Thursday, October 30, 2014

Apples, No Thrift, oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

This was the second attack on apples/still life.  A little looser than the first but still feels a bit tight to me

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.....

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bells and Whistles, oil on hardboard,6x6" $9

Bikes are like hemlines: they just keep revisiting the same old styles

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Frank and Lupe's, oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

If you are ever in Scottsdale be sure and eat at Frank and Lupe's.  The food was great!

Monday, October 06, 2014

Poof, oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

Well, the terrain sure changed! and the sky grew clouds.  Really cool.  I think we should travel more.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Turbine, oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

Relatively new to the landscape but oh, so captivating.  The wind farms have a beauty all their own.  Somehow I think you will see more of these from me.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Red Hot Poker, oil on hardboard, 6x6" $99

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.