Tuesday, March 31, 2015

geraniums before the storm,still life,oil on art panel.10x8,price$200

I painted on a new surface. A linen on a panel. I didn't like it. I also tried a dark background behind the geranium. I like light backgrounds better. I fixed the face on yesterday's painting as well. See below.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Peekaboo,figure,oil on canvas,5x7,price$200

I took a photo of this woman at the museum. It looked as if it would make an interesting painting. I'm not sure that I'm finished with it yet.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sharon,portrait,graphite drawing on paper,24x18,price $200

These are some more of my drawings. Because I paint, I draw mostly the mass and shapes and values. But I do enjoy contour drawing. Which is drawing in line along the figure.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Esther,portrait,graphite drawing on paper,24x18,price$200

Today I was busy with other art business so I am putting up some drawings of Esther. I may put up more drawings tomorrow as well as my painting.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cosmos,still life,oil on canvas,6x6,price$175

This is my first cosmos plant painting.I used a palette knife and brushes for this painting.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Geranium in March,still life,oil on canvas,8x8,price$300

This is a painting of one of the geranium plants that I have been studying. I also worked on the background of the pears and now like it better.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March Geraniums,still life,oil on board,12x9,price$450

This is today,s painting. I painted the same two geraniums that I painted a couple of days ago.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Palette Knife Pears,still life,oil on canvas,8x8, price$275

Today's painting of 3 pears was painted with my palette knife.The pears are called Bartletts.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Longwood Garderns,figure,oil on canvas,8x10,priceNFS

This is a painting I did from a photo of a mother and child studying the flowers at Longwood Garders. The painting sold right away.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring Geraniums,still life,oil on canvas,12x9,price$450

Today's painting was of a couple of geranium plants that I picked up this morning. I enjoy painting this plant.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Daffodil,still life,oil on canvas,7x5,price$125

Today's painting is of a Spring flower, the daffodil. Painted with new plein air brushes by da Vinci that I bought from a friend. I didn't know that they made plein air brushes. They have shorter bristles. I think after using them, I like the longer bristles for they have more flexibility to them. But I'll try them out on the field next. Happy spring.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Amaryllis Plants,still life,oil on canvas,9x12,price$300

I painted both Amaryllis plants today. I didn't over work it this time. So I'm happy with how the painting turned out.I work a touch more on it see below.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Amaryllis,still life,oil on canvas,9x12,price$275

Today's painting was of one of my Amaryllis plants that grew back again from last year. I think that I over worked it today. I also removed the full flower on the right and added the bud that was on the other amaryllis plant. I like the new bud better. Tomorrow I'll try again .

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

More White Roses,still life,oil on canvas,10x8,price$300

I painted the white roses again today. A mix of palette knife and paintbrush. Yesterday's roses were painted only with the brush. Eight brushes.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Celebration Roses,Still life,oil on canvas,10x8,price300

Today I'm painting roses. I had these lovely white roses on our table last night as we celebrated our son getting into graduate school.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Mike the Architect,portrait,graphit on paper,24x18,priceNFS

A drawing of my son Mike, who just got accepted into U.W. graduate school of Architecture. We are so excited for him. I put up extra drawings. One of my son Richard, model Esther and a man with a hat.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

More Manderines,still life,oil on canvas,8x8,price$275

Today I painted organic mandarines from Trader Joe's. I wanted to paint fast and thick. So i think that is how the painting ended up. This morning my husband and I drove down to Skagit Valley to photograph the tulip and daffodils. Only a few tulip fields were out, but the daffodil fields were. It was rainy and foggy. Just how it is most often here in the Northwest. So this week I'll paint from some of the pictures. I'll get down to Skagit with my paints in a week or so.

Friday, March 13, 2015

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

I painted the lemons again today under warm light again. I worked on showing off their lemon yellow color more then the Cad yellow Med. I worked on some paintings I did earlier and yesterdays painting of lemons I retook to try and show the true color. I have a hard time photographing true color.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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

Today's painting of Lemons was painted under one warm light. So the lemons seem more orange. I like the cool shadow under a warm light.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lemon Light,still life,oil on canvas,5x7,$175

Today's painting was a high key painting. I wanted to paint some lemon wedges.I used a warm light and a cool light.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Kayaking Together,seascape,oil on canvas,9x12,price$350

This is an older painting I did of a couple of kayakers. I wanted to catch the light on the sea around them. The effect is very much like the impressionist.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Lush Island Sailing,seascape,oil on canvas,5x7,price$175

I have been very busy work on a painting project so this seascape I did a couple of weeks ago.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

John,portrait,graphite on paper,24x18,Price$175

Today our model was John. I did 4 of the 5 drawing in 20 minutes. Then I had a call from New York as the forth pose started. I had only two minute to do the drawing when I got back in the room. I love the challenge to see how much I can do.The rest of the day I was working on the New Your art work. The 16 paintings are almost finished.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Homework,still life,oil on canvas,7x5,price$175

Today's painting was painted towards the end of the day. It's painted with brushes.
I ate half the apple.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Brushes and Tubes,still life, oil on canvas,6x6,price$200

Today's painting of tubes and brushes is softer in color. I used both a brush and palette knife to paint this painting.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Paint Tubes,still life,oil on canvas,6x6,price$200

This is today's painting of some of my paint tubes. I'm happy with this painting. I have 2 other paintings like this that I did a year ago. I tried Gamblin's Cold Wax Medium today on some small paintings that I did back before Christmas. It gives a very even matte finish to the painting. I much prefer the shinny high gloss varnish look. But this is an experiment. I ended up putting varnish, Gamvar, over three of the waxed paintings. It made the finish more glossy but not a high gloss.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Brushes and Pencils,still life,oil on canvas,7x5,price$175

This was Yesterday's painting of some of my tools. I also wanted to show off my plum and apricot trees in bloom. The picture was taken from my studio deck looking up at our house. So nice a day to varnish paintings outside . My son had his bedroom window open to let in the fresh air.