Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blue House, P.A.

Port Angeles is full of excellent, potential painting vignettes.  It has little houses perched on hills, alleys stretching off east and west, and then- the Olympic mountains to the south and the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north.  This was done this morning, on a warm and sunny day, with the fog lifting off the Strait; it was a perfect painting day.  But a warning to any prospective painters: PA in the sunshine can make you giddy and sundrunk, but the same scene on a grey day seems more grey than you would expect...

Tiny Dungeness River

I met Sandy O at the Dungeness River last Thursday, and did a plein air.  This is a 5x5"studio redo... We shall not discuss the original; may it R.I.P.

Red Truck

The two Jeannes, R, and I painted down on the Port Angeles waterfront a week ago.  This started out with a burnt umber underpainting that blended into the surface application - when I got home I really had to lighten it.  But at least the subjects are recognizably a truck, and a hoist!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blue Truck

The blue truck - had to paint it.  I had been admiring Ben Fenske's "Sagaponack Pick-up" over the weekend on-line, and so wanted to try one in a field.  And there it was, on Monday, in Sequim.

A studio painting!

This painting of the view from the Hurricane Hill trail is 9x12, painted in the studio.  I loved the clouds on that hike and this is pretty close to their shapes.

A Troll

This is a carved troll holding up a corner of a barn in Gardiner, WA.  He looks a little tired!  This is a tiny painting, about 4x5.5 ".