Friday, September 3, 2010
It will be in my show which opens at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery in Winslow, Bainbridge Island on October 1-November 1. I will be exhibiting with ceramic artist Nana Kuo and the show is called
INSIDE & OUTSIDE THE LINE. I hope you can come and see it.
I intended to continue monoprinting but circumstances made it too difficult at that time. So the following 3 images are this year's beginnings.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The view was greeeeeeen. Not surprising since it is Spring in the Northwest. Anyway, I was determined to make a warm painting. Maybe the purple in the trees, back right, are too dark and I expect I shall change that.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
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Friday, May 7, 2010
I made a quick pencil sketch at Battle Point Park. Quick because dog, Zachary, was anxious to get on. Some time later I painted a gouache from the sketch. And later still, I decided to give it a bit more energy with acrylic. After protecting the paint with a finish I shall frame without glass.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I went to the local grocery store for a cup of coffee and these men were playing chess. They play every day apparently, but I had not seen them before. This is an oil painted back in the studio. My friend took photographs with my camera and it will be fun to see what she paints later.
I sometimes paint with Plein Air Painter's of Washington and this was our first outing this year. We went to Nisqually National Wildlife Center south of Tacoma, WA.It was chilly and somewhat windy, but that is not unusual for March.It is known for a refuge for migrating birds and so is a very exciting, beautiful place. I worked in gouache for the first day and in oil the next day.We always have a great time painting together and renewing friendships.
It certainly did look like rain when I started this gouache painting, so I had to work even faster than usual. It did rain about the time I had got the paper covered and I ended up working on it back in the studio. The sky needed lightening and the trees needed to be brighter. Gouache is so forgiving and fun to work with.
Gouache painting from a gift photograph. I haven't actually been there, so this was something I had not done before. I had to sit in the Women Painter's Gallery where my paintings are hanging so I took my paints with me, and presto I had a wonderful time and a painting I am pleased with.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
This is our grandaughter who has just started dancing with Pacific Northwest Ballet Company and I portrayed her as a black gouache figure on bright pastel stage dancing through floating leaves. The plan was to have a black silhouette in front of a bright background.