Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Olympic Peninsula, Washington State USA

Watercolor paintings of Olympic National Park, Most have been sold and are available as Glicee' prints  at 11x14 and 16x 20 with mat and backing  

 Kalaloch Beach, First Beach at LaPush, Ruby Beach (looking south)and  
Cape Alava Aerial View. are unsold originals

Monday, September 5, 2016

New Pottery for October Window at Blue Whole Art Gallery

Getting pottery ready  for a show is a big project
since there are  several steps, make the piece- bisque fire it,
 glaze it and -fire it again to stoneware.

These are some of the earlier single cats made on the potters wheel
 and refined, they all have their own personality..naturally, as they are cats :)

The new cats were designed to hold a candle in the center 
and  flowers in the cats..or both. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Oil Painting on Oil Monotype Backgrounds

Oil monotypes lend themselves to interesting textures and color mixes which can be used as the beginning of a more realistic painting. Since the monotype has a
dry smooth surface they work very well.

The Iris is an example of several plate runs in the warm tone background a second smaller plate run which has some abstract hand painted areas with the Iris on the third"layer".
  As much as I love watercolor it's  nice to challenge myself with oils.

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Mermaid

Oil monotypes  sometimes suggest a subject
which is unusual for the artist.  The background for the figure was created  by spraying the plexi glass plate with solvent and running it through the press to lift the residue of paint .  No amount of brush work could achieve that background.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Plum Shino Glaze

    New glaze combinations  ,Shino Gold over  Plum  using wax reset

Thursday, June 9, 2016

What's Happened and Happening

I took a break after a fall and the ensuing activities  from it.  I'm back, the shoulder onto which I landed is almost normal, I was "lucky"  that no bones were broken but it lead to a serious retina detachment surgery and eventually cataract surgery. Since November last year until now.I have been inactive with the Blog and FB.
     My pottery and painting continue to be my pleasure , did a bit of watercolor teaching and have challenged myself to abstracts and oil painting.
 Ranger Station at Crescent Lake  
Using sketches, color notes and photos to paint in my home studio, oils have such a wonderful difference from watercolor , it makes me rethink a lot of the process of painting.