Saturday, October 19, 2013

website update

Many thanks to Kay Dewar of Dewar Design for my yearly website update.

The painting on my homepage is "Shades of Summer," a pastel I barely knew. Soon after it was completed, it went to the Northwest Pastel Society Signature Invitational Show at Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, Washington and on to a new home. Sometimes that happens and those paintings remain in my memory longer than the ones I have around for years. Kay added selected paintings for a 2013 Archive as well as fashion sketches from 1964. When I look at my work as a retrospective, I'm always a little surprised.

Saturday, October 12, 2013


More studio cleaning: this is a small colored pencil drawing done with a French Gray grisaille (tonal foundation). I taught this technique for to build color upon a neutral base. Available for purchase through my Studio Sales.

Friday, October 11, 2013

looking back (far, far back)

Look what I found in a bottom drawer in the studio. This was the kind of art I was doing 50 years ago. Holy Moly I'm old! Fashion sketches on tracing paper from around the time that I worked as a fashion illustrator for The Bon Marché department store in Seattle.

Thursday, October 10, 2013


A misty ridge of dancing tree forms, "Windmist" is the final painting from the summer of 2013 series. It is available for purchase through my Daily Paintworks Gallery.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

2013 collage

A painting sabbatical doesn't stop the need for the business of art. It is time to have my website updated with the archive of 2013 paintings. I selected 21 from this year and, in the process of sending small images to my web designer, I was struck by the collage effect they made when placed randomly all together.