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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


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Single Rose - NFS

"Single Rose", 12 x 8 In, Oil on Museum Board
You know that I love painting roses--its a theme that fascinates me time after time.

NFS

Monday, May 28, 2012

Nisqually Sky

"Nisqually Sky", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board
This was one of the sketches I did out in the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge--where the Nisqually River, which originates on Mt. Rainier, flows into Puget Sound. In the early 70's there was an attempt to build a Tacoma like port in the Nisqually Delta, stopped by citizen efforts to protect this beautiful area.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Three Apples - SOLD

"Three Apples", 12 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board
Here I am, back to the red roses and this time, three apples.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Child

"Child", 12 x 10 In, Raymar Panel
Sometimes everything about the painting has to be as simple as possible.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Road to Long Beach

"Road to Long Beach", 11 x 14 In, Museum Board
When we drove down to Long Beach on the southwest coast of Washington State there was a beautiful sunset which photos cannot convey, so the painting has to have some memory in it.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Turquoise Dress

"Turquoise Dress", 12 x 9 In, Oil on Panel
So much of painting is not particularly romantic, its more like an obsession--doing it every day whatever the mood of the moment. You notice that I do have certain themes, and painting my daughters is one of them.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Still Life with Roses

"Still Life with Roses", 14 x 14 In, Oil on Panel
It is interesting to try the same painting over again with variation in setup and size. It makes me think about what I did the first time around and how I want to do it this time.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Harstene Light

"Harstene Light", 7 x 9 In, Oil on Museum Board
This is another of the small sketches of Harstene Island across the passage from Zangle Cove. Big ships come through here to the Port of Olympia.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Clouds over Harstene

"Clouds over Harstene", 5 x 9 In, Oil on Museum Board
This is the far view out my window, looking out across Dana Passage to Harstene Island and beyond that to the Peninsula. Sometimes I like to do several of these small sketches.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Zangle Rainy Day -- ON HOLD

"Zangle Rainy Day", 12 x 12 In, Raymar Panel
Once again, I looked out the window and could not resist. There are so many moods of the Cove.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Zangle Cove

"Zangle Cove", 11 x 14 In, Oil on Panel
Every day I look out at the cove and I am often inspired to paint it because it changes every few minutes. I feel lucky to live in this beautiful spot where the rhythms of the earth are so apparent.

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Red Roses with Apples -- SOLD

"Red Roses with Apples", 12 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board
A variation of the red roses with apples--I did several of these from similar setups.



Friday, May 4, 2012

Teton Field

"Teton Field", 11 x 11 In, Oil on Panel
This was a painting done last fall in the Tetons. The last day I was there the sun came out!

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Liz

"Liz", 16 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board
I love to paint my daughters. There is nothing more emotional.

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