Thursday, August 30, 2007

Field Study in Oil

Trying to get to the essence of my subject here, one hand holding the brush the other tearing my hair out.

8x8 oil on panel $125.00

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

From the Fuel Dock

I got an unexpected day off today so packed up the old red van with paints, thermos, etc. and headed into Kingston. They have a quiet little marina there by the ferry dock. The morning was perfect with beautiful light.

Friday, August 24, 2007

White Lilys in Watercolor

This time I worked out the composition in watercolor. I think it is more balanced with the blossom at the base of the blue vase. I've got this still life set up on my back porch. As long as the lily's last, and they seem to last a long time, I will keep trying to paint them.

14x14 watercolor on Arches hot press $100.00

Sunday, August 19, 2007

No Cigar

You know the saying "Nice try no cigar" Thing is I got these lily's blooming late in my garden. They have to be painted but how? Tons of artists from O'Keeffe on down have painted these flowers in every conceivable composition. This is the best I could come up with. I've considered scraping ,splattering, flipping(as in my Frisbee pile), bottom line, I'm just not done with this painting . Something has to be done. I'll figure it out........stay tuned.
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

Daily Coffee Bar

I've been stopping at this coffee stand for like 15 years . Its got a convenient spot to pull up your big truck. This is the view if you were sitting in the cab. Then you can hop out grab a cheesey dog for breakfast pack it with lots of relish,ketchup and mustard so you get all the food groups that make up a healthy meal .Oh ya throw in a Dr Pepper and a Snickers . Then cruise in for the daily fix at the daily coffee bar...mmmm thats livin! 8x10 oil on panel $125.oo sold
Meet Jolynn, along with her business partner Satara they own the Daily Coffee Bar. I love her smile! Hey JoJo!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Pear on Paper

I've been sick all weekend. I can hardly hold my head up. Heres a little 4x4 sketch in oil I did right on the paper of my sketch book

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Rose Hip

I did this little 3x5 study on Sat. Something about rosehips that I really like. Their form and color,the thorny stems... Just an excellent fruit to paint.. Are they fruit?.. I munch on them sometimes because they are high in vitamin C but the taste and texture is like partical board.
oil on masonite, $75.00 Sold

Monday, August 06, 2007

Back to the Studio/ Camp High Rock

I set up a still life for today's painting. It was hard changing gears after focusing in a completely different direction for a week. All in all it was a pretty good effort and I think I'm ready to get back into my painting routine.
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.