Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Mood Lighting - work in progress

Posted by Picasa 24" x 36 Oil NFS yet!
I thought I'd show you what I've been
doing. I'm working on larger pieces now
and this is one of them. Saw this lovely
backlight on my friend who was taking a
break in a coffee shop lounge after we
attended an Art Expo. I'd say this is
about half done, but the 'bones' are in
place, so I am daring to show it to you
at this very unfinished stage.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Photograph-My students

Posted by PicasaThis is a shot of my students after the lecture
was over. I invited them to bring a favorite piece
of their work to share since they do not have class
with each other. Now they have a more in-depth
understanding of color as we learned a lot from
looking at the Albers studies.

Photograph-Albers Lecture

Posted by PicasaToday I gave a lecture to my students
about the color exercises of Joseph
Albers. Here I am with white gloves
to prevent my fingerprints marking
the wonderful studies he did.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Children at the beach

4" x 6" Oil $75.
Your eyes get all scrunched up in
the bright sun and you hold still
for just long enough for the adults
to take your picture and then you
run off into the water and frolic!
Oh childhood pleasures!

The Japanese Gate

Posted by Picasa5" x 7" Oil SOLD
Such aesthetics! One of the entrances
to the Japanese Tea Garden in San
Francisco. What a setting and variety
of beautiful trees! And there was no
fog that day!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

My Romance

Posted by Picasa5" x 7" Oil $75.00

Artist's license was used to put these
two in a 'proper' setting. They were
actually dancing on a stage set in a
barn where a wonderful performance
was held. I loved the feeling of these
two and so I created the place I want
them to be, in their own romantic and
private world.

The Blue Door

Posted by Picasa4" x 6" Oil $50.00

There is nothing about this that
does not fascinate me. This door
is somewhere in California. In
itself, it is beautiful and seems
rather European. Having an
entrance on a hill certainly was
'fixed' by the step which leveled things
out in order to go inside! But then
there is the interesting sidewalk
pattern. And no, my perspective
is not off!

Sketch Artist

Posted by Picasa4" x 6" Oil $50.00
I was walking through a park and came upon this
young woman sketching. Being an artist gives me
LOTS of affinity for others who do the same thing.
Except for sitting on the hard ground.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Burst of Summer

Posted by Picasa5" x 7" Oil $100.
I took a small vase with a little water and went
to the farm fields where I can cut as many of these
brilliant flowers as I can pay for! Nothing like
zinnias for the full blast pigment colors you can
use to paint them!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Summer Idyll by the Potomac

5" x 7" Oil SOLD
Posted by PicasaMid-summer along the canal that
skirts the Potomac River is a place of
peace and quiet. It is one of those
amazing places set aside right where
a big city is that is a sanctuary for its
residents. I have spent many days
and years walking this path.
My small paintings are all in various
stages, but here is the first completed
one since I have been absent from
this site!