Saturday, September 22, 2018

Coffee Stop

Day 22  #stradaeasel
Students often stop by this coffee house for a hot drink, snack and study time.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Corner Coffee House

Day 21  #stradaeasel
An 8 x 6 inch oil sketch for today's posting. Had fun but seems my small brushes are shot. Need to go shopping.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Together Alone

Day 20  #stradaeasel
An oil sketch on a 6 x 8 panel 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sketching Patterns in Nature

Day19  #stradaeasel
A beautiful sunny day for sketching patterns outdoors.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Peaches and Tea

Day18  #stradaeasel
Today's oil sketch did not survive so adding a sketch of a favorite tea pot.

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Old Man in Bamboo

8 x 6  |  oil sketch on panel

Day17 #stradaeasel
This Old Man became my model after dinner today. His face was carved into the root of a bamboo. His hair and beard are simply the root itself. The smooth stock, only suggested here, became his body.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

More Lilies

Day 16  #stradaeasel
So many lilies were open this morning! They look much better in life than in the oil sketch.
Below shows the work in progress.

The setup for today's STRADA Challenge 

Saturday, September 15, 2018


Day 15 #stradaeasel
Something bright for a rainy day.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Pacific Northwest Indian Basket II

Day14 #stradaeasel
This little woven grass basket with lid was also a gift many years ago. It has the same woven pattern, two in a canoe, repeated on the other side.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Pacific Northwest Indian Basket

Day 13 #stradaeasel
Oil sketch of a small Pacific Northwest Indian Basket, a gift many years ago.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Along the Road Again

Day 12 #stradaeasel
Another sketch of interesting shapes along the road.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Windowsill Tea Tray

Day 11 #stradaeasel
Today's painting was another scraper. I decided to add a sketch instead.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Along the Road

Day 10 #stradaeasel
A pencil sketch of interesting shapes along the road.

Sunday, September 9, 2018


Day 9 #stradaeasel
An oil sketch with blue and purple

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Just Hangin' Around

Day 8 #stradaeasel
Game time—watching Saturday Husky football in the living room.