Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Center for Wooden Boats SOLD

Last August I painted this at the Center for Wooden Boats on Lake Union in Seattle.  The day was still and there were just a few ripples in the water  and the light bounced off the water and back onto the hull.  I really enjoyed working on the water and the reflections.

This is one of several paintings that I will have on display at the Barnworks  at the Vashon Arts Tour.   Located at 12122 SW Cove Road on Vashon, the Barnworks  will be open for two weekends December 3rd & 4th and 10th & 11th.  

Saturday, November 12, 2011


The light was almost directly above these chili peppers and my angle of view was high, so the shadows were minimal.  I worked hard to observe and  include shadows, reflected lights and shiny highlights to add a feeling of depth and volume.  This was a fun composition to arrange - I spent many minutes with the viewfinder arranging and rearranging the chilis.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fork Spoon Vinegar

Although I usually paint on a white canvas, this time I toned the canvas with a red-orange tone and red has found its way into all the gray mixtures creating a lovely harmony. Titanium white added to other pigments actually cools the mixture so the gray is warm from the red-orange and cool from the black and white pigments that were mixed together.   I was also having fun trying to get sparkle and shine from the metal silverware and the glass vinegar bottle.