Monday, January 14, 2019

Magic & Leaves

I really love working with acrylic inks and watercolor. I tried to be more thoughtful about the acrylic ink in the beginning of this piece by trying to be a little more limited about where I put the ink and how much I used. I really like the textural qualities of this piece. Some of the ink is iridescent. After everything dried I went back in with watercolor and them more ink.
"Magic & Woods" • Original mixed watermedia on 100% cotton paper
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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Wintry Geese

I've been painting a lot of geese in the snow this week. Most are larger but I decided to paint a couple of small pieces and change up the composition a little. For a little extra snow sparkle I added a little white gouache and acrylic ink.
"Snow & Geese" • Original watercolor on 100% Cotton paper
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"Snowy Pause" • Original watercolor on 100% cotton paper
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Among the Leaves

I was out walking and taking photos of all the lovely foliage and little birds and decided to paint one of them. I've been wanting to have an excuse to paint blackberries and this little bird fits right in. This is one of my pieces that starts out with a wash of watercolor and acrylic ink. It took awhile to figure out the composition and the proper colors for the light in the background. There's some iridescent paint in this piece that shows up in different lights. I really like the colors and the design of this piece.
"Among the Leaves" • Original mixed watermedia on 100% cotton paper • 11" x 15"
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Sunday, January 6, 2019

New 2019 Pieces!

A florist friend of mine pointed out that the color of the year is "Living Coral." Finally a color that isn't gray!!!! Anyway, I decided to incorporate variations of corals into my recent work. These latest pieces have been inspired by my recent walks with my lovely camera. I think everything looks really neat at this time of year with left over berries, some leaves still on trees and bushes and all of the wonderful seed heads. It's fun to look for the birds in the bushes and trees and I love watching the formations of geese flying and honking. Everything is chilly but beautiful. My recent works are below. Enjoy!
"Red Leaves & Geese" • Original watercolor on 100% rough press cotton paper • 5" x 7" 
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"Colors & Woods" • Original mixed watermedia on rough press 100% cotton paper • 5" x 7"
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Monday, December 31, 2018

Hellebores Dancing

I began this piece with lots of texture. I have some new pinks and greens and was thrilled to use them in this painting. Using granulation medium and various tools besides brushes, I worked on creating interesting texture and marks. Little bits of white gouache add a little sparkle along with some of the mineral paints.
"Hellebores Dancing" • Original watercolor • 8.5" x 11" on 100% cotton paper
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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Hellebore in Blue

I've been painting lots of little 4" x 4" hellebore paintings with different color combinations and different compositions. It's been really fun to paint so many of the same subject. It's amazing all the variations that are possible! I even bought a hellebore plant!
"Hellebore in Blue" • 4" x 4" • Original acrylic on 1.5" gallery wrap canvas, painting continues on sides, ready to hang
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This is one of about 10 that I will have at my upcoming shows:
See my work at The RJ Art Gallery
October 1 to December 31
546 NE 3rd Street
McMinnville, ORI took 10 small hellebore pieces to this gallery!
Three Rivers Artist Guild Holiday Show
Saturday December 1, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday December 2, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Oregon City Pioneer Center
615 5th Street, Oregon City, OR
See you there! Holiday Market
Saturday December 15, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Clackamas High School Main Building
14486 SE 122nd Ave, Clackamas OR

See you there!

I also took 9 small hellebore pieces to Aurora Gallery in Vancouver.


Friday, November 16, 2018

Hellebore in Orange

This is one of my new hellebore pieces. I really like how the shapes and colors work. It's painted on a gallery wrapped 4" x 4" canvas and the painting continues onto the sides. It's ready to hang. It's only one of a whole series of hellebore paintings that I've been painting on the little canvases. I will have them at my upcoming shows.

Three Rivers Artist Guild Holiday Show
Saturday December 1, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday December 2, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Oregon City Pioneer Center • 615 5th Street, Oregon City, OR

Holiday Market
Saturday December 15, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Clackamas High School Main Building • 14486 SE 122nd Ave, Clackamas OR


"Hellebore in Orange" • Original acrylic on 4" x 4" gallery wrapped canvas, painting continues on sides, ready to hang
If interested in purchasing this piece click HERE.