Friday, November 13, 2020

Pink Ferry at Fauntleroy

20 x 20 original oil painting of the small ferry (probably the Tillikum or Klahowya) at the West Seattle Fauntleroy dock, with a view west toward Vashon Island.  Painted under the influence of pink skies and late afternoon sun.  On my ETSY store

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Pt Robinson Lighthouse in the Moonlight

12 x 12 original oil painting of the moon shining down on the Pt Robinson lighthouse on Vashon Island.  The beacon in the lightroom competes with the moonlight and the reflection off the water.  A view east towards Seattle and SeaTac.  This painting is mounted on a cream colored backer board and mounted in a narrow warm silver wooden frame.  On my ETSY store


Saturday, September 19, 2020

Big Sky, Ferry Passing Blake Island

12x12 original oil painting of the Vashon-Southworth-Fauntleroy ferry passing between Vashon Island and Blake Island.  Broken clouds and haze keep the sky light and the ferryboat is backlit by the afternoon sun. I like the mood of the painting: big sky, tranquil water, distant ferryboat, sun and clouds; life seems to move at a different pace.  On my ETSY store

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

White Daffodils, Square Vases on Blue

 6 x 8 original oil painting of white daffodils with orange centers in small square glass vases against a bluee background.  These flowers were from my garden this spring.  I like the pattern of lights and darks in the white petals and the contrast of the orange centers against the blue background.  Painted from a still life I set up in my studio.  On my ETSY store

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Black Teapot and Orange Slices

A 6x6 original oil still life painting of my favorite black teapot with orange slices.  Warm light and bright oranges contrast with the cool grays of the tabletop and the black of the teapot.  Painted from a still life I set up in my studio.  On my Etsy store.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Night Chetzemoka Ferry SOLD

A view of the Chetzemoka Ferry on a run from Tahlequah to Point Defiance.  Dusk is turning to night and the lights of Tacoma are twinkling in the background.  I like the colors of the different lights and reflections.  On my ETSY store

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

First Roses

The first of the spring roses.  These are the rootstock,  rosa canensis, of a grafted species rose.  The grafted rose and the rootstock both put out canes and the rootstock is winning. I like the pink blush in the bud and the simple single layer of petals.    On my ETSY store.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Two Northend Ferries SOLD

12x12 original oil painting of two Vashon ferries at the northend ferry dock.  Late sun throws the hillside into shadow and casts a yellow light on the sides of the ferries.  Painted from photos I took on location.  On my ETSY store

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Southworth Ferry Against A Dark Green Hill

I had a view of the Southworth Ferry from the hilltop on Pallisades Avenue at Vashon Heights. From that height the ferryboat looked like a toy as it pulled in and out of the dock.  The late afternoon sun threw a shadow across the hills behind the ferry landing and from the distance the water looked smooth and tranquil.  On my ETSY store

Friday, July 10, 2020

Southworth Ferry and Brown Hill SOLD

12 x 12 original oil seascape painting of the Southworth ferry in front of a dark hill on the Kitsap Peninsula.  Late afternoon light bathes the ferry in yellow and turns the sky orange.  Painted from photographs I took on location.  On my ETSY store

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Ferry with Glare

12 x 12 original oil painting of the Vashon Fauntleroy Southworth Ferry as it heads across Puget Sound into the glare of the sun.  Ferries are a favorite subject of mine and I especially like them with the sparkling water.   I like how the bright sun throws everything into dark or light, obscures details  and simplifies broad areas.  Painted from photographs I took on location.  On my Etsy store

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Night Moon Lighthouse SOLD

A 12x15 painting of the Vashon Pt. Robinson Lighthouse in the moonlight.  The lighthouse park is actually closed after sunset, so don't tell anyone I was there after dark!   On my ETSY store

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Bowls. Teapots, Cups, Plates, Fruits, Flowers


It looks like I've been busy painting (I wish), but  these are pieces from last year that I finally posted on my ETSY store.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Pewter Pot Tangerine and Eggplant SOLD

 9 x 12 original oil still life painting of a pewter pot, tangerine and small eggplants against a dark background. Painted while I was taking a workshop with Qiang Huang last spring. I enjoyed the opportunity to try on another artist's methods and colors and see how he did it. The final result was a little bit looser and with more varied color than I usually achieve. 
On my ETSY store

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Black Teapot and Eggshells SOLD

6x6 original oil painting of a black ceramic teapot and three brown eggshells.  A tonalist painting done in shades of black and gray except for the warm brown of the three shells and a faint tinge of pink in the interior of the translucent shells.  On my ETSY store

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Lake in Glacier Park

A sunny day at Glacier Park.  Painted from a photograph taken by a friend who likes to hike.  I like the color of the blue hills surrounding the lake.  On my ETSY store

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Peonies in a Silver Vase

I find peonies to be great fun to paint, but you have to do a lot of squinting to avoid overworking them.  Painted last spring -I'm eager to paint them again (I love the way the studio smells when I'm painting peonies!)   On my ETSY store

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Beach Path

Original oil painting, 8" x 10" of a secluded beach on the Oregon coast. We had been driving through a canyon of trees for miles with glimpses of light but no view of the water. And it was only after we stopped in the trees and stepped off the road and found the path that the view opened up.   On my Etsy Store

Monday, March 9, 2020

Sailboats at the Dock

8 x 10 oil from Seattle at Lake Union at the Center for Wooden Boats.  A spot to rent a small sailboat or take a sailing lesson.  This was painted from photographs I took on location.  On my ETSY store

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Silver Pitcher and Lemon

More blue and lemons.  Although blue is supposed to be a cool color, this painting seems summery to me.  We only get these turquoise blues in the warmest part of the summer.  On my ETSY store

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Lemons and Silver Bowl on Turquoise

A 6" x 6" painting of a bowl of lemons against a turquoise and blue backdrop.  The yellows greens and blues are analagous and feel like warmth and summer to me.  On my ETSY store

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Four Orange Slices and Black Cup

I've painted this cup many times.  This painting is a monochromatic color scheme with colors from saturated orange to black.  I like the reflections of the saturated oranges in the shiny black cup.  On my ETSY store.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Two Eggplant on a White Plate

Small painting of two baby eggplant.  I buy these 3" beauties at Uwajimaya in Seattle whenever I get the chance.  I like the contrast of the waxy shiny purples and the fuzzy green stems.  On my ETSY store

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Orcas Island Ferry

A view of the Tillikum ferry at Orcas Island in Washington State.  A change from my usual Vashon-Fauntleroy-Southworth ferry subjects. I like the contrast of the red-roofed buildings at Orcas Landing and the deep green firs on the rocky hillside.   Painted from photographs I took on location.   See on my ETSY store

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Two Eggplant

Tiny Eggplant from Uwajimaya.  Whenever I get to downtown Seattle I try to stop in at the Japanese grocery to buy these beautiful tiny eggplant.  Most are about 3 inches long and vary from lavender pink to almost black.  I like the soft glow of the highlights.  On my ETSY  store.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Oriental Teapot with Persimmon SOLD

This painting will be in the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour coming up the first two weekends in December, 7-8 and 14-15.  I'll be showing at Tour Stop #4, Quartermaster Cottage, opposite the Burton Post Office, 23819 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA.  Still life paintings, landscapes and paintings of ferries. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Red Onion at Art Studio Tour SOLD

This painting will be at Stop #4 on the Vashon Holiday Art Studio Tour the first two weekends of December.  I'll be showing  at the Quartermaster Cottage opposite the Burton Post Office 28319 Vashon Hwy SW.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Three Orange Tomatoes at Vashon Island Art Studio Tour

These three dramatic tomatoes are lined up to take a bow.  I like the large amount of yellow green balanced by the contrasting orange and red. Lush lighting provides exciting shadows and reflections. This one will be in the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour coming up the first two weekends in December.  I will be showing at Quartermaster Cottage, 23819 Vashon Hwy SW, opposite the Burton post office. Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8 &14-15 10am to 4pm

Monday, October 21, 2019

Vashon Ferry at the North End Dock SOLD

I walked a little ways down Bunker Trail to get this view of the North End ferry at Vashon.  The view is north towards Blake Island and the Kitsap Peninsula.  Late afternoon sunlight lights up the ferry against the blue water. In my ETSY shop.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Lavender Smoke Ferry at VYFS auction SOLD

The north end ferry in late afternoon sun traveling from Southworth to Vashon
Lavender Smoke Ferry will be at the Vashon Youth & Family Services second annual Home 2 Vashon benefit dinner will be held on October 19, 2019, 6-9pm at the O Space. There will be delicious food, great music, and an auction to benefit Vashon Youth and Family Services voucher program.
This program helps islanders in need cover the cost of necessary medical transportation, which is especially important for families struggling with severe or chronic illness. All of the funds raised from Home 2 Vashon will go directly towards this voucher program for islanders.
For tickets, click here

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

White Daisies on Turquoise

A bouquet of spring daisies against a blue green background.  Painted when the daisies first appeared this summer.  I like the turquoise and blue and green.  The analagous colors create harmony which is punctuated by the bright gold centers.