25 September 2017

Dancing Sunflowers

Painting a Day through September

Demonstration at the Art Co op today, Sep 25

6 x 12 inches      oil on Arches oil paper     all prima

24 September 2017

Columbia Gorge

Painting a Day through September

Mitchell Point, Mt Defiance and the Gorge

8 x 10 inches    oil on linen     plein air

Gone Sailing

Painting a Day through September

Saturday Afternoon at Hood River Marina

8 x 10 inches     oil on linen     plein air

22 September 2017

Chickadees in Morning Sun

Painting a Day through September

Value Study
I've been observing these little birds for awhile, making several sketches from life

5 x 7 inches     oil on panel     plein air

Zinnia Study

Painting a Day through September
hue and value practice for still life ... coming soon!

5 x 5 inches     oil on panel     alla prima

20 September 2017

Fruit

Painting a Day through September

Italian Plums and Comice Pear     September 20
I'm experimenting with painting on oil-stained birch panels

6 x 6 inches   oil     alla prima

19 September 2017

Comice and Friend

Painting a Day through September

These two make a good pair ~ September 19

5 x 5 inches     oil on panel     alla prima

Welcome Rains

Painting a Day through September

Much-needed to cool our wildfires ~ September 18

6 x 12 inches     oil on panel     plein air

O, My Stars

Painting a Day through September

Star fruit; practice with drawing and composition, Sep 17, 2017

6 x 6      oil on gesso board     alla prima


16 September 2017

Delightful Roses

Painting a Day through September

Rosa "Double Delight" bloom and bud

6 x 6 inches     oil on canvas panel     plein air

15 September 2017

Scarlet and Purple

Painting a Day through September

Bees and Hummingbirds love the flowers and later... 
LOOK what's inside!      September 15, 2017


6 x 8     oil on archival panel     alla prima

14 September 2017

Apples!

Painting a Day through September


Fresh Apples from Jan's garden, Sep 14, 2017
 8 x 8 inches     oil on gesso board     plein air

13 September 2017

Reds in a Garden

Painting a Day through September

Tomatoes and Squash in Jan's beautiful garden     Sep 13, 2017

8 x 8 inches     oil on linen     plein air

11 September 2017

Volunteer

Painting a Day through September

Appeared in the Back Border to brighten the day Sep 11, 2017
in honor of all volunteers and their service
6 x 12 inches     oil on panel     plein air

Rosa 'Eglantine'

Painting a Day through September

from my Rose Garden  - September 9, 2017
5 x 7     oil on panel     alla prima

about the artist

White Salmon, Washington, United States
I have always enjoyed making things - learning to use the tools and properties/qualities of materials. My favorite place to renew is in a Forest, Alpine Meadow, or on a Lake; all are wonderful templates for living simply and elegantly! I started drawing at age 5 and worked in several media, eventually taking a minor in Fine Art along with my Science degrees. Later studies in Fiber, Surface Design, Book Arts and Painting support my work today. I continue to study painting through workshops and perseverance at my easel. I work on location and sometimes in the studio.