Monday, October 31, 2011

#43 Pear and Truffle Oil

I'm trying to use more grays, so that color spots will stand out.  Acrylic on 5" x 5" panel.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

#41 Old House

Maybe not the most descriptive title, but in Port Townsend.  Acrylic on 6" x 6" panel.

Friday, October 28, 2011

#40 Pagoda and House

On the same street as Sweet Laurette's, in Port Townsend.  Acrylic on 6" x 6" panel.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

#39 Coming or Going...

Or staying?  Seen in Port Townsend earlier today, acrylic on panel, 6" x 6".

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

#38 Clay Street

This is looking up the hill from Kah Tai Lagoon park, in late October.  Notice I buried the power lines, (without a permit).  Acrylic on panel, 6" x 6".

#37 1/2 Nasturtium Revisited

First, I repainted the background of the nasturtia (?), and darkened some leaves.  Much better, I think.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

#37 Nasturtium Experience

The casual observer may wonder if I lost my mind today, and maybe it was misplaced- have you seen it?  Acrylic on panel, 6" x 6".

Monday, October 24, 2011

#36: Estuary Edge

This is a painting done with a bigger brush, and more paint!  6" x 6", acrylic on panel.  Also, I'm starting to number the images, starting from when I decided to attempt a painting per day.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Northwest Apple(s)

Northwest apples seem... I don't know, bigger this year.  Maybe it's La Nina.  Acrylic on paper, 6" x 6".

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sea Pears

They were everywhere. With some Oregon blue cheese, it would be a picnic to remember!  Acrylic on panel, 9" x 12".

Friday, October 21, 2011

Near the Elwha

This is a tiny painting - 4" x 6"!  It's also on a gold-gessoed panel. From the area around the 101 bridge over the Elwa River.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


This is a detour of the river, and also of painting style.  I ran out of time today due to other events, so this painting will be rephotographed tomorrow, maybe with a few small changes.  So it's sort of in progress...
Update on the 21st:  This painting will stay as it is.  It was done as an experiment on a cheaper grade of paper, and it is still wrinkled this morning, even though it's part of a block!  Normally I've been using a very good grade of printmaking paper, a heavy Rives BFK.  It makes an excellent surface for acrylics, if you first apply a matte gel medium.  Sometimes I tint the medium, to make sure it has covered the painting area. The initial gel medium layer seems to prevent that chalky look you can get with acrylics on paper.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Hoh River

Now you know where I was the last few days - the weather was predicted to be clear, so we dashed over to the west end.  Acrylic on paper, 8" x 10".  At some point I will offer these for sale, I think...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Olympic Discovery Trail

From memory, of a recent bike ride.  Acrylic on paper, 8" x 6".

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Antique Cruet

Still livin' it up, with a bunch of grapes.  (woohoo!)  Acrylic on paper, 6" x 6".

Friday, October 14, 2011

Yellow Roses

This vase was made by my mother-in-law about 30 years ago.  Too bad she didn't make more ceramics - the glazing is so nice on this one!  Acrylic on paper, 6" x 6".

Thursday, October 13, 2011


This is an acrylic version of a plein air done on Whidbey Island this summer.  The madrones caught the evening light just right.  10" x 10" on paper.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Private Road

I found this view down a private road, and just as I was starting to put in the colors, the clouds came in and it rained!  Hopefully the next few days will be better for plein air.  Some of the trees are showing nice fall colors.  Acrylic on paper, 10" x 10".

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Balkan Early Light

This is from a photo R took when we made an early morning hike in Montenegro.  I moved some trees, and did not include my figure, although a Montenegran or two on the trail could be nice...hmmm- maybe later. Acrylic on paper, 10" x 10".

Monday, October 10, 2011

Painting Challenge

This is a more loosely painted version, done this morning, of a painting challenge.   And it counts as a daily painting! Acrylic on paper, 14 x 10".

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Union Station, Portland

The train station, on a cloudy day.  Acrylic on paper, 8" x 8".

Saturday, October 8, 2011

P.A. Alley with Plum Tree

A brighter version of a plein air that I did last summer.  This is off Washington Street, just up the hill from 8th.  Acrylic, 6" x 6".  I skipped posting yesterday because I am working on  challenge painting.   It's a figure and it's not quite done...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bottle Painting

The Painting Police sentenced me to cleaning my studio and trying this still life again. 6" x 6" panel, acrylic.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Digital Art

Is this allowed by the Painting Police??  Once the acrylic painting image was on the computer, I cropped it and redid everything outside the perfume bottle and stopper, in Photoshop. I may have to actually paint this...  oops, I have to get the door.  But officer, I thought it was legal!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Walk in the Woods

Acrylic on panel, 11"x 14".  An imaginary scene, loosely based on Railroad Bridge park in Sequim.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Longview, WA

A view from across the river.  This is 18" x18", done with conventional acrylics on a gallery wrap canvas.  It was actually easier working at this size with the regular acrylic paint.  The only thing is, I'll have to paint on paper if I plan to do one every day, so there is enough room to store the paintings!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mountain Hike

Acrylic on 6"x6" panel.  This was done with mostly conventional acrylics, rather than the open acylics I've used for the last few weeks.  

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Canada Geese

This painting really does have such bright colors, and these Canada geese were even in Canada.  Acrylic on paper, 6" x 6".