Thursday, November 29, 2012

Near Willapa Bay SOLD

This is a view of a low lying meadow on Willapa Bay.  I liked the glare on the water and the sun lightened edges of trees.  The road seemed to end at the water.  Perhaps a place to launch a boat?

I just posted this painting on my Etsy shop.  Click here to see.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Blue Water Smoke and Ferry SOLD

Another painting of the Vashon-Fauntleroy Ferry.    When the ferry pulls away from the dock, smoke obscures the trees and steep hills of Vashon.  I like the harmonious effect of the blues and greens, analogous colors on the color wheel.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Three Persimmons and Vase

Three persimmons and the spoon to eat them with.  I like the leaves on the persimmons and the saturated colors of orange and purple.  But I wish I didn't have the end of the spoon pointing out of the painting at the corner of the canvas.  A candidate for my "fix-it" pile. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Persimmons and Vase 6x8

The persimmons were still good so I rearranged the still life on a different format of canvas: 6x8 instead of 6x6.  I really like the reflected color under the lip of the vase.  It's raw sienna and a little purple - a very dull color but the reflection wouldn't work without it. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Green Ferry and Smoke SOLD

The Fauntleroy-Vashon ferry with green hills, blue water, sunshine and smoke.  Smoke hangs in the air as the ferry pulls away from the north end ferry dock.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Two Persimmons Purple Vase

I really enjoy the saturated colors of these orange persimmons and the purple vase.    I also like how most of the space is dark, with just a small amount of light value and highlights.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Yellow Orange Cherry Tomatoes

We had a great summer for tomatoes with lots of sunshine in August and September.  I was almost too busy eating the tomatoes to remember to paint them, so here are a few late Sun Gold cherry tomatoes.  I really like the spikey leaves of these tomatoes.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Persimmons and Teapot

I found the teapot at Granny's Attic and knew I had the perfect item to go with the persimmons that have been ripening on my kitchen counter.  When I first got the persimmons they were barely golden, but as they ripened and softened they have turned a deep rich orange. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Westport Lighthouse

The Westport Lighthouse sits on a dune on the south side of Grays Harbor.  Since the lighthouse was built the trees have grown up around it and now just the top of the lighthouse peeks out to the ocean.  The ocean is to the left of the lighthouse in this picture. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Lighthouse Beach Trees SOLD

The Vashon - Point Robinson Lighthouse sits on a low lying sandy beach that juts into Puget Sound at the south east corner of Maury Island.  This is a view at low tide looking up at the lighthouse and the Madrona trees of Maury Island. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Dark Ferry SOLD

This view caught my eye because of the colors.  Tall bluffs and dense trees contribute to the dark shadows on the north end of Vashon.  The late afternoon shines under the clouds and hits the side of this ferry. A nice contrast in cool greenish grays and warm reflected lights.