Month: July 2008

  • Elliott Bay View

    This painting is on a full sheet of Indian Village handmade paper. The surface is a bit rough and sometimes unpredictable. I had never painted a painting of this size before 22″ x 34″ and thought it was high time to try it. I have actually had the paper sitting out, ready to be painted…

  • Grazzano Visconti Revisited

    One of my favorite paintings that I did last year was of a scene in Grazzano Visconti, a tiny medieval town in Italy near Piacenza. The scene was so evocative, that two different people (my husband and I) took the same photo a year apart. The first one I painted was from my photo, and…

  • Chilly Hilly – foggy ferry ride

    Once a year the Cascade bike club stages a ride. It’s called the Chilly Hilly. Over 30 miles of damp, cold hills. Officially the first ride of the season, people come out in droves for it. Bainbridge Island is a beautiful place, and the ride is lovely… In June, not February. But The Chilly Hilly…

  • workshop with Mareth

    Here are some paintings I did for a recent workshop put on by Mareth Warren. The emphasis was on color values and use of color. It was in her pleasant brand new studio and there were only 4 students. None of these are what I would consider a “finished” painting, but they all represent some…

  • First Art Show

    People like my whimsy kitties! Yesterday at the Blowing Sands art gallery in Ballard, WA as part of a fundraiser for the Feral cat Spay/Neuter project, I donated 4 paintings including Aggie in Red and two of these whimsy kitties. Both whimsy kitties sold! There was a big art walk that evening in Ballard, but…