Thursday, October 24, 2013

#408 Winter on the River

It was difficult to get the colors to reproduce right on this image, but this is close.  It's another painting done after the Eric Jacobsen workshop, in which I'm trying to use MORE paint!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

#407 Gig Harbor

I took a plein air workshop last week in Gig Harbor, from Eric Jacobsen.  He encouraged me to use more paint in my oil paintings... so I tried repainting a painting done in the workshop.  The workshop version is below... I like the colors better in the one done on site, but I can see the improvement in the paint application. Both are small, on canvas.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

#406 October at Kah Tai

This quick little oil sketch was done at Kah Tai Lagoon in Port Townsend yesterday, with some of the Weather-or-Not painters painting nearby. It was a cold but clear morning, and the colors were beautiful.  I got there late, but after the temperature rose to the 40's...  8" x 10".

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

#405 Jimmy-Come-Lately

This little 6"x6" acrylic painting is based on a plein air I did in the Jimmy-Come-Lately valley, looking south towards the Buckhorn Wilderness of Olympic National Forest.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

#404 NW from Lake Pearrygin

This is a plein air done at Lake Pearrygin State Park 2 weeks ago, looking northwest from a hill above the lake.  8" x 10".

Thursday, September 26, 2013

#403 Near Lake Pearrygin

This a little water media study, based on a less colorful oil plein air painting done at Lake Pearrygin State Park last week.  It's about 9"x9", and the painting is pretty dark like this image.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

#402 Camaraderie Cellars Patio, with Gizmo

I painted this in the Quick-draw portion of PAFAC's Paint the Peninsula competition, and it was done quickly - about 1 hour 15 minutes.  That's Gizmo in the lower left, a neighbor doggie.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

#401 Dosewallips in Spring

This 18" x 24" acrylic studio painting, together with the plein air study done in early June, are going to be in the PAWA State Parks exhibit in the American Art Gallery in Tacoma in November and December.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

#400 Amie's Garden


Robin Popinski, R, and I painted at Amie's Garden just east of Port Angeles, on the second day of PAFAC's Paint the Peninsula competition.  There was a big thunderstorm, lighting, and pouring rain at the time, but Amie set up a market tent for us to paint under!  It was very nice of her.  Acrylic, 9"x 12".

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

#399 PAFAC View

This was painted for the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center (PAFAC) "Paint The Peninsula" Plein Air competition.  It won a Sponsor's award, and is the view north of PAFAC.  The vantage point overlooks the town, pier,  & mill.  Acrylic, 9" x 12". The competition was very fun, and well organized!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

#398 Mystery Bay

This is a plein air painting in oil done in June at Mystery Bay state park, 8" x 10".

Saturday, August 31, 2013

#397 AM Digital Sketch

This was a quick morning sketch of the lighting across the bay- Bell Hill is in the distant right.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

#396 Two Suns

Both suns were setting at the same time!  Well, technically, it was the sun and a sundog. I am sort of busy right now so there may be a blog pause for another week...

Sunday, June 9, 2013

#395 Vertical Dosewallips

This plein air painting doesn't exist anymore, except in the virtual world!  I took it home from the sunny day at the Dosewallips river, and toned down some colors here and there... and then gessoed over it.  A new painting will take its place, though.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

#394 Dosewallips Riverside

Painted along the Dosewallips River, on a sunny June day. Acrylic, 9" x 12".


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

#393 Night Garden

I decided to paint another abstract... acrylic, 16" x 16".

Sunday, June 2, 2013

#392 Sequim Bay North

Looking north over Sequim Bay, WA.  Acrylic, 6" x 12", hanging at the Northwind Art Center Showcase.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

#391 Woods in Mist

This is mixed media on a gallery-wrap canvas... made with inks and acrylics on torn paper.   16" x 16".

Thursday, May 30, 2013

#390 Gardiner View

This is an acrylic painting based on an oil plein air, 6" x 12".  It will go to the Northwind Showcase tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

#389 Moltenography

This is the other painting accepted into the Alchemy of the Abstract VI show at Northwind.  It was difficult to photograph because it has metallic silver paint in some areas, and the light caught it differently depending on the angle of the molding paste underneath and the location on the board.  This is pretty much like the original except the lower left metallic area looks darker.  Acrylic, 16" x 12".

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

#388 Preflight

This is an oil painting that received a Merit award in the Alchemy of the Abstract VI show at Northwind Art Center, in Port Townsend, during the month of June.  24" x 12".

Monday, May 20, 2013

#387 LSA and PT Mill

LSA painting this morning near the boat haven in Port Townsend, WA.  The paper mill is in the background.  Oil, 8" x 10".

Saturday, May 18, 2013

#386 Kettle River Repainted


It was a little drizzly today so I painted in the studio.  This was painted over the plein air version done about 4 years ago in Canada.  The original seemed pale, and some white paint had gotten stuck on it.  I like this version better- oil, 12" x 16".

Monday, May 13, 2013

#385 Burnt Hill in Spring

This mountain got its name a long time ago, because I've never seen it looking burnt.  Logged, yes.  Painted this morning under a changing sky, with two PT painters.  The potential for rain kept the rest in PT, and it did pour starting around noon.  Now there's thunder.  Oil, 9" x 12" 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

#384 Rhodies on Cloudy Day

A different set of rhodies, on a cloudy day.  No solvent used- just the oil paint, 3 stiff brushes and a painting knife.  12" x 16".

Friday, May 10, 2013

#383 Rhodies and Fog

This is my first oil plein air of the year.  The rhodies are blooming and there's a light fog over the water, looking northwest.  9" x 12".

Friday, April 5, 2013

#382 One More Sheep

I'm squeezing every bit of wool out of Tuesday's sketching trip.  Anyway, it turns out that sheep are knock-kneed.  Who knew?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

#381 After the Sheep

The old farmhouse, after the sheep ambled to the other field.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

#380 Near Sheep

I managed to quickly sketch a few sheep before they scampered away yesterday, and then add some digital color this morning.  And, Roger was able to get the recent photos of my sketches off my camera onto his computer!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

#379 Sheep and Broken Rules

Sketched in graphite on a gray day, with plein air friends.  We were trying to sketch or paint some sheep but they got skittish and wandered off.   There are a few in the background of this scene, which is very centered around the dark tree.  A nice oil painting of this area can be seen on Sandra Offutt's painting blog.

Monday, April 1, 2013

#378 K's Place

Painted outdoors at a friend's house in Port Townsend, WA this morning.  She has a very cool garden gate

Sunday, March 31, 2013

#377 Daffodils

The big challenge of digital painting outside is trying to see the screen well enough to know which color has been chosen!

Monday, March 25, 2013

#376 Whidbey Scenery

Until I can solve my camera connection problem, I'll be posting just my digital art.  This is a beach on the west side of Whidbey Island.

Monday, March 18, 2013

#375 Jim's Trees

Painted this morning in Photoshop at Jim's place near Quilcene, WA.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

#374 Gray Wolf Sketch


This is a sketch of the Gray Wolf River, from last week's hike.  Actually, I did a pencil sketch first, but couldn't get the sketch image to load from my camera, so this is a Photoshop sketch of my pencil sketch.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

#372 Mountain Collage

This is a mixed media collage.  Oops- those square edged pieces look a bit like tombstones!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

#371 Old Tree

This little acrylic painting was based on a watercolor I did near the Tubal Cain mine in Olympic National Forest.  7" x 10" on paper.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

#371 Painted Cat

The painted version of post # 368. Acrylic on paper. (He didn't walk in blue paint)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

#370 Silver Water

The water is painted with an iridescent silver acrylic paint.  9"x 12".

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

#369 Peacock

This peacock has been hanging around our yard for the last month.  It likes to sit next to the concrete base of the old greenhouse, on cold but sunny mornings. Acrylic on paper.

Monday, February 18, 2013

#368 Brief Kitty Pose

There was just enough time to pose, between pouncing on another cat, and asking for treats.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

#367 Reader

This woman was scanning a book at the Port Angeles library.  The man in the background had a great hat, but he moved away before I could get very far with a sketch of him.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

#366 Newspaper Man

This man sat down at a nearby table at the Port Angeles library to read a newspaper.  I was able to sketch a few other victims- er, models, too!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

#365 Breakfast at Pt Hudson Cafe

My plan was to sketch people, but were there in a lull between customers- so I sketched my plate instead.  Then people started arriving again.  This was the Hudson Hash, made with polenta, smoked salmon, scallions and feta.  R helped with the english muffins!

Monday, February 11, 2013

#364 Farm in B&W

Just a little ink and ink pencil study of a farm along the Olympic Discovery Trail.  5" x 7".

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013