Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sailboats in Quartermaster Harbor

Art Tour starts Saturday.  Visit Dockton, see paintings at Dockton pottery!
A view from Burton towards Quartermaster Harbor: small boats moored in the harbor. The mooring buoys are permanent anchorages and are regulated according to placement and spacing. I might have moved the boats a bit closer together than they actually are for the sake of grouping the boats to make a nice painterly composition. And that's why the boats look like they might bump into each other. I've been known to move trees and buildings, hills and mountains; sailboats are relatively easy to move. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Pt. Robinson Lighthouse SOLD

A sunny day view of the Point Robinson lighthouse looking up from the beach.  I will be showing this one at the Art Studio Tour at Stop # 8, Dockton Pottery - opposite the old Dockton store.  First two weekends in May.   May 5 & 6 and May 12 & 13, from 10am to 5 p.m.  Please stop by.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Spring Art Studio Tour

Two weeks until the art studio tour.  My name is NOT on the brochure, and I didn't get my name on the website, but I AM on the tour at Dockton pottery.  This painting of a blue smoke ferry will be at the show. 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Chickens Sheds Trees Yard SOLD

I 'm so glad thet neighbors have chickens; I get to paint them without having to raise them.  I like the looseness and sketchy quality of this painting.   I had a lot of elements in this painting so I unified the chickens by putting a "spotlight" on them- it's a clearly defined area of sunlight in the foreground.  The sunlit area also touches the edge of the canvas in the foreground, creating a visual pathway to enter the painting. This one will be at VIVA Vashon Island Visual Artists studio tour during the first two weekends in May.  At Stop # 9 in Dockton at Gale Lurie's Dockton Pottery. 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Red Pepper on Red

This red pepper is posed against a red background so the whole painting is a painting in red hues with variations in saturation and value.  All the reds are contrasted nicely by just a bit of green in the stem.  On my Etsy store