Friday, December 31, 2010

Minus Tide at Kalaloch

Crabs are sometimes stranded in the tide pools of a minus tide. Razor clams are common on this beach but the season is very limited and there are usually crowds of diggers.
It was a pleasure to be there in the quiet
early morning listening to the sea. The limited light accentuates the value relationships in an almost monochromatic scene with darks and lighs of blue and burnt sienna.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Pussy Cats have joined the Owls

The method used to build the owls works well for cats also, they have lots of personality.


These Owls are made on the wheel and shaped by pinching the "ears" and cutting away the eyes and a hole in the back . Carving and adding clay to indicate feathers,nose and feet give each one personality.They can be used to hold flowers or pencils or just indicate that the owner is a wise old soul:)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sea Weed Why Paint That

The previous watercolor has an abstract design which guides the viewer's eye due to its circular nature. As the ocean creates a vortex with the movement of the waves it leaves the sea weed high and dry as the tide declines and picks up the sea weed again on the returning high tide, moving it to a new arrangement and location
The painting was a nature arrangement with subtle artistic changes to express shape, color and the effect of light and shadow. Why- because it had not been seen in other work, it had a lot of interesting shadows in a shallow depth, memories of walks on the beach and it challenged the high key brightness of a rare sunny day on the Olympic Peninsula .

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sea Weed

Full sheet 300 lb Arches w/c paper. Still Life of sea weed arranged by an out going tide left on a sunny sand beach made an interesting abstract pattern of line color and shape.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Face Book

I just sent a share message to Face Book. Please let me know what you think if you look at my Blog.

My Art Class Notes

Framing made simple. For the practical watercolorists, framing in the same metal chop frames presents paintings in a consistent manner which avoids readjusting the eye due to a variety of frames. It also allows the practical reuse of frames, easier storage and the cost benefits the purchaser who is paying mainly for the art not the expensive frame.
The value of art should be greater than the value of framing.

Blog or Website

I'm trying to decide if a website benefitst artists. At this point I have a site with Yahoo at $110.00 a year but I think it is more of an ego display which costs my art income additiional expenses. Soooo...Bloggers what do you think?