Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Gift Shop with Apples, oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

After spending so much time on figures and plein air I decided to do a still life.  My good friends Greg and Gary have a gift shop at their nursery.  This vase was there for sale.  Irresistible! I had to borrow it to use as subject matter.  Wow.  When you haven't done something for a while the bike shakes.  It's going to take some doing to get these babies loosened up.  Stay tuned for apple mania.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

To Fly, oil on hardboard, 12x12", $396

This is part of the ongoing women/bird series.  There was a bird in the upper left but it never felt right. Maybe she is so bird like on her own?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Di's Herd, oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

My friend and writer Diane Mettler lives in Eatonville Washington.  She's WAY out in the country on a beautiful piece of land that neighbors her parents.  Her mom and dad raise cows.  These are mom and baby very soon after the little one was born.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Life of Lessons, oil on hardboard, 8x8" $176

If you follow my blog you know that men don't show up here often.  This face! if anything ever screamed "paint me!" it was this.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hang in There, oil on hardboard, 12x12", $396

This is part of a portrait series that I've been working on.  The more pieces I paint with the women and birds occupying the same space the more sense it makes to me.  There may be something unsettling about that.....