Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Little Sketchy

Oil Sketch on Raymar panel -  5 X 7

Before starting this, I promised myself I would stop before it felt finished.  It was easier than I thought. 

Monday, April 29, 2013


Oil on Raymar Panel - 5 X 7

Tim and I will be plein air painting this summer whether I like it or not (I'll like it).

Landscapes, brush painting, and canvas supports are kind of foreign to me lately.   I'm looking for bigger brushes so I can load more paint onto the Raymar panels.  And I'm gonna try not to paint like such a girl (well, maybe a little). 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A quick trip to the supermarket,

 yard work in the sunshine,

(No, it's never this clean anymore)

and a little studio time 


(Artwork compliments of a neighbor)

a great day.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

A Riot of Color

These are all small paintings, 6 X 6,  just to experiment with color.  The lemons and apples are each a redux, but with a palette knife.

Getting back to Alla Prima Portland (Alla Prima Portland) last Thursday morning gave Tim and I a good jolt back into Artlandia.  I do believe Tim has started blogging again (Art For Life)!  And I do believe he intends to do Leslie Saeta's 30-30 Marketing Challenge!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Shut Up and Paint

Oil - 6 X 6

This quiet little painting was done in my quiet little studio.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

An Apple a Day

Oil - 6 X 6

Struggling with values and ellipses a bit.   Tim took my brush before I worked it to the point of becoming a wiper.  I'll take his advice and move on.


Sometimes it seems as if we're doing more art related activities than doing actual artwork itself.  

Thursday, we headed off to the Oregon Society of Artists (Oregon Society of Artists, Portland OR) to watch a demo by David Riedel (David Riedel Fine Art).  


In a little more than one hour, this magical painting appeared right before our eyes.

On Friday, we drove over to Hood River and checked out the Columbia Center for the Arts (Columbia Art Gallery – enjoy great fine art in Hood River.).  I've been there a few times and have never been disappointed.

Columbia River Gorge

The art center was a feast for the eyes.  The main purpose in going to Hood River, though, was to enjoy the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour  (Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour).

We met some pretty gracious artists and toured the private studios of Cathleen Rehfeld (cathleen rehfeld • Daily Painting), Christine Knowles (Watercolors & Pastels by Christine Knowles - Home), and pastelist Karen Watson, to name a few.

And, FYI, Portland artists will also be featured in open studio tours in October  (Portland Open Studios).  It's already on my calendar!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Springtime in Watercolor

 Watercolor - 5 X 11

For me, springtime means breaking out the watercolor paint.

I've been practicing off and on for a while now and am still struggling with getting more of that "drippy" look I personally like with the medium.

Guess I'll try my husband's answer to everything  - bigger brush.