Thursday, February 27, 2014

Good Shoes,still life, oil on canvas,8x10,Price$400

Today's painting of red shoes came about after I was looking in Good Will for some colored pottery to paint, I saw these red Shoes sitting on display. They are too small at size 5 1/2 and too tall but they said paint us. So that's the story. Also 4 drawings of my son that I did this morning and my fixed and finished painting from yesterday.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ebey Butterfly Catchers,figure,oil on canvas,8x10,price$400

I saw these children having a great time with their butterfly nets on Ebey, a state park here in Washington.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Still life with candle,still life,oil on canvas,8x10,priceNFS

This still life was made with a palette knife using the Cape Cod method. A little different from my usual art work.I finished up the painting today before starting a landscape with children.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Full Sail,seascape,oil on canvas,8x10,price$600

Another boat in the San Juan Islands. I wasn't sure if I would be able to finish the still life today, but I did. So showing two steps. Getting in the color notes. Then the finished painting.Thank you Lois Griffel.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Island Peace,seascape,oil on canvas,8x10,price$600

This is another painting of our San Juan Islands here in Washington State. A very peaceful place. enjoy

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Island Harbor Cove,seascape,oil on canvas,9x12,price$650

This is a painting of our San Juan Islands here in Washington State. I painted this one with a palette knife.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Rocks Along Larrabee Coast,landscape,oil on canvas,9x12,price$700

I also have my art work on this site: http://www.dailypaintworks.com/Artists/joy-olney-451 Please look there as well. This painting is in my show right now at The Jansen Center. It will be returning to me March first if it doesn't sell. The painting is of our beautiful Larrabee State Park here in Washington State.I plan to put it into other shows.Enjoy. My friend is visiting until Monday. So I may have to but art work I made earlier this year for a few more days.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Toy Block Train,still life,oil on canvas,9x12,price$400

This is the block painting I've worked on for two days. I added a darker yellow to one side of the first smaller block painting and put up two of the 5 drawings I did of Nancy this morning. Enjoy

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Vibrant Roses,still life,oil on board,12x9,price$275

I couldn't finish the toy block train I worked on today. So this is one of roses I painted last year.The smaller one sold over Christmas.Enjoy.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Kayak,figure,oil on canvas,8x10,price$400

I removed the birds in this painting. I like it better. Also I have added a block study and the steps. color notes,light and shadow.3 value & color correction,correcting & finishing details.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Tom's Toy Truck,still life, oil on linen,11x14,price$400

This is my neighbor's toy truck that he let me paint after he saw my other toy painting. The other toy paintings are in a gallery right now.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Crocosmia,still life,oil on canvas,10x8,price$300

I had this painting up before. I like it and it reminds me of Summer. Also a drawing of Nancy, one of our models. So enjoy.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Summer Light,portrait,oil on board,14x11,price$400

This painting is a study in plein air portraiture, Also A block study and some drawings from our Thursday model
Dave.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday's Flowers,still life, oil on canvas,14x11,price$350

Today one of my large Drip Paintings was bought by an Anonymous benefactor and will be donated for display in a public location here in Bellingham. This was the painting of Freesia flowers I was working on today. Enjoy

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

African Model,portrait,oil on canvas board,16x12,price $250

This is a painting of a model I did a few years back.I thought I might put it out for others to see.Enjoy.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Garlic Pair,Still life, oil on canvas,5x7,price$200

This is today's painting. I picked up garlic at the store this morning. something about the way they looked, had me paint them.Enjoy

Monday, February 10, 2014

Tulip Field,landscape,oil on canvas9x12,price$400

Still have a cold and cough so I am putting up a painting that I almost didn't save. To show that one can save a painting, I changed the foreground and that change of color and value saved it.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Winter Flowers,still life,oil on canvas,9x12,price$400

This is a painting of a group of winter flowers I picked up from Trader Joe's. Something to brighten up the dull weather.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Plums,still life,oil on canvas,6x6,price$200

These two paintings I did of plums were done as demos at two different places. I have a cold today and no energy. So I put them up with two drawings I made on this past Thursday of Diane, who works at the Senior Center. Enjoy

Friday, February 7, 2014

Heart and Kisses,still life,oil on canvas board,6x6,price$200

This is the painting I did yesterday but couldn't up load it. Today I fixed the up load but I didn't like the color.Two different images of the same painting. Plus a picture from last nights opening. A fun night and a good turn out for it being so cold.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Three Lemons,still life,oil on canvas,6x6,price$200

This is a painting of lemons. I couldn't up load my photo of today's painting, so I put up an older painting of lemons. I will see if I can upload the image on an other computer. Enjoy the lemons. Tonight is the second opening up at the Jansen where I have paintings. Tomorrow another opening at Allied Arts where I have just one painting.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ballet Slippers,still life,oil on canvas,8x10,price$400

I have been wanting to paint these well worn ballet slipper for a while. So today I got them out and set them up to paint.I will be giving an oil painting color theory work shop in March. If you live in our Bellingham area, please email me for the information.joysolney@comcast.net.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tools of the Trade.still life,oil on canvas,5x7,price$150

This is today's painting of some of the tools I have in my studio for framing artwork.
Enjoy