Thursday, August 19, 2021

I got away from  the Blog for a while ..hope I'm back but things don't look quite the same...😉 

I needed to try something different just for fun.

These are oil painting with cold wax medium which helps oil to have a nice creamy consistence.  It also drys quickly and may not need to be varnished . I really like the intensity of color.  Painted over and breaking thru the surface , scratching  back and repainting work well with the wax.


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Small Geese Vases

I enjoyed making the little potter's wheel vases with hand sculpted geese.The pieces had to be refired due to kiln problems which caused the glaze to ran off the the pieces .  It made the waterlily platter appear to have water pooled  where the glaze ran to the center.

Monday, April 29, 2019

May 2019 Blue Whole Art Gallery

   The pottery is cooked and the paintings are painted ..time to show lots of pieces in the
Blue Whole windows.

Saturday, April 27, 2019


Small changes in clay, glaze or placement in the kiln can have interesting effects.  Recent  pieces for  my Blue Whole  Gallery Show in May  turned out well, especially my little hand sculpted  geese.


Friday, April 19, 2019


    May 4th at 1:00 -3:00

 You are invited to Blue Whole Art Gallery for a short talk on my approach to both clay and
 paint .  I've always felt  the artist's should be able to  analyze  work so I looked  for the approaches of other artists and designers . 

                                 Analysis using the  Elements and Principles of Design. 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Fill the Kiln

It's been all about clay for a while, just one six inch space left before  firing.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Round About Lavender

        Sequim  Washington has beautiful lavender fields and farms that  preserve the farm land and round -abouts which help the traffic flow.... . Good Title

Blue Whole Art Gallery August 2018 Featured Artist show Show

        I'm the featured artist at  Blue Whole Art Gallery for August.
           I will show a  new oil painting of Solduc Falls which is just barely dry
and several new pottery pieces.


Monday, April 30, 2018

Spring Weather

 Capture the feeling
 of spring weather 
swirling from sun to rain
 to wind and back again.   (Oil 30X30)                                                                                                                                                                                  

See it at Blue Whole  Art Gallery

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Translucent Entry

 Painting a sunny watercolor on
a gray day cheers me right up, come in out of the wet and cold.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Salmon Run Coho

        My work has  always involved the Elements and Principles of Designs  in ways that are very hard to define since art really isn't a science and trying to manipulate it into  an  orderly  process can be a creativity killer.
     Value,color, line, shape, direction, size and  texture  are art's  tools not the medium and materials .
Even an artist can't have them all at one time in one painting or piece of pottery or a clothes or house or whatever .So the trick is to decide what to use to best express the needs of a picture.
       In Salmon Run  shape and  direction work with color and texture to create the depth and flow of water and repetition of shapes. It also is an effort to have the viewer look beyond the surface, getting past the white riffles to see the shallow depth and clarity of the water and  enjoy the complimentary purple /yellow colors.
        I hope to draw your eye in.


Friday, January 19, 2018

claythingsplus by Carol Janda: Music of the Spheres

claythingsplus by Carol Janda: Music of the Spheres: This painting can be viewed horizontally or vertically.  As vertical it has a different feeling of space and atmosphere,depth and distance,...

Monday, September 25, 2017

Music of the Spheres

This painting can be viewed horizontally or vertically.  As vertical it has a different feeling of space and atmosphere,depth and distance, as opposed to the orchestra  and the audience.

          Music of the Spheres (watercolor gouache and acrylic 12x18 on watercolor paper)

It  began as a study of movement ,line and color, using a limited  palette of complimentary color.  When my friends responded they all liked this  horizontal view which looked like a stage or amphitheater. Once it is viewed one way, it's interesting  to accept the changed feeling the atmospheric view.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Abstract Mixed Media

Experimentation is always interesting sometimes frustrating and often leaves me wondering what
others see in my abstract pieces. Letting images just happen  from a feeling or concept challenges that part of me that says I need to know what I'm doing.   I've always loved realistic landscape and flowers for the pleasure of being accurate, reproducing a better than photographic aliveness , pointing out what I like  about the subject.
       I called this Morning Meditation, it had that half awake quietness before the day starts, things out of focus, blurry and sleepy. .
                                    Acrylic, gouache and watercolor on watercolor paper. 15x21"

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Prints of the Peninsula

    Over many years of hiking , wondering and even flying I have collected many scenes of the  Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park.

    Many of these original watercolors  have sold but I have reproduced them as prints and cards using  a  printer which has color fast inks.  Giclee' ,to spray, is the term used to  indicate the color fastness of  inks in modern printers now available to artists.

     This control of  the reproductions allows the artist to represent  the original accurately at very reasonable cost.