A summer evening when the light is low and warm. Solid hills become insubstantial and the ferry takes on a different color. A view looking west toward Southworth. This painting will be at Dockton Pottery, stop #12 on the Vashon Island Artist Studio Tour the first two weekends in December. See you there 25913 99th Ave SW, Vashon, WA.
The pitcher is probably pewter or possibly tarnished silver plate. I like the dark dull gleam of the surface with just a little bit of shine on the worn areas. This one is in Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Winslow Washington in December.
Saturated orange makes a nice contrast to the dark green. The greens and oranges are nearly complementary and make a dramatic but simple color scheme. I frame the 6 x 6 painting by mounting the painting on an 8 x 8 gray backer board and then frame that in a narrow wooden frame. I like being able to paint to the edge of the panel and this floater frame allows the whole painting to be visible. This one will be at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts in December.
I like the pose of this Plymouth Rock chicken. The pattern on the plumage comes from bars of pigment (black) and bars of no pigment (white) I wanted to suggest the pattern without painting too tightly. This painting is about the exciting and dramatic color contrasts between the red comb and the green grass, and the exciting and dramatic value changes between the white and gray and black feathers.
This is a high key painting - most of the values are light with just a small amount of dark value in a few shadows and in the dark shiny color of the cherries. The high key makes the painting feel like a dazzling sunny scene, though in this case it's a dazzling bright spotlight to the right of my still life setup. I like the looseness of the highlight on the lip of the cup- it feels as if the atmosphere around the highlight is vibrating with the light. This one is going to Bainbridge Arts and Crafts in December.
A bouquet of the last flowers of summer in a glass jar. I lit them from the top and painted them in high key
colors with just a little bit of strong darks to make the lights all
the more interesting. I like the sense of volume and space around the flowers. This one is going to Bainbridge Arts and Crafts in December.