Monday, May 30, 2011

"Home Pasture" cows in the landscape, oil painting..

One more for the cows!! This time I combined some of the images that I took in LaConnor ...Using an old barn from one pic, the pasture from another and one of my sketches of the cows, I was able to put this composition together.....I think it could go bigger...=]
6x8 oil on panel sold

By the way, if your wondering why I am not offering these little paintings for auction it is because I am saving some work for my solo show at the Directors Gallery in July . I hope you can make it for the opening, First Friday Artwalk in July!.. There will also be larger recent work!....  I will start with the auctions again after the show....

I keep thinking of more things to say....Publish, edit...publish, know the routine....But....I wanted to add that my friend and fellow plein air painter, Darrell Anderson...(actually he is a much more dedicated PA painter than me!) will be offering a painting give-away on his blog and all you have to do is comment to enter!! The more comments the better your chances....Great idea !
8x6 oil on panel  sold

Saturday, May 28, 2011

"LaConnor Cows" cows in the landscape, oil painting

This is the second small painting that I did of the cows in this pasture....trying to capture the spring green of the grass and contrast of the cows grazing.
8x6 oil on panel sold

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Skagit Cows" oil landscape with cows

Cows are endlessly fascinating subjects for me to paint...especially the Holsteins with their black and white markings. I jerked the truck over to the side of the road at the end of the day when the light was saturating the colors to capture these guys.
8x6 oil on panel sold

Sunday, May 22, 2011

"Tulip Girl" Skagit county tulip festival

"Tulip Girl" 6x8 oil on panel  sold

This is the same little girl that was in Sea of Color..She was having a blast in the fields of flowers and so full of joy!  It was fun trying to capture her Happy Dance..=]
6x8 oil on panel

Friday, May 20, 2011

"Daffodil Farm" Skagit county tulip fields.

I loved the profile of this massive barn with the daffodil fields in the forground and the mountains behind.
10x6 oil on panel.  sold

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"Sea of color" La Connor, tulip festival , figurative oil painting

At the Tulip Festival in La Connor the kids were loving the colorful flowers(especially the girls..=]) They seemed to be floating on a Sea of color and the mom's were having a tough time getting them to come out! No one was supposed to walk between the rows.......but how could you resist!!
This painting will be offered on Daily Paintworks auction. Click HERE if you would like to bid on this painting.   10x6 oil on panel

Saturday, May 14, 2011

"Tulip Time" figurative,flower oil painting

Thanks to my Main Motivator I was able to scoot over to Skagit county and catch the last of the tulips before the season was over. We have had a very long winter and wet spring so the sunny days have been few....I managed to catch one and spent the whole day loitering around the fields, snapping candid shots of the folks and kids tip- toeing in the tulips....=]  Enjoy!

12x12 oil on canvas

Friday, May 13, 2011

"Brothers" figurative oil painting

Not sure if these guys are brothers....but they are "Brothers"....hence the title of this painting.....I get the sense that the older guy may be a mentor for the younger but I don't know their story ....I just enjoy documenting with paint the faces and places that I encounter on my travels around the Pacific Northwest.
8x6 oil on panel

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"Water Jewel" water lilly painting

I painted this little study a few weeks ago as a warm up painting . I am trying to get all the little paintings that I have neglected posting, on to my blog before I start posting a new series of paintings done from a trip to the tulip fields in Skagit county.......It's amazing how much orange, yellow and red  there is in most greens!
 I think I will try the Daily Paintworks Auction with this painting.  If you are interested in bidding on this painting you may do so by clicking..... here .....=]...and Thank you for your support!
8x10 oil on panel

Sunday, May 08, 2011

"Port of Seattle" Seattle city scenes, marine scape oil painting

This is the view of the Port of Seattle and Elliot bay that you would get crossing over by ferry from Bainbridge Is. I have entered this painting in the Edmonds juried art exhibition and hopefully it will be accepted. I patiently await notification....okay, maybe not so patiently....
22x29 oil on canvas    sold

Friday, May 06, 2011

"Stand in the Light" Seattle city scenes, urban landscape

I am jazzed to announce that I will be having a solo show at the Directors Gallery on Bainbridge Island in July!  The show will be called Stand in the Light and this is one of my recent paintings that will be in the show. I will be sending out reminders as time gets closer.....If you are in the area come on down to the gallery on the First Friday Art Walk in July and meet me!
18x36 oil on canvas  sold

Monday, May 02, 2011

"Sleet Storm" oil landscape painting, Poulsbo, Washington

This was  the scene a week ago on my way home from work.......just before the sun popped out!..What a wild and wet spring we are having in the Pacific Northwest!  I am just very thankful ...No tornadoes, earthquakes,tsunamis, or other real catastrophes!  My prayers go out to those who have lost loved ones and are trying to get their lives back together after all the recent natural disasters.
 I have submitted my painting "D is for Daisy"  to the Daily Paint Works, Japan challenge...The proceeds will go to the Japan Red Cross you can bid on the painting here
 Also, I am happy and honored to be invited to join the fine artists at DPW!  Thank you David and Carol Marine!