Monday, June 30, 2014

Dog Day Afternoon,figures,oil on canvas,10x14,price$900

Today I am getting ready for another show.It will go up Thursday here in Bellingham. So I'm putting up an older painting.Plus the one that is in The
California Art Club show right now. First one is Dog Day afternoon, second Painting is Another Dog Day Afternoon.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pansy Pots,still life, oil on canvas,8x10,price$250

This was another painting that I've painted the background over. It's a fun exercise. The painting of Esther was the Daily Paintworks Daily Pick on Sunday. Enjoy

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Esther in Blue, portrait,oil on canvas,10x8,price$1,100

This is today's painting. I have been wanting to do another portrait of Esther. She is a beauty.
I am also getting ready for another show next week. All flower paintings. So I keep changing the colors on my older paintings. This rose painting has a new background, Enjoy

Friday, June 27, 2014

Kayak Couple Cruising,figures,oil on canvas,11x14,price$600

This is a painting of a couple I saw returning back to port in their Kayaks. I liked the colors and composition of the two.Enjoy

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sweet Peas, still life, oil on canvas board,7x5,price$125

These white sweet peas are from my garden. I could see so many colors in the white that they don't look white. Enjoy

Monday, June 23, 2014

Purple Poppies,still life,oil on canvas board,16x12,price$275

This is a painting I did of my garden poppies. They come up all over in my garden and deck. Sometimes they are big plants and sometimes tiny. Dorothy Sherwood gave me some of her seeds. So I call them Dorothy's Poppies. I worked on sweet peas today but I need to spend a little more time on them.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Portrait demo of Chelsea, Portrait,oil on canvas,20x16.price,$200

These are two portraits I have made of Chelsea for two different workshops. I am also showing the workshop people and their paintings.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Lemons,still life, oil on canvas,5x7,price$195

This is one of my fruit paintings. Today was the last day of the portrait workshop so I was busy teaching and showing how to paint a portrait. I will post that portrait tomorrow. There is an opening this evening with two of my paintings . So I need to run. Enjoy

Friday, June 20, 2014

Mother's Moment,figure,oil on canvas14x18, priceNFS

This painting sold . I could relate to a moment to myself of quite time while my children safely played. Today is the first day of my two day portrait workshop. Everyone is doing such a great job.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Music Master,Portrait,oil on canvas,16x12,priceNFS

Tomorrow starts my two day portrait workshop with Chelsea as the model. So I have put up some portraits and drawings. A painting of Chelsea that I painted Tuesday night with our group.The drawings I did today,Thursday morning.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Old Friends,Figure,oil on canvas,11x14,price$675

This is a painting I did from a photo I took one evening while on a visit to see my cousins in Nova Scotia.Also more drawings today.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ready Eric,Figure,oil on canvas,8x10,price$400

This tennis painting I did today of Eric is practice for a larger. The larger one will go into an upcoming show. I also have a couple of drawings of my son Mike and our model from last week,Rachel. I'll put more drawings up tomorrow. Enjoy

Monday, June 16, 2014

Yellow Flags.still life,oil on canvas,8x8,price$250

Today's painting is very wet. These are yellow iris from my garden, that my mother always called flags. Is that an English word for them? Also my next tennis player painting. Not yet finished. Enjoy

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Tennis Anyone,Figure,oil on canvas,9x12,price$400

This painting is practice for a a Tennis theme show coming up. They will need to big bigger canvas, 20" or more. So you will see more tennis paintings from me in the next two month. Enjoy

Saturday, June 14, 2014

June Pansies,still life,oil on gessoboard,8x6,price$200

This is today's painting of my garden pansies in an amber glass vase painted on Gessoboard. I found painting on gesso board more slippery then canvas.Enjoy

Pansies in an Amber Glass.still life,oil on gessoboard,6x8,price$200

This is today's painting. I picked some of my garden pansies for this painting. I haven't worked much on gessoboard. It is a bit slippery. Enjoy

Friday, June 13, 2014

Potted Pansies,still life,oil on canvas,6x8,price$190

This is one of my pansy paintings. I love their bright, strong colors.See my interview on Daily Paintworks this week.
I will put up another toy painting soon.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Toy Pull Horse,still life,oil on canvas,10x8,price$300

This is one of a number of classic children's toys I have painted. I love the bright colors on the toys. This week staring Friday I will be the Spotlight Artist on the Daily Paintwork site There is a chance to win one of my small paintings.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Boats off the Islands,seascape,oil on canvas,9x12Price$500

This is a painting of boats docked by our San Juan Islands here in Washington State.

Cheeries,Still life,Oil on canvas,6x6,price$100.

I worked all afternoon on applying to a show, so couldn't paint today. This is one of my fruit paintings.I will also post the painting I did last night of Chelsea with her arms up. Chelsea will be the model for my portrait workshop on the 20th and 21.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

BicycleBrake,figure,oil on canvas,10x8,price$400

Second try. I worked over yesterday's painting a bit. I also work on the Peony painting from the other day. It opened up, so I change the painting to an open flower. Enjoy.
The Fountainhead Gallery has asked me back to a show they are putting on in September. Also the Daily Paintworks site has asked me to be their Spotlight Artist for the week starting friday.