Sunday, December 25, 2011

Blessings and Joy!

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Wishing you blessings and joy this Sacred Season.
May the New Year bring delight, abundance and contentment to you and yours.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Watching My Brother

8 x 6 oil on panel

Saturday morning soccer games are often cold in the Pacific northwest. On this day there was a chilling wind as well. The players along the sidelines were jumping around to keep warm — so were the goalies. Some of the spectators were wrapped up in blankets and sinking farther into them as the game progressed.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Paint the Town Red!

The Red Kimono
12 x 9 oil on panel

This painting, from my Theater Series, is of a scene in Act II in one of the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society's productions of The Mikado. It is one of two of my "red" paintings in the exhibition below. Every painting in this exhibition features red!

The exhibition is up for the month of December. If you are in the Edmonds area, please stop by during the reception next Thursday, the 15th. The Ten Ladies will be there.
Reception: Thursday 15 December 2011 from 5 to 8 pm
Coldwell Banker Bain, 108 Fifth Avenue S, Edmonds, WA

Friday, December 2, 2011

Painting with Dan

Dan in the studio just beginning his first-ever oil painting!

7 7/8 x 7 7/8 oil on panel

Dan is a college student in Oregon. During his Thanksgiving visit with family in Seattle, he mentioned he would love to paint with me sometime. We arranged an afternoon the day before he headed back to school.

He has enjoyed drawing for years but had never painted in oils before. From the moment he began, it was easy to see he had learned a great deal from his drawing experiences. He marked out his composition in thin yellow ocher, began mixing colors and dove in right away. We painted several hours, then retired for dinner. The evening ended with a chess game with his dad … so you could say the painting was "unfinished." I love it!