Monday, June 30, 2008

gallery flowers

I recently had the honor of judging a gallery show. A nice addition to the art were these beautiful, fragrant roses. I know these aren't readily identified as roses. They started out looking like roses but I got carried away with my application of thick oil paint. Now, maybe they're peonies. 8 x 6 inches, oil on masonite.

Friday, June 27, 2008


These cherries scattered on yellow paper looked so cheerful that I named them cheeries. Happy weekend and happy summer.
6 x 6 inches, oil on panel.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Today I painted on Ampersand™ gessobord™ for the first time. Boy, is it slick. The surface improved after a while or maybe I just got used to it. We have sun for summer in Washington...and not a moment too soon. This kiwi was in kitchen sunlight. 6 x 6 inches, oil on panel.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

paintings this week

The past week was unusual. "In sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, 'til death do us part." We're getting over THE COLD, great news this week - a job opportunity for a family member, and the sad, unexpected passing of journalist Tim Russert. Cloudy mornings here in Washington State but we're starting to get some sun in the afternoons. It is supposed to be summer. Somehow, I've actually had a good painting week with the three new paintings. Larger images and more information on my Current Work blog.

Friday, June 13, 2008


It has been a week of sneezing and coughing at our house. Hot tea has been good. I've graduated to the larger format of 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

morning peach

And, I'm posting this one to remind myself to wait for "real" peaches. These are small and hard; first of the season in the grocery store. I'll paint peaches again when our Frost Peach tree produces in a few months. 6 x 6 inches, oil on masonite.

midnight peach

I'm posting this to remind myself to NOT try to paint at night without natural light. 6 x 6 inches, oil on masonite.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

sunday sweet

It is unusual that these chocolate carmel bites are still around. I thought I better paint one before they're gone. 6 x 8 inches, oil on masonite.

Friday, June 6, 2008

friday lunch

Right after my last post I made myself some lunch. But painting it was suddenly more important than eating it. I guess I REALLY needed to paint. 6 x 8 inches, oil on masonite.

Six Little Oils

I'm still putting my studio back together after tearing it apart to paint the walls blue. Haven't been able to get to my easel this week but I did frame six of the little daily paintings. They will go to Jeffrey Moose Gallery soon.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

My Studio Walls

My painting yesterday, all eleven hours of it though the clock shows only 55 minutes, was my studio walls. From beige to blue.
500 square feet, Ralph Lauren GH03