Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
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Thursday, May 24, 2012
|"Dorothy's cream & sugar" 9" x 12" oil on wood sold|
We were on a working trip to the central coast. After a tiring day delivering our work to galleries, we watched a confusing movie about love in Paris, while I painted.
To see Dorothy's work
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
extended plein air oil on isolated wood panel
11" x 14"
David & I have been camping on the North coast for most of this past month, he doing a little fishing, I painting for every single minute I could get away.... I spent a few memorable mornings on the Skipanon river in Hammond, Oregon. I enjoyed the constant movement of the water, as the ocean tide pushes in. The water is rough sparkle in the breeze.
I met a very nice family while painting here, who've lived and worked in Hammond for over forty years. Their family business, the Skipanonbrand fish co. sells their fresh caught & smoked fish at local farmer's markets, and on the internet as well. The boat in my painting is theirs, operated by son Paul; the building is their old cannery space, now replaced by an updated building a few feet from the river's edge.
Visit their website http://www.skipanonbrand.com/
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
There will be snacks and friendly folk, and so many wonderful artists are represented... stop by if you can!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
I kind of wasn't ready to let it go. I guess I never am.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
This painting began as part of a peony painting festival I was having all by myself here in the studio. (Oh, they come and go so quickly, and I promised myself to paint them this year.) The mussel shells are from a dinner with new friends, and I liked how they echoed the blues and violet of the curved porcelain tray.
I was working on painting my perfectly ripe pear when the raven image fell from a shelf onto my table, an old photo from Yellowstone. He began to watch me through the window, and I feel he is strong and rough enough to offset the drama queen peonies.
When Howard, steady on sales rep. called to remind me of my promise to provide him with an image featuring the Astoria Megler bridge, I picked up the study I'd been working with. I thought how nice it would be to have this bridge in the distance, the edge of the endless Pacific, the mighty Columbia coming on home . The starfish and the sand dollar discuss the ocean and provide me with stars. Of course I had to use one of my old jars for the bouqet. I chose "special" because that's how I felt about the peonies, and I also liked the "made in the usa."
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I've been working on this painting off and on since early this year. I wanted to bring the rose garden down to the sea wall...then started wanting more. The heron image was a gift from a friend, and seemed to want into this painting; then the salmon started showing up, not to mention the dragon boat! I see so many things come and go in the work as I paint, but more and more and more I want to keep it all.