Monday, September 29, 2014

Mountain View

Mountain View                   8" x 10"                     oil on panel
Sometimes when I haven't been able to get to my easel for a few days, it helps to start again in a new way. Today I did just that working on 300lb. watercolor paper that has a gesso coating on it. If you haven't ever worked this way, it tends to give your brushwork a soft edge and the blending is pretty easy and flat. In this one I referenced one of my older photos from Montana.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Artists Helping Artists - links and lists for "Filling Your Creative Well"

Here is your link for today's  AHA show....or just click the link in the right hand column.and for a link to today's show, just go to:
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Girl Talk

Girl Talk                      8" x 10"                  oil on linen

Girl Talk   - (detail)
Before every performance, there is likely some nervous chat and gossip and I think these three were having some fun comparing notes while getting ready to go out again.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Cottonwoods

Cottonwoods          gouache on archival board       9.5" x 15"

Cottonwoods (detail)
Today, I am posting another tree/gouache painting. This was one I discovered in my studio re-arranging, but it was just a sketch. So, I went back to painting and had fun completing it to a more finished work. I love Cottonwoods for their massive trunks and branches and they are common here in Boise and all along the river here in Eagle. 
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Leafy Green, a gouache landscape

Leafy Green        Gouache / archival illustration            9" x 14" 
I do enjoy both gouache and watercolor periodically and while I am still organizing my studio, it's a bit easier to have available. So, here is a gouache painting for you that is all about the overgrown leafy greens of late summer. Things will start turning soon and we'll all be staring at flaming orange and reds.
   

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Early Risers, Giclee Print

Early Risers                     Giclee Print                  14" x 18" image
I've been asked about prints on and off in the past and the answer has always been "no" I don't currently have prints available. But wait!.....all I had to do was get organised and move into a new studio space to find one last print that I had done when I was working in watercolor. The original sold long ago and so did the other seven prints I had made. Not exactly a big run I know. This is a Giclee print on archival, medium stock watercolor paper. The image size is 14" x 18. It is printed on 16" x 21" paper. This is the last of eight total that were printed. 
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

St. Ignacio Line Dance

St. Ignacio Line Dance       8" x 10"      oil on linen panel
This is another group of Oinkari dancers hand in hand while they do a kind of 'crack the whip' in dance form. I tried to catch the abstract shapes and color blur as they raced by. Fun to watch and paint and a real challenge as to how to approach it.


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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

50 Studio Tips & Tricks - listen on AHA radio!


In The Pink         14" x 11"       oil on linen
I am privileged to join Leslie Saeta Thursday morning on Artists Helping Artists Blogtalk  radio with ' 50 Studio Tips and Tricks'. You can listen HERE or download for  a later time. 
Below are a couple link we'll be referring to:












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Monday, September 1, 2014

Lifeguard- At The Office

Lifeguard- At The Office              oil on panel              8" x  8"
As offices go, this one is a beautiful place to spend one's day. surrounded by the palms, ocean and bougainvillea. Here's to everyone who is going back to an office tomorrow, of whatever kind......I hope there is something beautiful in it for you.

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