Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Original American Oil Painting

7.5 x 8 oil painting on canvas covered hardboard

This little painting was inspired by the jazz venue at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival last fall. The weather was beautiful--even hot. As I sat in the audience and listened, I couldn' help but notice the wonderful array of hats people were wearing. I'm looking forward to warm weather again and plenty of sunshine. I call this painting "Hat Party."

Monday, January 29, 2007

Original American Oil Painting

6 x 8 oil on canvas panel

Late last Saturday afternoon, walking the shore by the North Jetty at Gray's Harbor I was taken by the way the light sparkled off the rocks and and the shadows danced across the sand at low tide. This little painting was the result.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Sunrise in the Valley

This 6 x 8 oil painting on canvas panel is a scene I enountered on my way to the Washington coast just as the sun was coming up and the fog in the valleys was still hanging heavily. It was a prelude to a a string of beautiful days and a delight after the gray skies of the past few months.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Pepper Still Life

Red Bell peppers add a great dash of color to a winter time of gray. Here is a 5 x 7 oil painting on canvas panel to brighten your day.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Goose Stop

Another little 6 x 8 oil on canvas landscape is what I have to share today. Just outside the little town of Elma, Washington was where I found this flooded field with a flock of snow geese stopped for a break. They were refreshingly beautiful in the cold damp of December.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Satsop Landscape

This little 6 x 8 oil painting on canvas panel is from a photo I snapped just outside of Satsop, Washington in December. It was damp, cold, and wet--a typical winter day in Washington State.  You can see more winter landscape paintings at Fine Art America.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Siblings: A Still Life

Day three on the glass jars. One is a pint and one is a quart. I know some people collect these and after painting them I can say I too find them interesting. The pint is appears older than the quart. The lids are quite different as are the shapes. This has been a fun little exercise. This painting is 8 x 10 oil on canvas covered hardboard. I hope you enjoy looking.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Sunny Ball Jar Oil Painting

Yesterday was the first sunny day I've seen in many weeks. I sat this jar on a table near my window sill--it sparkled and reminded me that spring willl come again. This little oil painting is approximaely 7 x 8 on gessoed massonite.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Vintage Ball Jar

This little 6 x 8 oil painting on canvas panel is one of four vintage Ball jars I picked up at an estate sale. They're fun and funky. I haven't decided what to do with them yet so I painted one. Maybe I'll paint another--who knows.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Still Life

The sun was out, I was cleaning up, and this wonderful shadow appeared on my studio wall. Had to paint it. 6 x 8 oil on canvas panel.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Still Life Oil Painting--Radish Bundle

Here are some more of my groceries--a fresh bunch of radishes. This little oil painting is 7 x 7 on gessoed masonite.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Onion Still Life

Saturday is grocery day. Here's some of mine--an onion done in oil on 7 x 7 gessoed masonite.

Saturday, January 13, 2007


The season for these little guys is ending so I thought I should take an hour or so to record their beautiful color while they are still fresh. This is an 8 x 10 oil on canvas covered hardboard.

Friday, January 12, 2007

The Angry Sea

Looking over a rocky ledge into the dark and stormy sea can be intimidating. As I painted this I remembered the slippery rocks and the cold, angry waves. I think I have captured that sensation in this 8 x 10 oil painting on canvas covered hardboard.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Yellow Bus

An old-fashioned school bus parked on the side of the road on a sunny day.
8 x 10 oil on canvas covered hardboard

Monday, January 8, 2007


This is a painting of the water splashing over the North Jetty at Gray's Harbor in Washington State. It is a typical winter day on the coast--cold, wet, and windy.

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Foggy Coast

Today's painting is a foggy day on the Washington Coast. 8 x 10 on canvas covered hardboard.

Thursday, January 4, 2007

Galas in Blue

Apples are a good winter fruit--very famous in Washington State. Here's today's contribution--Gala Apples on a blue cloth. Oil on 8 x 10 canvas covered panel.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Three Grannies

I had fun with this little painting. Three Granny Smith apples on an orange cloth. 8 x 10 oil on canvas covered hardboard.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Forest Light

This little 6 x 8 painting on canvas panel is based on a photo I took last fall at the Snake Lake Nature Preserve in Tacoma. From the path that circles the lake, I looked through the trees and saw a wonderful glow of sunlight. The path is closed now as they are widening Highway 16. I look forward to it reopening again when the road construction project is finished. It is a delightful little getaway right in the city.

Monday, January 1, 2007

Johnny's Fish Market

This is Johnny's Fishmarket at sunset--a landmark in Old Town Tacoma. 4 x 6 on canvas panel.

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