Saturday, April 30, 2011

"Lime Kiln Lighthouse" San Juan Island, lighthouse oil painting

I have painted this lighthouse many times. Last summer I spent several days in the San Juan Islands plein air painting.......I grabbed this photo out of the archives for a little warm up study . It was done on linen rag paper, a fun surface to work on but the paper really absorbs the paint at first.
 The weather is finally getting nicer, so I will be going out to paint soon.....Can't wait!
12x9 oil on linen paper.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"City Bus" Seattle city scenes, urban oil painting

I am posting this painting mainly to get some input on what folks think about it....I haven't decided yet if it is finished. It is often a struggle for me to know when a painting is completed. I have made mistakes and ruined paintings by overworking them before....on the other hand I have given paintings the spark that takes them over the edge of mediocrity by going in one more time with another layer of paint....I like this paining a lot and don't want to lose it....yet I also don't want to wimp out and miss the opportunity to achieve a really great work......The artists dilemma!
24x24 oil on canvas sold

Monday, April 25, 2011

"Capturing Post Alley" Seattle city scenes, urban oil painting

I keep coming back to this alley in Seattle...On the left is the famous "Gum Wall"......decades of chewing gum stuck to the brick wall , on the right, the Alibi Room....It is an easy short cut if your coming from the ferry and walking up to the Pike Place market.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

"Midnight Coffee" Seattle city scenes, urban oil painting,

Folks in Seattle love their coffee!  They drink it all day .....even in the middle of the night....I'm back to painting city scenes. Enjoy! .....with a cup of coffee!  Lets see....Starbucks or Tulleys or Seattle's Best or..................=]

9x12 oil on canvas  sold

Monday, April 18, 2011

"The Hansville Truck" truck oil painting, Hansville, Washington

I love painting old trucks!.....I have painted this one before(here)....It sits like a sculpture by the store in Hansville...For those of you who are not from around here, there is only one store in Hansville.....Right across from the church...For a long time Hansville has been the same sleepy little northwest town's claim to fame, the Point no Point lighthouse.....But...things are changing ...and I hear of some big development plans for the area.....This truck will probably not be there for long.....
8x6 oil on panel   sold

Friday, April 15, 2011

"The Ajax Cafe" Port Hadlock, Washington state, oil marine scape painting

This view of the Ajax Cafe in Port Hadlock is from across the bay at the Hadlock Hotel....Ann and I were visiting The gallery there on our way to Port Townsend.  The Ajax is the smaller yellow building. The other building close to the water is a wooden boat building school....The whole area has lots of interesting possibilities for painting!

14x11 oil on canvas  sold

Friday, April 08, 2011

"Approaching Seneca Street" Seattle city scenes, urban landscape

For some reason this painting got passed over in my posting....I painted it several months ago and was satisfied with the results...The reason I am posting it today is that it sold yesterday!  The gallery that represents me in West Seattle is Alki Arts...The owners, Tom and Diane, alert their clients that follow my work when I am coming in with new paintings and some were there to meet me!...I sold three paintings as Ann and I were standing there talking with folks.....I feel very blessed to have faithful collectors and followers of my work and that includes you all!..Thank you for your support! ... I love my job!!

18x36 oil on canvas   sold

Saturday, April 02, 2011

"For Sale" trucks in winter landscape oil painting

There is farmer who likes to sell old cars in his field near our home....They are usually there for quite awhile before they sell......I saw the trucks and mentioned them to my wife who then stopped and took some pictures during a brief snow......They were great!!....I did this 9x12 oil on linen paper from the pics...Two weeks later they were gone!....Click here to see another painting I did of a car in this field.