Wednesday, November 21, 2018

It's Vashon Art Studio Tour time- First two weekends in December

A small painting of a black calf with a red earring.  Jan Wall, Donna Botten and Gretchen Hancock will again be showing pastels, watercolors and oils at the Pink House in Burton.  Right on the highway, opposite the Burton Post Office - 23819 Vashon Hwy SW.  Please come & take a look. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Autumn Bouquet Zinnias and Cosmos

Zinnias and Cosmos in a small glass jar against a gray background.  An exuberant explosions of color for the end of summer.  I used strong top lighting to define and organize the shapes of the flowers.  And I positioned the tabletop at eye level to simplify the table.  This one will be in the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour the first two weekends in December - showing at the Pink House in Burton 23819 Vashon Hwy SW.  Everyone invited. 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Lighthouse at Night SOLD

Almost night at the Point Robinson Lighthouse on Maury Island.  The 1915 Fresnel lens inside the lightroom was working until 2008 when it was replaced by a less romantic plastic beacon mounted on the walkway atop the tower.  I moved the light back into the lightroom and also moved the modern radar tower just a little bit to the right until it left the painting altogether.  I like the moodiness of the scene.  This painting will be in the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour the first two weekends of December at the Pink House in Burton 23819 Vashon Hwy SW.  Make plans to come and see. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Silver Cup and Cherries SOLD

Painted when the cherries were in season.   You can either balance the cherries so they stand up or try to make the stems go where you want.  Can't do both.  A mostly high key painting in warm gray with just a small amount of darks and a pinch of white highlights. This one will be in the Vashon Island Art Studio Tour at the Pink House in Burton 23819 Vashon Highway SW during the first two weekend in December.  Stop by.   On my ETSY store

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Three Cherries





Three dark sweet cherries on a glass tabletop against a gray background.  The bright overhead light casts strong shadows and reflected light bounces up against the undersides of the cherries.  I like the faint reflections in the glass and the overall high key of the painting.  On my ETSY store