Monday, January 30, 2012

Garden and Greenhouse in Fall City

Another painting from last August in Fall City Washington.  The day was both sunny and cloudy so there was lots of drama in the gray clouds.  The houses are older on small lots and offer great compositional possibilities.  Because the bushes and trees are blacklit, they are more simplified and massed together.  I had fun getting the perspective of the roofs believable and getting the shadows on the roof to show exactly where the sun was.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fall City Houses

Painted in Fall City in August during a workshop with Ned Mueller.  A small town with older houses on small lots.   The sun was shining but the clouds were out too.  I liked that almost half the painting was a green lawn, allowing the viewer to "walk in" to the painting

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Through the Madronas SOLD

The view from my yard on Maury Island looking west across Quartermaster Harbor towards Vashon Island.  Painted out of doors in late summer.  The sun was bright overhead and we had been having very dry weather.  I was annoyed during my painting by a helicopter buzzing overhead -- I finally paused in my painting and found out that my neighbor had set his yard on fire!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Apple Fork Spoon

I've been painting, but I haven't been photographing my paintings lately, hence no blog posts.
I really like the shine of the fork and spoon and it was fun to play with the composition.  The 6" x 6" format is great for forcing you to simplify and strengthen the value pattern.