Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Point No Point Lighthouse in Spring" Washington state , oil landscape painting

Annie and I took a walk on the beach a few weeks back when we had a miraculous sun break. It's been a very wet spring in the Pacific Northwest!

Point no Point is where we had our first date. It is amazing to think of all the adventures we have been through since that first date and how God has blessed us in and through it all. Go back to the archives July 2008 to check out where we were then....=]

20x16 oil on canvas sold

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"Rainy Day Rhododendrons" oil still life painting

There have been so many rainy days this spring that I have been spending a lot of time painting in the studio..Often I will set up a still life and paint from that . I cut these Rhodie flowers from giant bushes out in front of the church..They were just hanging down and in danger of being washed away by the rain so I didn't think anyone would mind if I borrowed a few .....and now those beautiful blossoms will be permanently displayed in this work.
I spent quite a bit of time on this painting layering the color in the blossoms and trying to get the glow of the light through the flowers.....I was in danger of over-working it when I finaly threw down the brushes.
14x18 oil on canvas panel

Saturday, June 12, 2010

"Apple Warm Up" oil still life painting

Sometimes I do little warm up paintings before I get serious......and sometimes those paintings turn out the best!
6x6 oil on panel

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

"Clouds over LaConner" oil landscape painting, tulip festival

The day we went to LaConner was a typical northwest day with weather changing by the hour. Bright beautiful sun with intense color in the shadows and crisp light bouncing off all the wet surfaces.....to overcast with wind blowing the dark clouds across the landscape.

10x6 oil on panel sold

Saturday, June 05, 2010

"Kites over LaConner" oil landscape painting

We went to the tulip festival in LaConner Washington this spring......but the tulips were all gone except for one field crowded with tourists and tour buses!.....we didn't even stop there but went on to explore the town and surrounding area. These kites were flying over the one remaining field of yellow tulips.
8x10 oil on canvas. sold