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A point of Interest

April 28th, 2016 No comments

pointofviewI have been studying the photography of Edward S. Curtis; we have been viewing his actual folios and some of his pictures just beg to be painted. This painting is from Edward Curtis’s original photograph called “A point of interest” It features 3 Navaho men on a knoll looking off into the distance. It was originally a sepia tone so it was fun to imagine some color. This painting which measures 11″ x 15″ is for sale for $150.00. All proceeds go to endangered species conservation.

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Liberty Bell a fresh try

April 27th, 2016 1 comment

libertybelltake1222Liberty Bell is part of the North Cascades range, and you can’t get there until they open the roads in the late spring. It’s one of the most incredible rock formations I’ve ever seen and it inspires me to continue to try to paint it. This one’s for sale too. It would look great on your wall. Sweet memories of that Mazama bike ride for many of my friends. Asking $150.00 for it for the wild cats. It measures 11″ x 15″ on fine Arches watercolor paper

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hot pink against the blue sky

April 18th, 2016 1 comment

judastreeLandscaper Arthur Lee Jacobson suggested I put this tree in my yard instead of a regular redbud This is my representation of the Cercis Silaquastrum. Even though it’s spindly and doesn’t drop its seed pods, every spring we are treated to a feast of color even when it’s grey outside. But when the sky is blue, it just sings. Another beautiful day in Seattle.

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His daddy’s shoe

April 13th, 2016 2 comments

frodoLike many artists, I can’t just paint when I think I should. I need inspiration. This morning, one of my friends posted a photo of their little dog… I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. While the colors and composition were good, in fact, the whole idea of the dog falling asleep waiting for his person to come home, is so sweet. So here it is. A fun painting done with all Daniel Smith Primatek watercolors, including garnet and serpentine.

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Dogwood

April 12th, 2016 1 comment

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Our dogwood outdid itself this year. Every morning, I wake up to its glow. Every time I pass my bedroom, which has a picture window, I am blown away by the intensity of the tree right outside.

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