Archive | Events RSS feed for this section

Kathleen’s Anemones

31 Dec

Kathleens_Anemones

Bright anemones thrive just outside of Kathleen’s studio. The delicate light pink flowers glitter against the weathered wood siding.

Advertisements

Pink Shed

28 Dec

Pink_Shed

This painting studies a friend’s creativity in her backyard. Colors and components are placed precisely to create the fun feminine setting.

Horse Ride Beach

27 Dec

Horse_Ride_Beach

The line of horses and riders appear minuscule  as they walk into the scene of vast ocean, beach and sky at Fish Rock near Bandon State Park, Oregon.

Beach Tree Shadows

5 Dec

Beach_Tree_Shadows

The intricate shadows from the pine trees tangled among the washed out roots and flowed across the sand at Sunset Beach in Charleston, Oregon.

Cape Arago

5 Dec

Cape_Arago

Part of Cape Arago’s rocky headland protrudes darkly against the silvery green ocean on this overcast day.

Apricot Blossoms

5 Jul

Apricot_Blossoms

Spring’s blossoming fruit trees are lovely and exciting with promise, but the masses of nearly white blossoms can be a challenge to paint.  Yupo paper allows almost complete removal of paint as well as the addition of fine lines which edge light washes. The undertones in the blossoms were achieved with a blue underpainting. Much of the painting of the flowers was done by removing paint, then floating in a light orange color to give some crisp detail to the soft blossoms.

White’s Blue Iris

30 Jun

 

Whites_Blue_Iris

White’s Blue Iris, 2017

Once in awhile I have the urge to rework an older painting.  This was originally painted in 2011 at White’s garden in Woodbine, Iowa.   The painting was reworked in 2017 to make the iris more blue with sharper edges and the foliage softer.

White's_Iris

White’s Iris, 2011