Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Whoa! Somebody needs a blog update! Here is one of the paintings that won a ribbon at the Clallam County Fair last month. Meantime, I will get with my webmaster and see about updating the website and linking to the blogs.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Well, the weather is mild enough here that we don't worry too much about thawing. Not like we did in Alaska, anyway. But as the days warm slowly and the newborn calves and lambs discover their running legs, we also see the profusion of daffodils and primroses. Trees are beginning to bud. Giving myself a sabbatical from painting to draw and enjoyed sketching this calf at the pasture last week.
Friday, January 1, 2010
A new year, a clean slate! I always think on January 1st, "What can I do to make this year better than last?" Do more for others and live my faith better come to mind. In terms of purpose, the answer may be a little more evasive. It has been a little over three years since we left Alaska for Washington state, and I've been floundering around trying to figure out what to do with my art. Bottom line, what do I love? Answer, illustrating stories. I have a cool commission from a magazine to create four paintings to illustrate a story which will be published in the spring. As a result, I have left the Blue Whole Gallery, a co op, to focus more on creating better art in more of the areas that mean the most to me. I love painting airplanes, I love painting Alaska! I'll comment as the paintings progress but the illustrations will have to wait until they are published in the magazine before I can show them here. Still, there will be others to share. Keep watching! This site is one that I share primarily non aviation paintings on, while airplane pieces will appear on Skywriting. Meantime, off to the studio so spend the first day of the year having fun!