Friday, August 5, 2011


Glazed color with the depth of many layers of paint and the shifting of the plate enrich this suggestion of the sky at night .

Oil Monotypes

My oil monotypes where produced on an Ettan Press using plexiglass bevel edge plates with oil paint. The plate is coated with a thin skin of color which is transferred in the reverse to the paper. Additional layers of color , texture and design create a depth of glazing, achieving a painting unique to this process. Although these originals are called mono(one)prints, there may be a ghost print made if enough oil paint is left from the first run.

Masking with templates, plant material, brayer marks , wiping out ,over painting ,oil pastel,and using varied sizes of plates make this process thoughtful, creative and challenging.

Monotypes have that magic of surprise when they are pulled from the plate each time added elements change the color and design.

Featured Artist Show at Blue Whole

My Featured Artist Show for August at Blue Whole is all oil monotype except for one watercolor, Remembering Georgia.

Oil monotypes to be posted

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Small Sculptured Continers

After painting the Blue Poppy watercolor,working with clay to sculpt blue poppy petals with the center stamens amd pistils as lids. These are small, not much larger than the actual flower.
This lead to a waterlily pad, rose petal and several other flower sculptures.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Kalaloch Beach

I like to try to capture the movement, weather and atmosphere of a place. I found this composition especially interesting, full of triangles and directional lines which expressed Kalaloch's long beach with the wind pushing the clouds.

This is one of my favorite watercolors partly for the place but also for the pleasure I find in "revisiting "it by painting the scene as nature arranges and rearranges land and sea.. Capturing the feelings of the place is a challenge to which watercolor is well suited.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Glazed Gestural Sculpture

Drapery clay figure 9 inches tall

Stoneware Art

The "Fire Head Ladies" vases are 11 and 9 inches tall with the art nouveau glaze over underglaze and stains mixed with the glaze.
Clicking the picture to enlarge for a better view.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Gestural Sculpture

Gestural sculpture stoneware similar to Catch the Wind are a challenge in clay. Patience is the most important ingredient when draping clay, has to have just the right amount of time to stiffen so it will stand up without cracking or losing its form.
Draped clay sculpture creates just one original.
These have been bisque fired , ready to glaze with my art nouveau glaze like Catch the Wind.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Blue Poppies

Blue Poppies also called Himalayan
Poppies like shady cool places but I have never been able winter them over. Rare even in there native Tibet, I saw these at Butchart Gardens near Victoria across the waters in Canada.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Catch the Wind

Catch the Wind is an abstract gestural clay drapery figure with my art nouveau glaze 12 inches tall.

Blue Glacier

Blue Glacier from High Divide
Late summer when the snow has finally gone from high divide, the view of Mount Olympus after walking the 17miles or so from the Hoh River Visitors center is a wonderful reward.
Defining ridges, valleys , cliffs and path ways to the mountain is an intense study of this spectacular place. I especially enjoy leaving the white paper for the snow patches which define the contour of the land.