Friday, May 25, 2007

Scotch Broom, plein air, landscape

Every year about this time the scotch broom blooms. the species is non native, invasive and a curse for many who suffer from allergys. You see so much of it that most people consider it a nuisance and an eyesore, kinda like dandylions. But like dandylions it can be quite beautiful in many ways. Quite a challenge to paint as the actual color of the stuff is difficult to render accurately. .... And don't even think about trying to pull it out without a chain and a pickup. SOLD

The artist in the process of receiving an awful sunburn on the back of the legs

This is where my mom lives, surrounded by scotch broom.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Monday, May 14, 2007

peonies#2 , watercolor. stilllife, floral

The second painting I did on Saturday. These peonies are the dinner plate sized variety and they are spectacular right now. you only have a limited time as they fade quickly. 10x10 watercolor on arches cold press paper $75.00

Saturday, May 12, 2007

peonies ,watercolor demo, still life, floral

Diana came in to paint in the studio again on Saturday. We started off with a landscape to work on cloud painting technique. I'm not posting that one. Then we moved on to some tree peonies I brought in from the garden. Again working on a nice loose style.
This demo painting is 11x14 watercolor on Arches cold press paper. You can buy it unframed for $75.00 email me at
Diana painting the peonies

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Bainbridge Island vinyards, plein air, landscape, oil

I had a great day spending time with my son Maury . We started out plein air painting at the Bainbridge Island Winery. Then went over to the Art Institute of Seattle. Maury took a placement test and I sat at a street cafe eating shrimp and drinking Coronas with lime. 10x6, oil on masonite panel, $ 100.00 Sold
The artist in action.

This is a sketch of Maury napping on the ferry.

Heres the Art Intitute of Seattle where Maury will hopefully be attending college in the fall.