Friday, November 26, 2010

"Pike Place Flowers" Seattle cityscape, oil painting

If you're tired of mall shopping and you live in the Seattle area, why not stop by the studio on Sat.Visit the artists, have a cup of coffee or tea and take advantage of some great deals on local art for that personal gift......and support your local small business!!..=]

12x9 oil on panel sold

Monday, November 22, 2010

"Seattle Rain Parade" Seattle cityscape, oil painting

Still working on studies for the "The Big One". I got off track a little with this because I liked the composition but it is a bit complicated for what I'm trying to do with the larger canvas
9x12 oil on panel   sold

Sunday, November 21, 2010

"Bring flowers" Seattle city scape oil painting

I may have mentioned a large commission painting that I am working on.....this little 6x8 is one of the studies I am working on for that job. The final work will be 40x60 so I want to have a pretty good idea of what will take up all that space before I get started.  sold

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Sunset at Pioneer Square" oil cityscape for Arts in the Woods

I have recently been working on studies for a large 40x60 commission of Seattle city. From the images I have been taking of the city came this 16x20 oil on canvas of Pioneer Square. The commission will not be in this area of the city....but when I get excited about an image I have to paint it! This painting and many more recent works will be available at this years Arts in the Woods Studio Tour in Poulsbo, WA. sold

I will be at the Knowles Studio along with five other artists;

Leigh Metteer Knowles, with Printmaking and Paintings in Acrylic.

Jessica McGreal, with Prints and Encaustic.

Jennifer Umphress, with Glass Art

Amy Weber with Natural Dye Textiles

Robin Weiss with Landscape, Cityscape and Still life Paintings in Oil.

If you live in our area come on out and support your local artists, many who work hard in our community to stimulate the economy, mentor young people and improve our culture.

Monday, November 08, 2010

"In Flight on the Dungeness" oil landscape painting

The wildlife, especially the different birds were amazing at the mouth of the Dungeness. The caretakers of this beautiful wetland marsh do a good job managing the resource. This was a smaller study from the images I got there.

15x9 oil on canvas

Thursday, November 04, 2010

"At The Mouth of the Dungeness" oil landscape painting

It's hard to tell the scale of paintings on this blog but this one is 48x24. It is the largest canvas I have attempted so far and it is for a commission project that I received a few months ago. I spent a couple days scouting, sketching and painting the Dungeness river while camping out in the parking lot of the Three Crabs restaurant. When I got back with all my reference stuff I went to work on this large canvas. The mouth of the Dungeness is property owned by a duck hunting club and I had to get special permission to access the site, which I did thanks to Matt the caretaker...I really appreciate him taking the time to hear me out and then graciously allow me to roam the wetlands freely..What a spot!!
48x24 oil on stretched canvas   sold