Friday, August 30, 2013

Dappled Madronas

One of my favorite subjects: the madronas in my yard, with a view towards Talequah. A large painting with a strong green-gold hue dominating much of the painting.  I like the sense of light.  Painted in my studio. 
36" x 48"

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Yellow Sunflowers on Gold

How much more of this gorgeous weather can we take?  The sunflowers are begging me to paint them.  And the dahlias and cosmos and bachelors buttons and calendulas.  Thank goodness, the daisies are spent!

10" x 10" oil on panel
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Friday, August 23, 2013

Twisp River Farmhouse

This is a warm sunny autumn view of a farmhouse near Twisp.  Last year we traveled Highway 20 on the last sunny days of fall and this painting was from a late afternoon side trip up the Twisp River Road.  The next day the skies were overcast and snow chased us home. 
6" x 8" oil on panel.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Big Tree

From a trip to Whidbey Island; this is near Crockett Lake.   It could be a spruce or a fir, maybe a cedar.  I liked the pattern of tree limbs and spaces. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Whidbey View

I went to  Whidbey island last week to study at a workshop with Michael Workman.  We painted both in the studio and en plein air.  This was an effort from early in the week, the Methodist Church steeple on Anthes Avenue.  I like the light in this one. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Daisies and Bachelor's Buttons SOLD

These are from my daughter's cutting garden.  I like how loose I managed to leave the flowers - most of the flowers are just suggested except for the center daisy which is painted fully.  I also like the colors; blue and white are so summery.
10" x 10" oil on panel

Friday, August 2, 2013

Plum Tree in Bloom

At the far end of the yard is an Italian prune plum tree that we planted many years ago.  It managed to survive years of neglect and predation by deer and now is producing a fine crop of plums.  This view was from spring when the plum was one of our early flowering trees.