Monday, April 28, 2008

"The Old Plywood Mill 2 " Port Angeles , landscape , oil painting

Another view of the plywood mill in Port Angeles. There is something about this place that makes me want to paint it..hope I get to go back soon.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

"Departure" Seattle Ferry ,oil painting

Anyone who has been to the Kitsap peninsula is familiar with this scene. The gulls follow the ferry out like banners crying "Bonn Voyage"

12x12 oil on canvas $250.00

Sunday, April 20, 2008

"The Tree Fort" landscape, oil painting

I'm not sure what attracted me to this scene to begin with.....the play of light on the pail that was hanging on the side of the tree fort or all the blackberries growing up and taking over's sort of nostalgic because I have one of these in my back yard that I built with my son who is now 22 years old and going to college at the Seattle Institute of Art.........It's days of laughter and pine cone wars are over ,the blackberries soon to enter the hatch door.........

This one is right off Miller Rd on Bainbridge Island........Don't forget my show of recent work is still going on at the Tree House cafe.....(I should have this one in that show!) in Lynwood center by the old movie theatre..till May 11th........ 9x12 oil on canvas $200.00 sold

Thursday, April 17, 2008

"Light and Shadow" landscape, oil painting

Looking at this painting I realized it could be a metaphorical image about the importance of remaining in the light and following the narrow road that leads to life........It's easy to get distracted and lost in the shadows but if you keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, He will be "...a light unto your path...."

12x16 oil on stretched canvas SOLD

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"Jim's Boatshed" plein air ,landscape, oil painting

We got a little taste of summer on Saturday. It actually got into the mid seventy's! A great day to get out for some PA. I didn't go far. This is Jim's shed where he is building a six meter sailboat to take to the worlds in 09.....Jim is Leighs husband and has his boat building business next to the studio.
Here's the preliminary sketch to fix the light and shadow position before starting to paint The big challenge in plein air painting is the changing light and conditions, so you need all the help you can get.

14x18 oil on stretched canvas $385.00

Sunday, April 13, 2008

"The Reflection of a Pair" still life ,oil painting

I put my favorite coffee pot and a pear from lunch in the shadow box and was immediately drawn to the reflection cast in the shiny metal......I think this is my most realistic pear so far.

Me and Leigh, my painting buddy have decided to have a "Pear Off" I'll post both entries and let you decide the winner.Sold

Saturday, April 12, 2008

"Boat Haven across the Marsh" Port Townsend, landscape ,oil painting

A favorite haunt of mine, the boat haven in Port Townsend. There is a wealth of interesting scenes here and several good restaurants tucked into the warehouses and buildings that make up PT's eclectic boating community.

9x12 oil on canvas SOLD

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

"Port Townsend Bluff" landscape, oil painting

This was one of those....use up the leftover paint on the pallet paintings.....from an image I took in Port Townsend on my way to the ocean

8x10 oil on panel $150.00

Friday, April 04, 2008

Point no Point Lighthouse

There will be a show of my recent paintings at the "Tree House Restaurant" on Bainbridge Island. That is in the Lynwood Center by the old movie theatre. It will run from Tue, April 8th till Sun May 11th...The Tree House is a great place to have lunch and check out my new paintings!

The Point no Point Lighthouse is a favorite place to go painting and beach combing. This is a view from the back side across the wetland marsh 8x10 oil on panel $150.00 SOLD

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

"Happy Cow" landscape. oil painting

This is the pastoral scene I drive by every day on my way to the studio. The cows in this field must be milk cows or pets because they have been here for quite awhile and seem very content in their "Cow Paradise"

12x16 oil on canvas SOLD