Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Behind the Branches

"Behind the Branches"
oil on board, 9 1/2" x 11"
This lone swan was showing off for me when I came close to his pond. What a beauty!
I may paint another version larger as I took some beautiful photos this day when it was actually sunny in the Pacific Northwest. It was one of those days I was so glad to have my camera with me and was thrilled to catch some moments with this magnificent bird.

Monday, March 28, 2011

"Vashon Time" phase one finished

Phase one, a black and white grisaille layer, is complete on "Vashon Time". This has taken me a week and still has a few tiny touch-ups but I'm pretty happy. I can't believe how hard clock faces are, let alone three. This clock belongs to some friends of mine and I just had to paint it. I love that Vashon is in the middle of New York and Paris, as it should be... This will be drying for a while and then I will glaze color on when it's ready.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Small Works

"Soaking Up Sunshine"
oil on board, 9 1/2 " x 11"

"Last Crow"
oil on board, 5" x 7"
Working on some small pieces for my upcoming show in May. I guess I'm getting the hang of smaller for the moment. I'm still drawn to large but I'm out of big canvas. Maybe tomorrow...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Escape Artists"

"Escape Artists"
oil on canvas, 36" x 18"
Once again, I think I'm finished but undoubtedly there are a few more details to add as I look on it in the coming days. This is all my brain can do for the moment without a break. I'll be moving on to something new... What do you think? Double click for a closer look!

Friday, March 11, 2011

In progress "Escape Artists" Large

Here is about half of this painting that I've been working on for days. The further I go, the more details I see and I haven't even begun the gumballs in the jar. I could be working on this for some time but I think it will be really nice when finished.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Free Range

"Free Range"
oil on board, 6" x 6"
I had three beautiful brown eggs left and had to paint them. They are so pretty...
I am in the middle of a large work as well and will try to post it in progress in a day or so. I am trying to finish 3 paintings in a week for a few months, one large and 2 small, in order to keep up for my upcoming shows.

Friday, March 4, 2011

"Escape Artists" study

"Escape Artists" study
oil on board, 7"x 5"

This is a small study for the possibility of a large work. I love the colors in gumballs and the details of this machine, although at this size, quite a bit is left out. I'm dreaming of a 24" x 36" canvas, maybe bigger...