Saturday, May 30, 2009

EAFA 2009 Members' Exhibit

The Eastside Association of Fine Arts 2009 Member Show will open tomorrow. To see "A Far Country" and information about the show, CLICK HERE

Friday, May 22, 2009

slow slide into pink

I've been looking at this painting for 3 days and am declaring it done. The subject and title might be about having had the fourth wettest May on record in the Pacific Northwest. But for the past few days we have been enjoying sunny, warm days with more of the same in the forecast. 13 x 14 inches, pastel on paper

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

surprising myself

Yesterday I spent the day at the Women Painters of Washington Gallery in Seattle with artist, Kristi Galindo Dyson. She recently received a Best of Show award and, as we discussed abstract and field painting, I was surprised to find myself relating more fully than in past conversations. It made me realize how much my method of painting and my thinking has changed.

And so, today when I came across my posting dated January 28, 2008 on this blog, it made it smile because I have forgotten that feeling of only a year ago when I wrote, "I’m a big admirer of artists who start with an idea and paint it without reference photos or standing before the actual scene as they paint. However, that process doesn’t work for me."

Monday, May 18, 2009

out of the blue

After finishing "Dream Catcher" last week, I expected my next painting to be similar - quiet, reflective and understated. So, when I read the Spring/Summer 2009 Pastel Society of the West Coast newsletter article by Margot Schulzke, "It's All a Matter of Focus" and her words of wisdom, "Much is said by not saying too much." it confirmed my recent art endeavors.

However, add a couple days of beautiful Washington weather, a grandson's soccer game, hours of weed eating, garden and yard work and something very different happened to the next painting. While the active busy days of summer begin, another part of my life is on hold. It's an exciting but sometimes confusing time.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

hold on tight to your dreams

This Mother's Day painting is another in my Sense of Place series: "Dream Catcher"

Monday, May 4, 2009

A nice surprise

While browsing around tonight on some favorite websites, I was surprised to see my work posted on the Women Painters of Washington homepage. Many thanks to WPW Webmaster Kay Dewar.

chain of events

In hind-sight, the chain of events to a goal or to the outcome of a state of affairs is sometimes surprising. I'm amazed that I'm abstracting my paintings these days. 12 x 12 inches, pastel