Thursday, May 28, 2020

Bowls. Teapots, Cups, Plates, Fruits, Flowers


It looks like I've been busy painting (I wish), but  these are pieces from last year that I finally posted on my ETSY store.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Pewter Pot Tangerine and Eggplant SOLD

 9 x 12 original oil still life painting of a pewter pot, tangerine and small eggplants against a dark background. Painted while I was taking a workshop with Qiang Huang last spring. I enjoyed the opportunity to try on another artist's methods and colors and see how he did it. The final result was a little bit looser and with more varied color than I usually achieve. 
On my ETSY store

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Black Teapot and Eggshells

6x6 original oil painting of a black ceramic teapot and three brown eggshells.  A tonalist painting done in shades of black and gray except for the warm brown of the three shells and a faint tinge of pink in the interior of the translucent shells.  On my ETSY store

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Lake in Glacier Park

A sunny day at Glacier Park.  Painted from a photograph taken by a friend who likes to hike.  I like the color of the blue hills surrounding the lake.  On my ETSY store

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Peonies in a Silver Vase

I find peonies to be great fun to paint, but you have to do a lot of squinting to avoid overworking them.  Painted last spring -I'm eager to paint them again (I love the way the studio smells when I'm painting peonies!)   On my ETSY store

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Beach Path

Original oil painting, 8" x 10" of a secluded beach on the Oregon coast. We had been driving through a canyon of trees for miles with glimpses of light but no view of the water. And it was only after we stopped in the trees and stepped off the road and found the path that the view opened up.   On my Etsy Store

Monday, March 9, 2020

Sailboats at the Dock

8 x 10 oil from Seattle at Lake Union at the Center for Wooden Boats.  A spot to rent a small sailboat or take a sailing lesson.  This was painted from photographs I took on location.  On my ETSY store

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Silver Pitcher and Lemon

More blue and lemons.  Although blue is supposed to be a cool color, this painting seems summery to me.  We only get these turquoise blues in the warmest part of the summer.  On my ETSY store

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Lemons and Silver Bowl on Turquoise

A 6" x 6" painting of a bowl of lemons against a turquoise and blue backdrop.  The yellows greens and blues are analagous and feel like warmth and summer to me.  On my ETSY store

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Four Orange Slices and Black Cup

I've painted this cup many times.  This painting is a monochromatic color scheme with colors from saturated orange to black.  I like the reflections of the saturated oranges in the shiny black cup.  On my ETSY store.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Two Eggplant on a White Plate

Small painting of two baby eggplant.  I buy these 3" beauties at Uwajimaya in Seattle whenever I get the chance.  I like the contrast of the waxy shiny purples and the fuzzy green stems.  On my ETSY store

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Orcas Island Ferry

A view of the Tillikum ferry at Orcas Island in Washington State.  A change from my usual Vashon-Fauntleroy-Southworth ferry subjects. I like the contrast of the red-roofed buildings at Orcas Landing and the deep green firs on the rocky hillside.   Painted from photographs I took on location.   See on my ETSY store

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Two Eggplant

Tiny Eggplant from Uwajimaya.  Whenever I get to downtown Seattle I try to stop in at the Japanese grocery to buy these beautiful tiny eggplant.  Most are about 3 inches long and vary from lavender pink to almost black.  I like the soft glow of the highlights.  On my ETSY  store.