Monday, September 29, 2014

Insurance, oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

Love the silhouette of the silos in the distance.  When you look at all the land and think about the amount of hay and that it will all get stuffed in those towers...well it's nothing short of mind boggling.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Border Town, oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

Isn't it crazy how the time of day and angle of the sun changes the color of everything? and sunrise does it different than sunset!  Also, because I was on the east side of the state there was actually a horizon.  In western Washington the mountain, hills and ever present conifers block any distant hope of seeing the sky touch the land.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

East Bound, oil on hardboard, 5x7" $99

I hope no one gets tired of seeing these because I'm having a blast painting them.  There is the fun of painting tagged together with a self indulgent opportunity to re-live our vacation.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Rise, oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

Like I mentioned yesterday, getting up early has it's perks.  This is a landscape from the eastern side of Washington state. It's a desert like environment dapple with rich agriculture.  The patterns it provides make for great painting.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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

this is the first of a small series from our recent trip.  There are advantages to getting your lazy self out of bed EARLY.  the views are spectacular!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plum Crazy, oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

This silly tray actually prompted this painting.  It's black plastic.  It think it came as a carry out tray for something picked up at the grocery.  Not by us.  Someone attending a potluck here took a short cut.  However, my husband has adopted it as his favorite carrying device for hauling corn on the cob to the barbecue and back. That glossy surface just seemed to beckon.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tilt, oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

there is something profoundly sad about a boat that isn't floating

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Dresser, oil on hardboard, 12x12" $396

This is the beginning of a small series utilizing the same pose.  Each version portrays a totally different emotion for me.  Consequently I expect each painting to evoke similar differences for the viewers.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Haunted, oil on canvas, 9x12" $297

It's interesting how the face becomes a non issue.  This pose and posture speaks volumes.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Singled Out, oil on hardboard, 6x8", $132

This is another one of the series I began posting.  It's so chilly here this AM that it's hard to remember standing in that hot sun, painting.
At least in this one you can see the cow.  We were actually set up in the parking lot of a little gas station/stop n shop.  It was hard to concentrate with all the cars whizzing by.  That said, several customers came over to chat.  That's always fun.  It's amazing how many people say "I'm a painter". :)  Kind of a feel good moment.  Painting can be so rewarding....when it's not totally frustrating you!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

"Cluster", oil on hardboard, 6x8", $132

this is part of a series of 5 pieces done of a local pasture full of cows.  I know!  where are they? well the little devils kept wandering off! obviously we weren't communicating well.