Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My studio (or at least a segment)

If you missed the memo, Daily Painters is hosting a day of artists showing where they work. I decided to post this area of my studio because it is where I do my small paintings that show on the DP site. The wood "box" you see is a traveling set up another artist made for me in the mid 1980s. It's a slick system and very self contained. The large black box is a still life area (thank you Carol Marine!) What doesn't show? My treadmill, Bowflex, TV, stereo, 3 sewing machines (0ne is industrial for sewing leather) another painting station for large work, two drawing tables, a large work table and a framing set up. Oh yeah, storage for paintings, stretched canvas and two floor to ceiling bookcases plus two adorable cats.

Monday, December 17, 2007

"The Visitor" oil on masionite 6x6"

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One of the first wonders we encountered when we moved out of the warehouse in the city to our country home was the wonderful sound of frogs. When we landscaped the front yard we put in a pond, hoping to keep them coming. It worked.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

"The Foot Bath", oil on masonite, 6x6" SOLD

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It has been an odd day as far as art is concerned. First, Christmas shopping, decorating, baking and wrapping have kept me from my paint. I finally eeked out some time. That was novel in itself. Then, I began posting to my blog. It never asked me to log in. Open season I guess. Anyone could have posted for me. Oh well, I'm just glad to be here. Tomorrow is decorating cookies. Art of sorts.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Monday, December 03, 2007

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

"Partners For Life", oil on masonite, 6x6" SOLD

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We had a wonderful time with these guys on the beach. That is, until one went after my husband.

Monday, November 19, 2007

"Singular", oil on masonite, 4x7.25"

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This is one of my biggest torments in our garden. No matter what I do, the never come back a second year. With all that color I just can't give up.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Friday, November 09, 2007

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Monday, November 05, 2007

"In Love With The Snake Oil Salesman", oil on masonite, 4x5"

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This is my good friend Diane. She's standing in front of an advertisment for Snake Oil that Chris Bivins provided for their Halloween party. Pretty authentic looking!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

"Carmen Transformed", oil on masonite,8x10"

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This really doesn't do justice to Carmen's costume. She WAS FK at Halloween.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

"Carpets Edge", oil on masonite

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Can you tell I think this guy is attractive? We have 6 cats now. The latest stray comes home from the vet tomorrow. He's quite the scrapper so it will be an interesting introduction. You won't see him here. He's not very cute.

Monday, October 29, 2007

"Judgement Day", oil on masonite, 6x12"

These women had all actually been surfing prior to this image. I was amazed at the variety of folks out participating.
This is my wonderful husband, Ross and I "behind bars" at the Halloween gig.
There are few things I get a bigger kick out of than Halloween. We went to a Western Ghost Town Party

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"Supplies", oil on masonite

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This little guy was so earnest in his attempts to transport water to his castle building area.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

"The Forum", oil on masonite, 6x6"

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This family was shocking. Somehow they managed to keep these two little darlings out of the water.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

"Bringing Up The Rear", oil on masonite, 6x6" SOLD

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I swear, about every 4th dog I saw at the beach was this little white variety. This guys name was George and he was very adorable.

Friday, October 19, 2007

"Strollin",oil on masonite, 6x6"

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This little guy was so cute. It was like he owned the water.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

"Mass Confusion", oil on masonite, 4x10"

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This is the most disjointed I've ever seen the cows.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

"Best Seller", oil on masonite, 5x5"

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This is one of the few beach goers that wasn't surfing. I can't imagine wasting precious beach time laying down to read.

"The Bathes", oil on masonite

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I had the best time watching all the birds on the beach during my trip to Oregon. They each possessed their own personalities.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007

"Pie Eye", oil on masonite, 4x4"

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I have yet to figure out why the cows all come to the fence when a human is there. They stare right at you as if there was some unknown expectation.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

"Beauties At The Beach", oil on masonite, 6x6"

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These two women were at the beach a lot of the time we were. They just seemed to motate form one spot to another, either to sit or lay down. I was intrigued!

Monday, October 08, 2007

"Ageless Anticipation", oil on masonite, 6x6"

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During my recent visit to the ocean I was amazed at how popular surfing is in the Pacific NW. Having grown up in Southern California it seemed an unlikely location. I think this guy must have migrated about the same time I did.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

"Treasure Hunt", oil on masonite, 6x6"SOLD

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I watched these women for quite a spell. All I could think was "I hope they're wearing sunscreen!"

Monday, October 01, 2007

"Gossip", oil on masonite 6x6.5"

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On a recent "surprise" trip my husband took me on we stayed at Canon Beach, Oregon. Every morning was new cast of characters, strolling along, soaking in the last remains of summer.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

'Oh Henry", oil on masonite, 6x6" nfs

This was a commision portrait of magnificent Mr. Henry. It was a joy to be asked to do this piece. I hope the family will be happy.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

"One Leader", oil on masonite, 6x12"

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It's so interesting to watch the herd. This buck is big and bold. He postures in a way that makes everyone, including us, know who is really in charge.

Friday, September 28, 2007

"In the Confusion", oil on masonite, 6x6"

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Our pasture/yard has been invaded by these creatures. They're so beautiful but so distructive. The herd grows every year. I think we are up to 23....

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

"Puzzle Puss", oil on masonite, 6x6"

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I said this would be back. This is a wonderful 18lb companion at our house. The earlier version just didn't get the size/weight issue correct. This is much more my "little Ollie"

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007