Wednesday, November 30, 2011

#72 Aah, Sunshine

This Quimper Arts model looked like he should be standing in sunlight, and it's certainly pouring in.    Acrylic on paper, 11"x8".

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

#71 Wooden Camels

In the Valley of the Satsumas.  Next time, maybe I will try for a simpler subject...  Acrylic on 6"x6" panel.

Monday, November 28, 2011

#70 Daffodils at Jim's

I painted these at Jim Norton's barn today, while he hosted the Weather-or-Not painters (note that we painted inside).   Acrylic on 6"x6" panel.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

#69 Nutmeg

Freshly grated nutmeg, and a jar of cinnamon. For me, this painting is also about trying to allow the items to fit in to their painty surroundings.  Acrylic on 6"x6" panel.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

#68 Butter

Following Cats, I had a request to paint Rats, but chose Fats.  Butter and oil.  Acrylic on 5"x5" panel.
(for a serious butter painting, look at this  - thanks to Lindy)!

And speaking of Cats, I repainted the surroundings because they seemed too pale last night:

Friday, November 25, 2011

#67 Cats

It was just a matter of time before they got themselves painted.  Acrylic on 6"x6" panel.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

#66 Cherry Cheesecake

Happy Thanksgiving!  This is actually a low-fat, ricotta cheese pie, but we can pretend it's cheesecake.   The cherries are cherries.  Acrylic on 5"x5" panel.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

#65 Pampas Plumes

I won't be going to the Quimper figure session today, so I painted an outside view instead.  We planted these so-called dwarf pampas grasses a few years ago, and the plumes are 9-10 feet tall.  They only last a few months, so we just enjoy them while they're there.  Acrylic on 5"x5" panel.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

#64 Popcorn

I bought this organic popcorn at Nash's farm store out in Dungeness.  It's so good, it doesn't even need any topping or salt!   Acrylic on 5"x5" panel.

Monday, November 21, 2011

#63 Purple Door

This is an alley in Port Angeles that was spruced up last year by volunteers- they painted some of the buildings a variety of colors.  It's a cool spot.  Acrylic on 6"x6" panel.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

#62 Whale and Marbles

Little brass whale, marbles, cardboard box, glass, paper napkin. Oh, and air.  Acrylic on 5" x 7" panel.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

#61 The Stoic Iron

This iron looks ready to do any job- if only it were asked!  Oil on 6"x6" panel.

Friday, November 18, 2011

#60 Veggies

This painting went through so many incarnations- the bag of onions is the only part that stayed constant.  Let's see, there was a German stein, some apples, a vase with flowers, the cabbage was in a different place, and there were puffy clouds.  Tomorrow I'm going back to a 6" x 6" !  This is oil on canvas panel, 8"x10".

Thursday, November 17, 2011

#59 Turkey Shaker

This painting got a little more colorful than I planned, but the turkey looks happy.  Oil on 6" x 6" panel.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

#58 Quimper Model

I went to the Quimper Arts life drawing session this afternoon, and painted this model.  I put her on the top of a building, perhaps in New York.  I think that the design made by the step ladder behind her head makes her look a little like the Statue of Liberty.  Oil on 6" x 6" panel. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

#57 Baja Cove

Non-realistic alert!  Sometimes these happen, just like the last one.. Oil on 6"x7" panel.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

#55 Fish Combo

Orange, maple syrup bottle, and a salmon salt shaker milling about on the kitchen table. Acrylic on paper, 6" x 6".

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

#52 Kitchen View

I decided to paint in the house today- in the dining room and looking through the old saloon doors to the kitchen.  In real life, the light switch panel does not have "m"s on it.  Acrylic on 8"x8" panel.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

#51 Geology

This was painted a few months ago- but not shown until now.  Oil on 8" x 10" canvas panel.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

#50 Spring Hike

Next spring (or summer at least), it will be possible to hike out Obstruction Point in Olympic National Park and see this view.   In the meantime. we can look at this painting.  Acrylic on 5" x 7" panel.

Monday, November 7, 2011

#49 Village Street

First the background was darker, then lighter, then darker, and lighter, and finally more indistinct.  Acrylic on 6" x 6" panel.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

#48 Still Life with Elephant

It's a walk on the wild side for this little carved elephant.  Acrylic on 5" x 5" panel.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

#47 John Day River, big version

Here is the big version- acrylic on 22" x 28" stretched canvas.  Whew!  I may make minor changes later, after letting it hang on the wall for a while.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Art Photo

I'm working on a large painting today: 22 x 28".  It's not done, so I'm posting a photo instead- of Roger taking art photos at Memory's Vault last year.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

#46 On Standby

The holidays are coming...  acrylic on 5" x 5" panel. (That's a middle eastern coffee cup in the lower left)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

#45 John Day River

A 9" x 12" seems so big now that I've been doing small panels, and it took 5 hours!  Acrylic on canvas panel.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

#44 Ibex and Vase

Obviously, the gray concept was yesterday's idea.  Little African animal and Asian vase, acrylic on 5" x 5" panel.