Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

It is Christmastime and we stop to reflect and celebrate. Friends coming for dinner tonight, then we'll attend candlelight church services. Planning a quiet day tomorrow. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas with all the blessings that only this most magical of seasons brings. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our troops serving around the world. Thank you!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

New paintings!

Here are a couple of new paintings that I did just for fun- in between aviation and Coast Guard pieces. The dancer is from reference photos I took while at a Moroccan restaurant in Savannah last summer. The teacup will become one of a series for the EBay store. We unpacked a box of grandma's teacups and they make great still life studies.


It's holiday time and soon we'll be into a new year. I will be leaving the Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim at the end of this month and planning to start an EBay store. There is also a website that I will be joining as soon as I provide my information to the webmaster. It has been a busy several weeks with the chorus singing at many places, we've enjoyed some company over Thanksgiving and I have a commission from a magazine for four paintings which I'll start soon.I'll try to get postings more frequently. Meantime, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and all the best in 2010.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Did a demo at the Audubon Center this morning. Worked from photos since I wasn't sure how to gauge the weather when I signed on for this. Well, it was sunny! The painting will hopefully be finished in time to display at the Blue Whole for September/October.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Clebrate America!

Returned last Sunday from Savannah where I attended the American Society of Aviation Artists Forum. These gatherings are always uplifting and inspiring, and this one was no exception. Enjoy America's celebration and I will update with more photos next week.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Off on an adventure!

Check out my Skywriting blog for information on my upcoming trip to Savannah. While I'm there I hope to get references for some paintings that are other than aircraft- maybe some of the historic buildings. When I travel in the south I always get the desire to paint a window with lace curtains. There is a lot to see there! Due home June 28 and will update then.

Saturday, June 13, 2009,, sequim

Did a demo
at the Museum and Arts Center in Sequim this morning. They have a show of area barns going through the month of June. Here are some photos. I started with a canvas tinted orange to allow a warm "underglow." It also helps to see the darks and lights better by having a medium toned surface to start with. I am working in water soluble oil paints. They behave like regular oils but clean up with soap and water. Cool! The painting should be finished this week.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Time flies!

Lots going on this month and last. Getting ready to go to Savannah for the American Society of Aviation Artists Forum. Will be taking some workshops and also teaching a drawing class with some fellow artists to a group of young aviation enthusiasts. This Saturday I'll be giving an oil painting demo at the Sequim Museum on Cedar Street. My show at the Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim is currently on display and will run until the end of the month.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Show at the Blue Whole Gallery!

Here are a couple of new pieces that will be at my June show at the Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim. The antique ink bottles in the still life settings are courtesy of my friend Linda O'Neill who is a fabulous calligrapher. I need to spend more time practicing calligraphy!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Will have new work to post over the weekend. Have been jammin' with new paintings, getting ready for a show at the Blue Whole Gallery in June and craving chocolate.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I am behind on my posting, but have several new pieces that will appear as sopn as I can get them photographed. Meantime, here is a link to my sisterMarcia Taylor's site. She creates ball joint dolls. Awesome work!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Viva Brought Plums

This little painting is 5x7. Last fall, when the dahlias were blooming everywhere, a friend brought some plums from her yard. I thought they would be fun to paint with some dahlias. The painting is a watercolor on Aquaboard. It is framed and sells for $60 & $10 shipping and insurance.

Morning Pages

I like to do still life paintings for fun, and this one incorporates a cup of tea, a rose and a journal. The rose was added to include something red for Valentine's Day. This painting will be for sale through the Blue Whole Gallery as of March 1, 2009. But until then, I have it available here for $110 framed, plus $10 shipping and insurance. It is oil and the size is 8x10.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Coffee Break

I guess it's no secret that I like to paint coffee and breakfast goodies. If I paint them, then I won't eat them! This little oil painting is 5x7 and is framed. It sells for $95 + s/h.

Breakfast of Champions

This is a fun one. It was difficult waiting until last to put in all those colorful sprinkles on the donuts. It is in oil, 8x10 and is framed. It is $110 + s/h.

A Pear of Apples

This is a watercolor on Aquaboard. I like painting on this surface because I can get nice detail. Once finished, the work can be sprayed with a fixative and framed without matting or glass. This painting is 8x10 and comes framed. It is $110 + s/h.