipe away the highlights. I'm already thinking of images that would be good for printing. SOLD
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Well I found a figure drawing class on Bainbridge Island. It will be good to get back to painting the figure...thats the best practice... I'll try to post what I do there. My first two paintings went to my friend Todd and I forgot to get pictures.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Lots of folks came by on Fri. and Sat. We sold many paintings and had a great time talking to all the people that were touring all the studios.
Out of my comfort zone painting in front of lots of people and working on portrait and figure work.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Good friend and great artist Derek Gundy illustrated a video for Vietnam Veteran and musician Blind Albert. Check it out and say thanks to a vet this weekend! http://www.artistsedge.com/gallery.html
Monday, October 29, 2007
"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 http://www.cafnw.org/
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
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 http://www.cafnw.org/ and go to "Arts in the Woods" for more info and maps.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
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 http://www.cafnw.org/ from there you can down load maps and info. Hope to see you there! SOLD
Monday, October 08, 2007
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
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
I did get a chance to get some new photos while showing my cousin Sandy, her hubby Rich and my aunt Bea around town last week.
I jumped back into painting with this ambitious (for me) 28x22 inch stretched canvas of a flower vendor at the Pike street market in Seattle. This one will take awhile but I got a good start on it today while waiting to take my mom to the doctors.
This is Aunt Bea from Perry Ohio. Seems my week was full of fiesty seniors. We had a great time!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
"The Manure Spreader"," Boat Haven Painters", " Dalias on the Deck", oil landscapes,marinescape and still life
Saturday down at the boat haven in Port Townsend. This guy saw me painting , came over and said, " Hey if you like to paint I'll give you a job", and tryed to hand me his respirator. 8x8 oil on panel, $135.00
These dalias on my deck just keep drawing me in. I can't help trying to paint them even though I don't want to....10x8 oil on panel $135.00
Monday, September 03, 2007
12x9 oil on panel, $200.00 SOLD
Saturday we took the train to Portland to view the Rembrandt exhibit at the Portland Art Museum. In this painting Rembrandt paints a self portrait as the apostle Paul. Many of the dutch masters were represented in the show. Interesting to see how many of the paintings had a moral lesson hidden in them through means of symbolism or were biblically based.
Heres the crew who went down, from the left Jim, Leigh, Karen,Claudia, Mike and me. On the train back when we were all wiped out and hoping for sleep they let a group of about 20 ladies having a bachelorette party on our car, still I slept through most of it except for some really loud war whooping or whatever.........
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
14x14 watercolor on Arches hot press $100.00
Sunday, August 19, 2007
The only one enjoying this was Rosie...... Gimme a cats life.
The opening of the Washington Academy of Music show was alot of fun. not a huge turnout but I sold a painting and had a good time jamming with Derek from Artists Edge. These guys are jazz musicians playing for the show.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Meet Jolynn, along with her business partner Satara they own the Daily Coffee Bar. I love her smile! Hey JoJo!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
Feels good to be back in the studio. I'm sorry I didn't get a picture of Leigh playing her mountain dulcimer. She was playing and singing while I worked on my painting. A perfect day!
This is boys cabin 2, Me and my posse from Camp High Rock. We had a great time camping in the Cascade mountains. We played games, swam in Rim Rock lake, did craft projects, hiked wildcat creek. Had campfire skits,songs and devotions and mostly had a blast! From left to right, David, Daniel, Nathaniel, Bobby, Erik, Martin and my co counselor, Joe... and me.
I'm praying these boys will continue to grow in their faith and trust in Jesus. Here's Erik and Daniel hiking up Wildcat Creek, our most favorite thing to do at camp.