Thursday, September 30, 2010

Big Sky Cloudscape - fini

Big Sky Cloudscape    36"x48"   acrylic
Here is the finish and a better photo I think. I added a few details and got some values adjusted. Also added a few lead in reflections in the foreground.
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Big Sky Cloudscape

Big Sky Cloudscape   36"x48"  acrylic
I've been caught up by skies again, as you can tell from my recent posts. So much so, that I have been working on this 3ft. x 4 ft. "cloudscape". I am still in the process of adjusting chroma,values,some shapes and details, so hope to post a finish tomorrow.
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cloudscape & Sage

 Cloudscape & Sage    8"x 8"    oil
I used repeated shapes here with the sagebrush and cloud shapes. It helped to break the horizon and give some vertical shapes to point upward.

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cloudscape II

Cloudscape II     6"x 6"    oil
This is another cloudscape idea with a softer touch. I'm thinking of that time of early evening, where the sun hasn't set and you still see reflected color and light on the clouds.
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Thursday, September 23, 2010


Cloudscape    6x6"   oil
This is again one of the Palouse field views that we have south of us. However, it was really more about sky than ground, so I decided it was a cloudscape. I tried to lay on the paint and not touch it, to maintain the freshness of brushstrokes.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Palouse Landscape

Palouse Landscape   12 x 12"   oil /gallery wrap sold
I experiemented with the underpainting on this with a metallic gold acrylic. It was an interesting neutral to paint on, but harder to adjust color relationships I think. An interesting change anyway.....
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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy Birthday, Give Away & Welcome!

Happy Birthday!     6 x 6"    oil
My husband brought home a wonderful cake for my recent birthday, saying that even if I didn't eat any (yeah, right!) he knew I'd want to paint it, because of the red cherry. Another fun item to report is that my latest painting give away, Lake Sunset, has found a home. As it happens, she is one of our new  Daily Painter Original members, Ruth Andre. (see below)  Additionally, I would like to welcome our 2 other new  members, Liz Wiltzen and Julie Davis  We look forward to their excellent work at our DPO s

Ruth Andre  Matron of the Plains -14x18
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Over The Top

Over The Top    oil  10 x 8
This is another view of the rolling hills of the Palouse. This barn roof and fir tree were just viewable from the road below. They looked out, like sentries for the property and the golden field worked as a good lead in. If you click the picture to view it larger, you'll see some of the thicker paint strokes where I was trying not to get too "dabb-y" This is on an Ampersand panel, which I have a love/hate relationship with!
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Monday, September 13, 2010

Reflected Sky

Reflected Sky  9x9" oil    sold
I liked the broken water reflections in the scene here. I would like to try it again with a better tree line, but am happy with the way the water leads into the painting. Pin It

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Palouse Farm

Palouse Farm 14x11" oil
On the Palouse, which is farming country south of us, there are the greatest rolling hills. They provide an endless palette of gold and green and the shapes are always curving into each other like a complicated quilt.
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Hen Party

Hen Party   12"x12"    oil   sold
It looks as though this hen is going home, but I liked the party idea in the background group. Maybe she'll take a break and go back after a bit...
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Friday, September 10, 2010


Delicious 12x9" oil commisioned
Here is the classic red of a Delicious apple. It's the perfect season to look for color in all the wonderful harvests surrounding so many of us. And, of course, at farmer's markets and street sales everywhere.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jonathon Apples

Macintosh Apples    6x6"   oil
Here's another loaded fruit branch which I always enjoy painting. Macintosh are those wide, almost squarish apples that are more orangey in color than the reds we usually think of. So, that gave me a bit of a different look here.
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Monday, September 6, 2010

Pepper Party

Pepper Party      6"x6"   oil  
My niece and her husband recently had a wonderful party with lots of music, family, friends, and FOOD. She had a counterful of peppers, garlic and other veggies that she was sharing, from a friend's garden. Long story short, I grabbed a few for a still life....  thanks Trina, great party...this one is yours  :)
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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Salmon Sky

Salmon Sky   6x6"   oil            
I wanted to try a completely different color scheme here. I put the greens in ,using a hint of the complimentary salmon pink to reflect the light of the sky. It creates a different feeling tone and was an interesting combination to use.
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Going to the Sun Road

Going to the Sun Road   6x6   oil             sold
I had a little time to paint yesterday and thought I'd try for the drama of this view at Glacier National Park. When you drive this road, there are beautiful vistas around every bend . I use the source material from this trip frequently, changing the palette or light, at times.
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