Friday, July 27, 2012

#273 Vision II

I cropped this image on the computer.  This was the first painting I did at Vision Nursery yesterday, on a board that had been inked black at one point.  But it's not velvet! Painting on a dry, dark ground seems kind of problematic, because the edges of the wet paint can get kind of fuzzy

#272 Vision I

It's not a typical composition, but I wanted to get this cluster of nice Japanese maples in pots, at Vision Nursery west of Sequim. There's a greenhouse behind the shed.  Oil on canvas panel, 9" x 12".

Monday, July 23, 2012

#271 Tarp

This was painted at the Wooden Boat Center in Port Townsend.  A nice man came out and asked if he should remove the tarp for me, and I said, "nooooooo!  Thank you". Oil on panel, 9" x 12".

Sunday, July 22, 2012

#270 Akamai Pond 2

Another view of the same pond as below, painted yesterday.  Oil on canvas panel, 8" x 10".

Saturday, July 21, 2012

#269 Akamai Pond 1

There is a name for this pond behind Akamai Art In Port Townsend, but I'm not sure what it is.  Anyway, it was a nice little spot to do a paint-out organized by Akamai, followed by a Gamblin product desrciption by Scott Gellatly.  This was the first oil painting I've done in almost a year- instead of doing the monochromatic underpainting, I just tried to think a few minutes before putting in the dark masses at the beginning.  It made me much more careful than usual.  Oil on panel, 8" x 10".

Friday, July 20, 2012

#268 Shrouded Land

I have a number of gessoed panels for acrylic and oil painting, and decided to try sumi ink on one.  It was really compatible! While the ink is wet, you can smear or lighten it, or let it run in interesting patterns.  I noticed, though, that it never became completely resistant to rubbing off, so it got sprayed with acrylic varnish to make sure it doesn't smear. 8" x 8", with some Inktense pencil.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

#267 Cliff Collage

This is a collage of masa paper on masa, using Inktense pencils and sumi ink, and a tiny bit of watercolour. It's based on memories of central Washington, in those canyons littered with boulders. About 6" x 9".

Monday, July 16, 2012

#262 Poplars on a Sunny Day

A studio painting based on a plein air study at Kah Tai Park, Port Townsend.  Mixed media.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

#261 Purple Haze

I went to the Purple Haze Lavender Farm with two other artists and we had a great time in the mild summer weather, painting fields with lavender.  This is looking west, towards Sequim and the Olympics in the distance.  Purple Haze sells Lemon Lavender Custard ice cream, made by Elevated Ice Cream in Port Townsend- yum!  Watercolor on paper, 11" x 14".

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

#260 Sumi Cascade

This was done in the studio this afternoon, with sumi ink on heavy drawing paper.  It's tempting to do a series of whitewater sections of streams and rivers, in sumi ink. We'll see!

Monday, July 9, 2012

#259 Dungeness Study

I did a study of the Dungeness River this morning, in watercolor.  It's kind of wild, but a fun start.

Friday, July 6, 2012

#258 Primed Plywood

(I primed the plywood for the PFOA mural today!  It was finally sunny and dry enough to do that outside.  White primer on board, 4' x 8'.)      :-)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

#257 Boat Pixels

The essential elements of the marina painting from a few days ago.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

#256 Stovetop City

This is an image of a print I made several years ago using the image-on light sensitive technique.  It was very tricky to do, and I only made a few images.  This one was based on a photo taken of a 1960s-era Westinghouse stove.  I manipulated the reflections digitally (before making the plate) to make them seem more like arches in buildings.

Monday, July 2, 2012

#255 Boats on a Gray Day

Kind of a sketch/watercolor/ink at the Port Hadlock marina.  It was cool and gray out there, but later I think it got more gray.  The boats were cheerful, as well as the painting company. 9" x 12".

Hmm, using Photoshop Elements, I darkened the water in the upper left (shown below).  Maybe I'll try to do that to the paper version...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

#254 Morning on East Sequim Bay

This is an oil painting I did a few years ago- but remembered it today while driving past these trees.  A new house is being built right there- they will have a nice view. 36" x 18" on canvas.