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Daily Oil Paintings of Kathryn Townsend. The paintings posted on this blog are a journal of process. Daily practice, exploration and experimentation are the life blood of the artist's way.

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“A man learns to skate by staggering around making a fool of
himself: indeed he progresses in all things by making a fool of
himself.” --George Bernard Shaw


Monday, August 29, 2011

Orcas Hills

"Orcas Hills", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board
We kept going back to Earl's farm in the Crow Valley on Orcas Island. This was the view across the valley.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Orcas Beach - SOLD

"Orcas Beach", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board
The tide was coming in when I did this painting down on the rocks, so I had to work fast.

SOLD

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Obstruction Pass

"Obstruction Pass", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board
For sale framed at the Crow Valley Pottery on Orcas Island, $350.

There are big ferries that go to the main islands of the San Juan's.. Once you get on the ferry, you are in a different world.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Earl's Barn - SOLD

"Earl's Barn", 9 x 9 In, Oil on Museum Board SOLD
We spent several painting sessions on Earl's farm in the Crow Valley on Orcas Island, for the San Juan Preservation Trust paint-out. To see the water in the distance was magical.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Deer Harbor - SOLD

"Deer Harbor", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board

This was the first painting I did up on Orcas Island for the San Juan Preservation Trust paint-out. It was a cool day and we were hoping that the weather, which has been mostly cool in the Puget Sound Region this summer, would finally turn warm and sunny--which it did later on in the week.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Orcas Boathouse

"Orcas Boathouse", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board
For sale framed at the Crow Valley Pottery on Orcas Island, $350.

This painting was done on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of northern Puget Sound for the paint-out sponsored by the Crow Valley Pottery in conjunction with the San Juan Preservation Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving the land on the islands from development. This particular painting was next to a large, beautiful waterfront property that is a member of the Trust.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Harstene Rainy Day

"Harstene Rainy Day", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Panel
With another overcast day in the Pacific Northwest, painting the grays, blue grays, green grays of the Sound are a challenge. This was actually a couple of weeks ago.

Purchase this unframed painting for $115.
Contact me if you would like to purchase a plein air frame.-->

Monday, August 8, 2011

Flowers with Orange - NFS

"Flowers with Orange", 14 x 11 In, Oil on Panel - NFS
I enjoyed doing this painting as I just let loose with my big brush, trying to stay with big shapes and variations of color.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Roses Late Afternoon

"Roses Later Afternoon", 16 x 12 In, Oil on Panel
This day there was a soft light with high clouds in the sky.

Purchase this unframed painting for $225.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Violets and Greens

"Violets and Greens", 18 x 14 In, Oil on Panel
On many of these paintings I am using a bigger canvas and sticking to a big brush, at least a #10.

Purchase this unframed painting for $300.
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