Monday, August 29, 2011

Green and Gold

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It seems I only paint the little ones any more when the DPW Challenges occur. I am working on my Spain/Portugal series whenever I have the opportunity to paint. I know I'll get back to the dailies later. This challenge was to paint rectangles of color based on what you are observing. I quite like the effect, and it renews my resolve to be more careful about making color fields interesting with the application of a variety of related colors.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

On the Edge

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This is another reworked painting. I always liked the composition and I tried reworking it a coupe times with the original colors. Somehow it never made me happy. I am quite happy with this rendition- at least for now. I especially like the shape of the white cloth.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Tempting Fate

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The DPW Challenge this week invites us to paint something inspired by superstition. I painted 2 pieces- this one from the photo provided and another of my own creation. Tomorrow I will post the other one. This one is about the folly of opening one's umbrella indoors. The cat came out looking somewhat like a raccoon, which , in my mind, is even more unsettling than the open umbrella. The little buggers are cute, but they're mean!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Egg On Stage

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I've been going through my older paintings and choosing to (a) put them in a pile to be painted over or (b) get reworked. This is one painting I always liked, but the values needed to be strengthened to make it stronger. It's an interesting exercise to analyze what works and doesn't work in a painting and make the attempt to rescue it. Sometimes they still end up in the scrap heap.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Workhorse Willy

                                    18x24 Contact me if interested
A few weeks ago my husband and I were in Idaho and we found lots of great cars and trucks to photograph. I was drawn to this one not only because of the interesting lines of the truck itself, but also because of the reflection in the metal building.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Aging With Attitude

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 I show some of my paintings at a gallery called Alki Arts in West Seattle. The owner, Diane, does an excellent job of display and marketing. In addition, she's an exceptionally nice person. She seems to do well with my cars and trucks, and I like painting them- so it's a "win-win".

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Morning Cup

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No time to paint these days! I squeezed in a couple hours this morning to paint this my mug for this week's DPW Challenge.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Parked by the Park

                   11.75x17.75 oil on hardwood cabinet door
This has just been listed on the DPW auction site with a starting bid of $150. You can go to if you would like to place a bid.                     

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bright Spot

                                        8x6 oil on 1/4" panel $120; email me if interested
This is my second entry to the DPW Challenge, which if you aren't aware of, is a weekly opportunity to try painting something in a way you might not have considered. Saturday I painted the subject using my instincts at the time, which resulted in my last post on this blog. Today I used more color and interpreted the picture even more loosely. I had a lot of fun with this one.