Sunday, September 30, 2012

Roses in Blue Cup - SOLD

"Roses in Blue Cup", 10 x 8 In, Oil on Museum Board
Another rose painting--I'm still trying to go more abstract but there is a major shift that I want to experiment with. It is still in the back of my mind.

PLEASE NOTE: I will be unavailable by email until Saturday Oct 6, so if you write to me and I do not respond, that is why!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Spencer Cove - SOLD

"Spencer Cove", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board
Spencer Cove is on the Northeast side of Lopez. I painted there with several gals from Plein Air Washington.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Watmough Bay - SOLD

"Watmough Bay" 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board
This was painted a few weeks ago on site on Lopez Island in the San Juan's. There is something about this bay that reminds me of the Mediterranean--it seems so different from other bays on Lopez--so colorful with clear water.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lilacs in Yellow Cup - SOLD

"Lilacs in Yellow Cup" 10 x 8 In, Oil on Museum Board
Different colored brushstrokes--that's what this one is about.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Two White Roses - SOLD

"Two White Roses", 8 x 8 In, Oil on Museum Board
Last year I was expanding to larger size panels, but now I'm back to smaller ones and it feels right for now.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Flowers in Orange Vase - SOLD

"Flowers in Orange Vase", 10 x 10 In, Oil on Canvas
This painting is a little more abstract than usual. More abstract is a good direction to go in, but it will take a little thought and then a mental plunge--something I will be thinking about in the next couple of months.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Flowers in a Cup - SOLD

"Flowers in a Cup", 10 x 8 In, Oil on Museum Board
Sometimes paintings are about color, value and brush strokes. What could be more enjoyable?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Rose Study

"Rose Study", 8 x 8 In, Oil on Museum Board
Sometimes small fast studio paintings are the ticket to deal with angst about what to paint. They are fun and I may be doing more of them!

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Spencer Spit - NFS

"Spencer Spit", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board
The day I painted at Spencer Spit was cold in the shade and hot and bright in the sun. There is a long walkway across the spit to the tree covered hill. Lopez is a wonderful place to paint, partly because there are so many parks and preserves and partly because the people are so friendly. It is the custom on Lopez to wave at every car you pass--something that makes you so much more cognizant of others--it is a happy thing to do.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Shark Reef SOLD

"Shark Reef", 9 x 9 In, Oil on Museum Board
Its about a quarter of a mile hike out to Shark Reef and it is a beautiful spot indeed. When the tide changes, the water moves rapidly in obvious currents. It is fascinating and probably would be dangerous in a boat.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Lopez Sky -- SOLD

"Lopez Sky", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board
The sky on Lopez takes on a big proportion. You can see so many islands, one behind the other, big and small, and unless you are familiar with it all there is a strange disorientation looking out at the water from different places on Lopez. But the sky covers it all--sometimes with clear skies, sometimes beautiful clouds, sometimes with fog.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Lopez Calm

"Lopez Calm", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board
Between the tide and the wind, the water on this side of Lopez Island can be rough and fast, but at this moment in the day, there was a beautiful calm.

All of these paintings I did sometime in July and I've posted ahead until the middle of September. During the first part of August I was in Swedish Hospital for four days because of seizures I've been having for a couple of years--mild seizures that only my daughter can see, but that I often had on a daily basis. There is something on the brain MRI that is questionable and I will find out what it is when I talk to the neurosurgeon in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile they put me on anti-seizure meds that relieve the seizures but they make me feel awful! So we're working through that.

I'm telling you all of this because I'm trying to accept the reality--which I don't know fully yet. I only know that the seizures have been real enough to stop me in my tracks--

I've cleaned out my studio of all toxic substances and I would welcome any advice about non-toxic paint materials. I may go to acrylics and/or watercolors--it will be a new adventure.

Thank you to all the people who have supported me on my daily painting blog--you don't know how much I appreciate it. I hope to continue it, but there will be some challenges in the immediate future. Maybe for a while I will post some of my pre-blog paintings--I have been painting for so many years.

I'd love to hear by email from any of you who have faced similar challenges.

Thank you again,

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