Monday, September 30, 2013

I worked a little more on SAM but sorry the flash on my camera made a bad glare.
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Saturday, September 28, 2013

This is very different for me. It still needs work. "View from SAM" price NFS 30x24 oil on canvas cityscape looking out of window at the Seattle Art Museum(Seattle Art Museum)
                                                               30x24 oil By Joy Olney

Friday, September 27, 2013

Today I worked a little more on the Chickanut Drive painting.  I'm not sure I have photoed the true color in the painting since we have lost the sun here in the northwest. I like to take pictures of my paintings in sunlight
Sunset along Chuckanut Drive oil 8x10 by Joy Olney

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Painting today is Evening on Chuckanut Drive.
Also you can view my work in the Washington State Park show on line at
My 2 paintings are on #10 center and right. Have a look.
8x10 oil on canvas price $450 , seascape, View of the Islands form the road along the coast at sunset

Monday, September 23, 2013

Today I need to get my studio back to an oil painting studio from a water color class room. So here are a couple of older drawings. See yesterday's post for the drawing of dancers at the Firehouse.
Drawings by Joy
figure 24x18 pencil drawing on paper price $200 drawing of a young dancer in tights

drawing on paper in Pencil Girl resting her chin on her arm while sitting on chair $200 Figure 24x18

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Yesterday was a full day with the Watercolor class untill 4. Then the Fairhaven Show with me being one of the people drawing moving dancers from 5:30 -7:30. One dancer did do a number of short poses(gesture)
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. Here are some watercolor demos and some drawings from yesterday. I did 32 drawings yesterday evening. I loved it.

Friday, September 20, 2013

I'm still getting ready for the watercolor class on Saturday. One more watercolor: Orange Hairband by
Joy Olney. Last night's opening of the PAPO at Mindport was a lot of fun. The Plein Air Paint Out show will be on 3 weeks more.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

 More watercolors: Beach Finds by Joy Olney
Mending Shoe Watercolor by Joy Olney
Tonight is the opening at Mindport on Holly St.
The Downtown Bellingham Plein Air Group

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Today another little watercolor painting to get me ready to teach a watercolor class on Saturday.
I like painting with watercolor paint. It's fun.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I'm giving a watercolor class on Saturday. I better make some new paintings.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Today's painting is the fog one I worked a little more  .Plus the write up for the Book of Washington State Park that my two paintings will be apart of.
ANY TIME Fog Over Georgia Pacific 9x12 oil by Joy Olney

PAWA State Park Centennial Exhibition
Our ninth grade art teacher, Mr. Rainy, would send us out side behind our school to paint the seasons in watercolor. I enjoyed the quiet breaks from the hectic, noisy school day.
At the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where I studied for 5 years, Morris Blackburn would take his student on field trips to a fishing village. His serious love of out door painting was contagious. Blackburn studied from a student of William Merritt Chase. I learned so much from this instructor after he upset me by getting angry at me for not having three distinct values in a print I made for him when I was 18. The next 4 years he was my mentor and taught me to paint and draw from my center and not with my head. I learned so many valuable lessons from him.
I focus mainly on figure drawing and painting in the east coast but still went out to paint with friends in small parks, the seashore and cityscapes. When we moved to the northwest, I found myself painting outdoors more and more, adding figures of my family and friend to the paintings.
Painting with other has it advantages in that you can get up from your supplies and walk off if you need to know your things are safe. Flexibility and compromise is important when painting with other for they may not like a spot you are excited about and prefer another place to paint.  When I paint with other artist, I often find my style is to paint faster then they do, so I take extra canvases of different sizes. I try to capture the essence of a place with as little painting as possible.
Then I paint landscapes in my studio I use a combination of photos and my oil sketches. The camera doesn’t always capture the colors as I see them.
Each State Park has its own character. In my paintings of Bowman State Park I wanted to convey the peace and tranquility I feel in that park. It’s a place I’ve been to many times, in many seasons and I always feel at peace there. Outside, I often paint alone. I enjoy being alone but welcome the comments of people walking by who stop to chat, especially the children, who are so candid. A couple of times the painting I was working on sold to the person who stopped to watch me paint. One person asked me to take out the dog in the painting because she wanted to give it to someone who didn’t like dogs. I did a second painting for her with out a dog. The women cried when she was presented my painting by the women who bought it from me.
If I can paint a painting that captures something of a place and affects someone else in a positive way I’m happy.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

These are the two paintings that are going into the Washington State Park show. Both paintings are of Bowman State Park. It is the north side of Deception Pass. Enjoy. Joy Olney
price NFS oil on canvas 16x20 seascape Two sail boats in the sea side
price NFS Oil on canvas 11x14 seascape, Two rowboats in a cove painted with painting knife

Saturday, September 14, 2013

This painting is painted from a photo I took of a man stopping to look out at the fog and over the old Georgia Pacific Plant. I still need to do more to it.The sign needs it's letters.

Friday, September 13, 2013

 One of my paintings juried  in to Washington State Parks Centennial show at the American Art Company in Tacoma Wa . I worked more on Chuckanut Mt. Clear Cut

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Yesterday's September Flowers from Trader Joe's. Also some drawings I made this morning of our model Cara.
I'll put a couple more drawings of Cara tomorrow

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

 Last night's model in 5 steps. The model had blue, purple, red and gray hair. Not sure I like painting so many colors in the hair. I also don't like painting such a dark back drop.But I did like painting her.

Tomorrow I'll put up the painting of flowers I did today.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

 Island Cove oil 24x30 by Joy Olney
 Island Rowboat oil 24x30 Joy Olney
Birch Bay Row Boat oil 24x30 Joy Olney
I have to take care of art business today, so here are some of last years larger paintings.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Todays painting is of a Clear Cut on Chuckanut Ridge. Oil 8x10 By Joy Olney
It needs a little more work on it. The pink in the painting is Fireweed.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

A day of rest. Here is a painting of
Summer Pansies.oil by Joy Olney

Saturday, September 7, 2013

I worked a little more on the painting I poster yesterday. One more painting today that is very thick and wet.
I'll post both. Island Harbor 9x12 oil and Rocks at Larrabee.
  Rocks at Larrabee.
Island Harbor 9x12 oil

Friday, September 6, 2013

Another new painting of Larrabee state park.
Larrabee Rocks oil 9x12 by Joy Olney

Thursday, September 5, 2013

 I removed a rock from the coast of Larrabee painting.I added more light to the sail for more POP in Sailing off the Islands. Plus, My "View from Blanchard Mt." paintings are up on display at the Firehouse Cafe in Fairhaven now for the month.
Also2 drawings from this morning of my son Mike. No sun for the photos.
 Larrabee Morning Fog oil 9x12 by Joy Olney
 Sailing off the Islands oil 8x10 by Joy olney
 24x18 drawing by Joy Olney
 24x18 drawing by Joy Olney

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

More work has been done to Yesterday's paintings. So here they are with the changes.
 Morning at Larrabee oil 9x12 by Joy Olney
Morning Fog on the Islands oil 9x12 by Joy Olney