Sunday, February 24, 2019

Sketching on a Winter Day

12 x 16  |  oil on panel

My Day-7 posting in this series is a young artist who loves to sketch just about anywhere. This comes from another family gathering with the same folks as in my last post.

Thanks to Babara Benedetti Newton for nominating me for the FB Seven Day Art Challenge. Today I nominate Jackie VanNoy to join the Challenge and post one of her paintings a day for seven days in a row, and nominate another artist to do the same.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Washin' the Blues Away

12 x 16  |  oil on panel

My Day-6 posting in this series comes from an evening of family fun.

Thanks to Babara Benedetti Newton for nominating me for the FB Seven Day Art Challenge. Today I nominate  Obadinah Heavner to join the Challenge and post one of her paintings a day for seven days in a row, and nominate another artist to do the same.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Art in Embassies

Dance Class  |  24 x 18  |  oil on canvas

My Day-5 posting in this series is Dance Class, one of four of my paintings on loan to the US State Department's Art in Embassies Program from 2011-2017. They were selected for the Ambassador's residence in Tel Aviv, Israel, and hung in the room where dignitaries and friends gathered. The painting is now in a private collection in Washington State.

Thanks to Babara Benedetti Newton for nominating me for the FB Seven Day Art Challenge. Today I nominate Bonnie Bledsoe to join the Challenge and post one of her paintings a day for seven days in a row and nominate another artist to do the same.

 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Grand Duke

CD Cover and T-shirt graphics
Poster illustration

I have chosen graphics from the Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society's 1999 award winning production of The Grand Duke for my Day-4 posting in this series. After closing in Seattle, the production—cast, orchestra and sets—went to the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Boxton, England, where they won many awards.

Thanks to Babara Benedetti Newton for nominating me for the FB Seven Day Art Challenge. Today I nominate Elizabeth Kincaid to join the Challenge and post one of her paintings a day for seven days in a row and nominate another artist to do the same.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Yeo Man

     
 24 x 12  |  oil on canvas

Thanks to Babara Benedetti Newton for nominating me for the FB Seven Day Art Challenge. This is my posting for Day-3. Today I nominate Nancy Bogni to join the Challenge.

Yeo Man is from the Seattle Gilbert & Sullilvan Society's The Yoemen of the Guard in 2000. This was the first stage rehearsal with props and I couldn't resist Layne's red shoes and the rest of his outfit, such a change from how he was going to look in several days!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Gift of Wonder

11 x 12.5 inches

 Above is my second post in the series I will be adding this week. Some paintings are from the past and some will be new. The child is someone I met on an early morning walk in along West Lake in Hangzhou, China. Painted in ink on Kozo paper, mounted on museum board.

The painting has been exhibited in Kyoto, Japan; Republic of Ireland; Northern Ireland; Washington DC; and Seattle WA.

Thanks to Babara Benedetti Newton for nominating me for this FB Seven Day Art Challenge.  I will be adding one of my paintings each day this week and will also nominate another artist to do the same. Today I nominated Sue Gill Rose.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Visiting Paintings from the Past


Solitude  |  8 x 10"  oil on gessoed museum board

An oil sketch from a painting trip in China with Darrell Anderson and a few other artists. Early every morning in Hangzhou, we walked to West Lake to paint before breakfast. I loved looking out thru the trailing branches hanging form the trees along the shore. On this day, I was also captivated by this little boat.

Thanks to Babara Benedetti Newton for nominating me for the FB Seven Day Art Challenge. Above is my first post in this series. I will be adding one of my paintings each day this week and will also nominate another artist to do the same. Today I nominated Darrell.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

More Snow


Painting in the kitchen earlier this week before the power went out. One morning was 16ยบ outside. The house has been cold too, so we have visited places that still had power—coffee shops, the library, eateries. The snow has left the trees but still covers the ground in our neighborhood.
Our power came back last night so the house is warm again today. The stove and hot water work again, and I am back to painting.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Snowed In

8 x 6 inch  |  oil on panel
 
The snow has been magical for days. Since the first day it began to fall, we have had a tunnel to the front door. A little farther to the right, the bamboo touches the ground. This was painted yesterday. We have much more snow today.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Chocolates

Day 31 #stradaeasel
Today marks the end of STRADA Easel's January 31 Challenge. Each January and September they create The Challenge and it is open to everyone. You simply make the commitment to draw, sketch or paint something from life every day and post it online. I have enjoyed the adventure and will to it again in September.



Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Standing Tall Revisited

Day 30 #stradaeasel
More light and more shadow on the trees and along the ground. Closer to the feeling I was looking for.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Standing Tall

Day 29 #stradaeasel
There is something fascinating about the changing perspective when one looks up into tall trees. I love that feeling. My problem today was to simplify the shapes enough to fit. This sort of works. But the majesty just didn't make it onto the 8x6 inch panel.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Sketching People with Books and Coffee


Day 28 #stradaeasel
Another beautiful sunny day to be out and about. These folks are visiting local favorite places.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

In Bright Light

Day 27 #stradaeasel
An experiment in oil sketching—having fun, still too wet to add any more at the moment.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Light in the Woods

8 x 6 inch  |  oil on panel
Day 26 #stradaeasel
Today was cold and sunny. I loved the light and shadow patterns. While I was gazing into the trees, trying to decide what to paint, a bald eagle flew by. I got out my gear and painted the view down our driveway.