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.
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.
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.....
It seems so strange to look at this and think that it was just a couple of weeks ago. Fall has hit so abruptly here. Everything is dreary shades of gray and purple. One door closes and another one opens.
I'm a painter living in Enumclaw, Washington. It's a small town in the foothills below Mt. Rainier. My sculptor husband and I share 3 studios, a foundry,6 cats, a one-of-a-kind, custom, cast bronze door and cabinet hardware company and 5 beautiful acres of land on which we host a July outdoor sculpture show. "A Painting a Day" seemed a little over the top. Just up my alley. Don't look for any consistency in subject matter. The one sure thing? color!
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