Saturday, April 28, 2012

"Grounded" oil on canvas 20x30" SOLD

This is the painting that started with the smaller color study.  There may still be a little color tweeking to do.

Friday, April 27, 2012

"Ghost Tree" oil on hardboard 6x6" NFS

This is our neighbor old, majestic willow tree after this year's ice storm.  I was climbing in my car one morning and this is the site of the broken beast against the morning sky.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

'Judgement" oil on hardboard 5x5"

Oh to have a better photographer! wait...I'm the photograher.  This painting is so pleasing to me in real life but somehow this image just didn't pull it off.  It is yet to be seen if I use it as a study for a larger image or not.  My studio looks like a painting warehouse these days.  If some of them would just dry they could go to the storage area.  Draw backs to oil paint.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"Overnight" oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

There is a certain quality with interiors that makes me think I want to paint them.  Not the bright, sunny, shadow casting interiors.  Closer to night.  Who knows!  Maybe another series in the making.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Firmly Planted" oil on hardboard 6x6" $99

This is another small study for a large piece.  Actually, there will be two more pieces springboarding from this.  The last one is a bit "outside the box" for me but I can't shake the idea so better to give in.

Monday, April 23, 2012

"Bob bob bob" oil on hardboard 6x6"

This is a snippet of what will be a much larger piece.  I just wanted to try out the focal point to see if I liked it.  The full image is pretty ambitious so it may be a while before it shows up.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

"The Runner" oil on canvas approximately 20x30"

Yes.  You are correct. This is yet ANOTHER series revisited.  Maybe sometimes you just have to leave something for a while to revamp enthusiasm.  There will certainly be more to come.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

"BLUE berries" oil on canvas approximately 20x30"

This is a little different in that the entire plate is visible.  There will probably be at least one more version.  It would be fun to see a cropped version side by side with this one.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Solo" oil on canvas approximately 20X30"

This plate is actually much lighter in color than I painted it.  Somewhere along the line as the layers were applied the palette hit this hue.  I was really taken with it so decided to cease and desist.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

"Triplets?" oil on canvas approximately 20x30" SOLD

Some of the sharp, high reds didn't come through on this image.  I'm so glad to be back up posting that It barely bothers me.

Monday, April 16, 2012

"Honeysuckle" oil on canvas approx 20x30"

Some of you may remember when I started this series.  It has been quite a long time but something drew me back to them.  I am 4 or 5 into the new group and quite pleased with the outcome.  Leaving the small format has really been positive.  There will still be some small pieces coming but not dominating.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

"Things To Come" oil on canvas 20x30"

This is another one of those ideas revisited.  They were fun at 6x6" or so but scaling up was a painting bonus.  Bigger brushes perform totally different.  I've got a couple of new ones out in the studio that have nothing in common with all the other brushes.  I can't wait for an opportunity to plop them down in a dollop of paint.
Then there are the blooms themselves.  The Pacific Northwest is a soggy mess right now.  It's nice to have the  flowers remind me of what's ahead.

Monday, April 02, 2012

"Tilly's Head Nudge" oil on hardboard 6x6"

The look on Bean's face is like "you're squashing my eye!"  Our maybe Tilly just wants to steal the show.  They're pretty darned adorable.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

"Sweet Rosie Dreams" oil on canvas approximately 20x30"

So! we have this cat.  His name is Magoo and he weighs about 18lb.  If he was a dog he would be a Bulldog.  Same build.  Now this cat Magoo HATES dogs.  He will chase them down and tear them up.  It is no joking matter.  Well, when this piece was almost complete I brought it in the house so my husband Ross could throw a little critique my way.  I braced the painting against a piece of furniture and walked across the room.  When I looked down Magoo had hunkered down, hackles up and was skulking across the floor, ready to attack the interloper.  You've got to know that the head in this painting is a good 12" tall!  If it had been a live dog it would be beastly large.  Truly a Youtube moment.