Monday, August 7, 2017

Summertime Vista

I talked Mom into going with me up to Mt Hood so I could paint. We even managed to leave around 7 in the morning! I brought a big canvas! The air was clear but even up at Mt Hood it was warm. I was able to get a good start on this and brought it home to finish in my studio.
Thanks MOM for a lovely trip and for putting up with all the insects!!!!!!
"Summertime Vista" • Original acrylic on gallery wrap canvas, painting continues on sides, ready to hang • 24" x 24"
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Walking Ahead of the Waves

I've been painting beach paintings lately in both watercolor and acrylic. This is my latest acrylic piece. It's a long rectangle which really suits the little birds walking and running along the beach. I've been really enjoying painting the ocean as it comes to shore and working the birds into that shore.
"Walking Fast Ahead of the Waves" • Original acrylic on 3/4" wrap around canvas, painting continues on sides, ready to hang • 12" x 36"
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Blowing in the Wind

This is an oil painting I did a couple of months ago on unstretched canvas. I really love the bright juicy colors of oil and the gliding brush strokes.
I've put Gamvar over the painting, so it could probably be framed without glass.
"Blowing in the Wind" • Original oil on unstretched canvas 9" x 12" —image measured 7" x 9.25"
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Rose Garden

When I was recently at the coast I photographed the roses there which were in full bloom. This piece is based on some of those photos. It's painted on handmade paper which is very soft and really absorbs the color so there's quite a few glazes on the piece to build the color. I enjoyed working with different reds and greens to bring out the beauty of these roses.
I've photographed the piece so you can see the deckle edges and the irregularity of the handmade paper.
"Rose Garden" • Original watercolor on handmade paper • 9.25" x 10.5"
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Late Afternoon

This is a group of trees in the park. They look like ordinary trees most of the day but when the sun lights them in the afternoon they become very awesome trees! Because they are very large, I decided to paint a bigger canvas. I went to the park at the same time to paint over a period of several days. I'd work on the piece at home in between and realize that I needed to get back to the site and look some more!
"Late Afternoon" • Original acrylic on 3/4" wrap around canvas, painting continues on sides, ready to hang • 20" x 24"
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Monday, July 10, 2017

Summer Afternoon at the River

I started this at the river where clouds were scudding across the sky and changing the light. Every so often when I was working on the highlights they would disappear! The clouds gave action to the sky and the river was still a bit high and so the currents were move obvious. A great way to spend the afternoon! I finished this piece in the studio.
"Summer Afternoon at the River" • Original acrylic on 3/4" wrap around canvas, painting continues on sides, ready to hang
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Monday, June 26, 2017

Floating Garden

I'm really enjoying working with waterlilies in this long rectangular format. It's challenging to balance everything in the composition using this shape.
I started with acrylic ink and watercolor in the backyard on a sunny day so all the paint dripped on the ground and I didn't have to worry about my rug! Using watercolor and acrylics I slowly found where I wanted flowers and leaves. There's a little iridescence in this piece.
I've photographed so you can see the edges since it's painted on handmade Shized rough press paper.
"Floating Garden" • Original mixed watermedia on handmade paper • 18"  6.25"
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