Wednesday, November 30, 2011

wish me luck!

I'm pretty excited to try Morning Frost Line in oil so here we go...

I have it on my phone as wallpaper and by the time I'm done with this experiment, I might decide it was one of those lovely reference photos that was better left as just that - a photo.
I found my old box of oil pastels and began with a sketch on a previously painted panel.

Later the same day...I just had the most fun painting that I have had in a long time. Here is the first step of Morning Frost Line in oil. More tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

study for a larger painting

This is a scene of our off-leash dog park, early morning before the frost melted. The shafts of light coming through the trees give it a hazy, mysterious feeling. This 5 x 7 is a study for a larger painting. I am soooo tempted to try it in oil!

Monday, November 28, 2011

pacific northwest spring

What better time to paint a rainy Pacific Northwest spring scene than a few days after Thanksgiving? Another 5 x 7 inch painting for my Daily Paintworks Gallery.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

lavender sky

Still finding my way around the Daily Paintworks site, today's 5 x 7 inch painting for sale there is "Lavender Sky."

Monday, November 21, 2011

good news

Good news today! I have been elected a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA). Yay! Today's Daily Paintworks painting is 5 x 7 inch "Remembrance."

Saturday, November 19, 2011

meadow gold

Today's 5 x 7 inch painting for my Daily Paintworks Gallery is an abstracted view of a bright yellow meadow. This painting is about color, the details are for the viewer to imagine.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Six Inch Squared

I'm happy to be included in the Fall 2011 6" Squared Exhibition. Here is the information and my three paintings.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

the long way home

Puppy Annie was entertained by the lawnmower and leaf blower outside today so I was able to paint all day for a change. The Long Way Home, another 5x7 painting for my Daily Paintworks Gallery was an all day project. I had to paint three other 5x7 paintings (to be washed off in the morning) to get warmed up for this one.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


I have finally posted a couple small paintings for sale at Daily Paintworks! These are 5 x 7 inches, pastel on Ampersand® panels, unframed. I take every effort to establish a true representation of the artwork with my digital camera but colors may vary slightly between the actual painting and the image on your screen due to our (yours and mine) computer displays. Please visit my Daily Paintworks Gallery. I plan to add many more small paintings for sale soon.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

another summer's end painting

Another scene from Mt. Vernon, Washington reference photos taken in September. This one is called "Queen Anne's Lace" for the white flowers along the path.