Sunday, February 24, 2019

This past Monday we painted in Anita's  home again. She had this wonderful cloth and china, with fruit, to which I added (to challenge myself a little perhaps) orange wedges, old books and a striped tea towel, oh! and a handmade pot of Kathy Hill's.
12" x 12"   Oil on Wood     $450

Still Life On Furishiki

Suzanne Invited us to paint in her studio on Monday this month. She arranged this still life near a sunny window on a Japanese cloth they call Furishiki. Some paintings are a thrill to paint!!
12" x 12"   Oil on board   $550

Shari Talks To Her Goldfish

This winter I have been painting more inside. I took a painting done last summer and created a studio work of Shari's goldfish pond. I enjoyed working with thick globs of paint that I saved from other paintings. Sometimes it feels like the paint is being molded till I see the shapes that work in the painting.
18" x 24"    Oil    $675

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Fall Apples With Pitcher

Sometimes I substitute teach in Suzanne's art class at the Davis YMCA. This past month some of her students asked me to demo. This painting was the result. The fall leaves were nearly gone, but I brought these in. I found the pitcher with matching salt shakers at a bazar.
24" x 18"   oil on ampersand    $450 


When artist friends spend time together they paint! Doreen sat for me late one night. You can see this is a rough sketch, it was way past my normal bedtime, but I am liking the softness and a look that is her.

Coal Bucket Still life

Some days in winter Plein Air painting is not practical, so we meet at Anita's, or another artist's home. Anita arranges interesting things for still lives. I sometimes add or rearrange or not.
10" x 10"     Oil on wood   Sold

Mill Creek Trail

First snow painting this year! The tree to the right in the foreground was a study in texture. The day was overcast.
11" x 14"  oil on linen   $350