Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Alfalfa Sulphur - Daily Oil Painting

44th in series - Alfalfa Sulphur5" x 7" original oil on panel

If you would like to purchase this painting email me with the name of the painting in the subject line. It is $70 plus $7.99 for shipping in the U.S.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Plein Air - Water Lilies at Lake Sacajawea

9 x 12, original oil on linen panel

I did this painting at the Japanese Gardens at Lake Sacajawea on July 14. It was a beautiful day--we had two weeks of marvelous weather in mid-July. There were water lilies en mass wherever I looked.
I think my plein air paintings are getting better each time. But unfortunately, the weather has turned to rainy again and I am back in the studio. But then, this is Washington! It has to rain or it wouldn't be the Evergreen State!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Plein Air - Ahle Point Beach

9 x 12 - original oil on panelI did this painting at Ahle Point Beach in Kalama on July 8. That is the Columbia River looking south, and there really was a sailboat going by.
It was such a pretty day, but windy. When I was finished, I stood up and the wind whipped the painting right into the sand. Geez, what to do? I read somewhere that if that happens, and it has happened to other artists, that you should just let it dry with the sand on it. So I did. After a week I brushed the sand off, but it was a bit like brushing sand off sandpaper. I about wore the skin off my fingers. But it worked ! What I'll do for a painting !