Monday, January 21, 2019

Busy Morning

Day 21 #stradaeasel
This fellow was very making omelets constantly. I loved watching him. Painting turned out to be a different story. I decided I was finished when the panel fell off the easel and landed face down in my palette. Posting it anyway.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Coffee and a Good Book

Day 20 #stradaeasel
Another patron at the coffee shop down the hill. I'm thinking it must be a good book.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Deep in Thought

Day 19 #stradaeasel
An oil sketch - I don't see how anyone can read anything when their face is so close to the book. Seems like so many students read that way at the coffee shops. Perhaps they are really falling asleep.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Catching Up

Day 18 #stradaeasel
Painted because I liked the light and the way detail disappears into shadows.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Coffee Shop Texting

6 x 8 inch  |  oil on panel
Day 17 #stradaeasel
The sun was shining and she had total focus. Very fun to paint! Painted in the studio from coffee shop sketches, since I didn't have my paint box at the shop.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Diva Espresso at the Hanger

The man above is missing his head because he left—so I added others.
Day 16 #stradaeasel
Took a sketchbook to the new coffee shop at the Hanger in Kirkland this afternoon. The Black Scottie Chai is fantastic!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A Glass Purse Full of Flowers

Day 15 #stradaeasel
I have had the glass purse for years. The flowers and purse were both purchased because I wanted to paint them. This is the first painting for both, and the last for these flowers.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Long Shadows on Another Beautiful Day

Day 14 #stradaeasel
Late afternoon at the lake again. I love the sunlight!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Long Shadows at the Lake

Day 13 #stradaeasel
Another warm day at the park. This time in Kirkland. Lots of people, many children and, of course, some dogs.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Park Art & Long Shadows

Day 12 #stradaeasel
It was a sunny and 58˚ this afternoon in the greater Seattle area. These children came to the park with a box of sidewalk chalk, made creations in many colors. Every now and then they stopped drawing so they could dance over their creations.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Market Flowers

Day 11 #stradaeasel
I bought these because I liked shapes and colors. Some of them look a bit like daisies, but I have no idea what they are called.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Ice Fishing

8 x 6 inch | oil on panel
Day 10 #stradaeasel
Sketch of a wonderful stone carving. Posting for the challenge deadline — so much light is reflecting off wet paint, that you really can't tell what the painting looks like. Will post again when I shoot a better photo.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

China & Silk

Day 9 #stradaeasel
Roses were my grandmother's favorite flower. She planted many varieties in the garden. When in bloom, some always made it to the kitchen table, where I often had tea with my grandfather. These flowers are in one of her vases, which was given to me years ago.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Star Bright

Day 8 #stradaeasel
She comes to sit above the fire place every December and stays for most of January.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Sketchbook with Leather Cover

Day 7 #stradasasel
An oil sketch of one of my leather covered sketchbooks. This book was made in Florence, Italy. Most of the sketches inside are of people visiting Seattle's famous Pike Place Market.