Monday, December 19, 2016

Daisies in a Jelly Jar, Summer Bouquet in White and Gold


Painted this summer when the daisies in my garden bloomed. I like the fast brushwork in the background and the simple color scheme.  On my ETSY Store

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Car Show

Painting from a car show of a two-tone green antique car with white sidewall tires. On my ETSY store

Friday, December 9, 2016

Pt Robinson Llighthouse


One of the small paintings I did for the Artist Studio Tour.  The important thing about painting small is to simplify the composition.  Too much detail is very busy in a small size.  I moved the fuel shed, the fence and the large metal light tower a little to the left until they left the picture altogether, and I took out the chain link enclosure on the back of the building.  It still looks like the Pt Robinson lighthouse-just simplified.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Red Grapes on Black and Gray

This is a favorite idea of mine- a backlit subject silhouetted against a dark background.  I like the strong design created by the sharp contrast.  The play of reflected and translucent lights in the grapes
creates a nice feeling of three dimensions in a shallow space.  I also like the contrast of the warm grapes against a cool gray. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

New Paintings at 2016 Holiday Art Tour

I hadn't posted for a while because I hadn't taken any pictures.  These paintings are at the Vashon Holiday Art Tour Stop #32 Pink House painters in Burton opposite the post office.  I took these paintings with indoor lighting so the colors are a bit off.  All these are framed. 
Sailboats at the dock 8x10 - one of several I painted from a scene from the Center for Wooden Boats at Lake Union in Seattle.
Car Show 4 x 6 I do like old cars - to look at, not to drive - I'm not great at a manual transmission.
Cove Beach Shack  A sunny day on the west side of Vashon.
A sailor balancing his small sailboat as it heels in the wind.