Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The first was a nude painting of another model.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
A couple of years ago I was a carver at the carousel and now I am selling my carousel related artwork at their gift store. I just completed this illustration which I call "Menagerie". It will be available as cards and posters.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
This is my first painting using acrylic paint. This is very different from oil painting since it dries in minutes allowing painting layer on top of layer in a single session. Edith helped me with this painting by demonstrating this looser style.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
This is an experiment. It is an ink sketch on a 14X18 gessoed canvas, to which I added watercolor washes and finally more line work in ink. Since it is on canvas I can now add more watercolor, or acrylic, or oil, or just leave it as is. The subject is the Whiteside Theatre in Corvallis.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Today Vistas & Vineyards visited the Airlie Vineyard for a paintout. I have been doing far too many paintings lately so I decided to try a couple of ink and wash pieces. Each began as a blind contour drawing followed by additional ink work and a light watercolor wash. This is a much faster process and I completed three drawings in the morning. These are my two favorites. Needless to say I really like old farm equipment. Most everyone else was painting vistas and vineyards as we are supposed to do.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
On Thursday we painted at Lynn's backyard which was all spruced up from her recent wedding party. Even the birdhouses had umbrellas. However I was sitting under a tree along with her compost pile. Lynn is better known as the voice of Creative Catalyst Productions.
Monday, August 23, 2010
I visited Julie in Seattle a couple of months ago and saw this view while walking along the waterfront. The Ferry was being reconditioned and there was a lot of activity on the dock. This is a quarter sheet watercolor.
Friday, July 30, 2010
On Wednesday the V&V group met up at Beazell Memorial Forest. I painted the old 1870's Plunkett House and barn. It was overcast but I decided to have my way. Mother nature showed her displeasure by providing some thunder and a few raindrops.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
This painting started out as a watercolor. I then added some ink, then some guache and finally some pastel pencil. So I guess it is mixed media. It is based on an outbuilding kitchen at the Borgo Pass Vineyard.
Friday, July 23, 2010
At this years daVinci Days we again hired a model (Laura) for the Art Guild Booth. A few of us did oil paintings. Mine featured Laura as well as a young future model. Unfortunately we had more lookers than artists.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
We attended an excellent 3-day workshop last week with Mitch Baird.
He used this scene as one of his demonstrations. This is my interpretation. I added the tractor for added interest and because I like tractors.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Another painting from a Vistas & Vineyards event. I started a representational drawing from the street level and later "wonkied" the scene and raised the horizon to the second story of the larger buildings.
Lots more interesting now.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
These are two oil paintings from our last two Vistas & Vineyard outings. One is the old smokehouse at the Finley Wildlife Refuge and the other is a Serracenia Flava at Dancing Oaks Nursery.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Last week our Vistas & Vineyard destination was Thompson's Mill which is close to Shedd, Oregon. I wanted to make both a realistic watercolor painting as well as a "wonky" oil painting. I completed the drawing for the watercolor on site and then started the oil painting. At home I finished the watercolor and finalized the oil painting. The oil painting was done almost entirely with a color shaper tool which looks like a small spatula. The watercolor was to show that I could also create "straight" paintings. The Queen Ann Victorian house belonged to the mill owner and is nicely restored despite my painting.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
A couple of years ago we visited Peggys Cove in Nova Scotia. I saw this artist with his umbrella making a watercolor painting from the other side of the cove. I thought it would be a good oil painting.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
I have done little watercolor painting in the past few months however I was so impressed with the paintings at the recent WSO show that I have to get back into it. This is actually watercolor with a bit of gouache.
Bodie is a historical park in California.