Friday, June 18, 2010

Crow Paintings again ( BOTH SOLD)

            More crows with attitudes.  They are such funny birds.  I see them everywhere strutting around, giving each other a hard time.  They are so easy to personify.  The guy on the left is titled " what's it to you?" and the guy or gal on the right is titled "Don't mess with me!"

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Small Daily Paintings ( NINE SOLD )

These paintings are all small from size 5"x 7" to 8"x10" for a show I am doing in August called "Art Festival in the Forest".  I don't have cards of my work to sell; so I thought I would try doing a daily small painting and rather then frame them I would mat them and put them in a plastic sleeve.  My hope being that the smaller unframed paintings could be priced very reasonably and appeal to those people not being able to afford my larger framed works.  The single pear on the right hand board is matted as an example of what I have been trying to get done.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Group of Seven

I realized it has been quite awhile since my last blog post.  Once again I found myself kind of in an art block.  I decided to do some studying, a friend recommended I check out a Canadian group of artists from the early part of this century called the Group of Seven.  I was thrilled to have discovered their artwork, especially Tom Thomson.  I wound up ordering a number of books from Amazon about the group.  If you have time check them out online at: or
 I have done some small paintings for a show I am doing in August called Festival of Art in the Forest.  I will take a few pictures and if they look alright will post them next.

I live in an incredibly beautiful state and feel I should learn to do more Plein Air painting, but just can't seem to get a handle on it when outdoors.  So, along with a dear friend Wendy Dehart,, I have signed up for an oil painting Plein Air workshop in July with Richard McKinley : in LaConner Washington.  Hopefully I can sort out my hangups and learn to edit what I see outdoors.  I feel so overwhelmed with the landscape and can't seem to narrow down what I should focus on when out there.  Any suggestions would help!