Friday, April 30, 2010

carmel river

I spent last week in Carmel, California in unseasonably cool weather. This painting is the first of a series of sandy/marshy shots of the Carmel River.  It is a cool April morning in this scene but I also have reference photos of the same area that I took near sunset when everything was washed in pink.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

tuesday's child

I've been looking at this painting for a couple days and after a small adjustment in the lower right to remove a distracting bit of yellow, I'm declaring it done. It is Tuesday's Child.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

slices - old and new

It is a painting treasure hunt in my studio - I'm always looking for old pieces to rework. Yesterday, I came across an 18 x 24 inch (large-for-me) framed painting from 2006. Called "Grassland Journey," it was one of my early soft works. In review, the composition was not great and it was beyond relaxing into sleepy/snorey. I turned it upside down and am reworking it. I have included the "focal point slice" from each painting here - the old on the left and the rework, right. When I finish the reworked painting I'll post the whole painting here for you to see.

Friday, April 9, 2010

eight years later

My first pastel painting was a still life of two plums. My second try at pastel in Spring 2002 was a view of our driveway. We still have the same driveway but my work has changed considerably. Almost exactly 8 years later, here is the scene again as I see it today in "The Good Road Home II."

Thursday, April 1, 2010

one more month

April is the final month for "Light in the Air," the current exhibit at Women Painters of Washington Gallery, 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 310, Columbia Center Building, Seattle, WA. The next show, "Wonder!" will begin in May. To view the entire "Light in the Air" show online, CLICK HERE.