Archive for February, 2016

Daffodils again

February 29th, 2016 1 comment

daffiesIt’s spring. It has been raining. Everything is wet, but the sun came out, so the flowers and the leaves are all glistening. Inspired by light, this painting was born. It looks much better in person, the colors actually glow. It measures 10″ x 14″ and it, too is for sale $150.00. If you buy it, I can donate the entire $150.00 to wildlife conservation programs. Thank you in advance.

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Daffodil time again

February 28th, 2016 1 comment

daffyvioletsI painted these flowers out in the yard yesterday. There were little violets everywhere surrounding a proud stand of daffodils. I didn’t feel like painting hundreds of violets, but I felt they were too important to leave them out of the painting. This is the result. The painting measures 10″ X 14″ and was painted on Fine Arches paper with Daniel Smith watercolor paints. I’d sell it to you for $150.00. Then I’ll give the money to a wild animal conservation program. Thanks!

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A salute to Vincent Van Gogh

February 25th, 2016 1 comment

salutetovincentVincent Van Gogh was a genius. I’ve been studying his work for years. He died in his early 40’s but he achieved so much in that short time. This painting of mine is based on his painting, “Vase with Red Poppies” If you compare the two paintings, you’ll see that all that I took from his painting was the idea and the colors; I made up my own abstract flowers, and changed the vase to suit myself. Even with his fine example in front of me, I painted this several times before I had done one that I liked. This measures 14″ x 22″, it’s on a half sheet of fine Arches watercolor paper and painted with Daniel Smith paints. It is for sale, $400.00, shipping is free in the USA.

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Painting outside in February

February 24th, 2016 1 comment

beehivesAs part of Tom Hoffmann’s class, we went to the Arboretum yesterday evening. It being February in Seattle, there is only a small window of time where I can stay outside comfortably. I discovered bee boxes and thought it would be fun to paint them. This was a display of old and new; once upon a time, bees were raised in hollow stumps; the stump side by side with a modern kind of hive. It was actually exhilarating to be outside painting. All the senses wake up. Note to self: must do again!

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The Book

February 17th, 2016 2 comments

7df2b1b9-055f-4fe1-a34b-8e24505fcfe0Here is an older painting that I did in someone else’s style, just for fun. It measures 8″ x 10″ and is already framed. It represents the comfort that a person can get from The Book. In this painting, it was the Big Book, a nod to Alcoholics Anonymous, which saves lives, and Narcotics Anonymous as well. But I know lots of people who feel the same way about the Bible as well. I would sell it to you for $100 plus shipping. The money you spend here goes to support endangered species conservation.

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