Saturday, August 31, 2013

 Starbucks 8x10 pleinair oil painting by Joy Olney
Today is the Invitational Bellingham Downtown Paint Out. Put on by Trish Harding, the Mindport Gallery and Forth Corner Frames. All of Bellingham.  I painted Starbucks from across the street this morning. Very busy in down town Bellingham.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Two more Washington State Beach oil paintings.By Joy Olney


Thursday, August 29, 2013

I'm Still doing frames. Here are a couple of older paintings.
 Quiet Island Cove oil  9x12 by Joy Olney
Venesa oil 9x12 an award winner: First Place and Special Art Award
By Joy Olney

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Today I need to frame up some paintings for a show. So here are some end of the Summer paintings
 Picnic on the Beach oil Joy Olney
 Hold Still oil by Joy Olney
Sand Play oil Joy Olney

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Another Day, Another Larrabee painting.
Another Day at Larrabee State Park oil 9x12 by Joy Olney

Monday, August 26, 2013

 Some Drawings of Friends today:
Kat in the Hat
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 Wendy, a fast Sketch
Molly, a fast wash drawing

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I've worked more on yesterdays painting. Off the Islands oil 8x10 by Joy Olney.
 The thicker paint is casting shadows.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thanks for looking at my dayly blog. Today's painting is another Sailing off the Islands. I fixed it a little after I took its picture.
Sailing off the Islands oil 8x10 by Joy olney

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Yesterday my husband and I went to and took pictures of a number of beautiful locations around where we live. Today I have four new drawings of our model Esther.All drawings are on a 24x18 sheet of paper, graphite, by Joy Olney




Tuesday, August 20, 2013

More taking care of Business today. I updated my resume, reworked some older paintings and applied for a show.

 Another Dog Day Afternoon, oil by Joy Olney


One of the paintings I worked over today. Island Sailboats oil By Joy Olney

Monday, August 19, 2013

Taking care of art business today. Here is a older painting. High Tide. oil 22x24

Saturday, August 17, 2013

This is a painting from the road just south of here.
Cow Barn oil 6x8 by Joy Olney

Friday, August 16, 2013

This is a painting of a couple having a lunch on the side of the sea at Semiahmoo.

Thursday, August 15, 2013



Today's drawings are of an older model  This model wouldn't look at our drawings.  I think because everyone wants to look 18 in drawings and photos. I thought She was lovely.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Back to boats and the Islands.
Boats in the San Juans oil 8x10 by Joy Olney

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Yesterday I saw the eye doctor who put drops in my eyes. So I couldn't stand the light for hours and couldn't paint yesterday.
Today more fruit and vegetable paintings. Try painting your fruit and vegetables. You see so many colors in them.
 Onions and Scallions oil 6x6 by Joy Olney
 Eggplant oil 6x6 by Joy Olney
                                                                Avocados oil 6x6 by Joy Olney

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Two paintings of fruit,
Early Apples belongs to my friend Kat. Melon is hanging in my studio. More fruit later in the week.

Melons oil 6x6 by Joy Olney

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Yesterday's painting of the rich farmland just south of us.

Rich Farmland Oil by Joy Olney

Friday, August 9, 2013

Today's post will be yesterdays drawings of my son Mike. Both drawings are on a24x18 sheet of paper.
 Drawing of Michael by Joy Olney
Drawing of Mike by Joy Olney

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Today's oil painting is another Island rowboat. I'm not sure that it is finished, but I like it today.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Painting of a rowboat off the San Jaun Islands and the town of Anacortes here in Washington State


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Today's oil painting will go into a show in September at the Lucia Douglas Gallery in Fairhaven.
So it must be of our Fairhaven.            Fairhaven Evening Oil by Joy Olney

Monday, August 5, 2013

Today's small oil painting of County farmland.
County Farmland oil by Joy Olney

Saturday, August 3, 2013

More Garden Hollyhocks. Plus I worked a tiny bit more on yesterdays Hollyhock painting.
Also two of my artworks will be in a book.Richeson 75 international Portraits and Figures2013


Friday, August 2, 2013



Today's painting of Hollyhocks and one more drawing of Cara from yesterday's drawings. I will clean up the painting tomorrow. Painting in oil and drawing by Joy Olney

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Today's drawings of Cara. I painted with a wash on one drawing.
 Drawing of Cara from side.by Joy Olney
 Cara turned head by Joy Olney
Wash of Cara by Joy Olney