Sunday, October 11, 2015

Gallery at Town Center

I have a new show up until November 14 at the Gallery at Town Center in Lake Forest Park.  The paintings are all figurative, with a couple of the paintings posted below.  Stop by and see the show if you have the opportunity.  See the following website for information on location and hours.

Huge Sale

I had a most wonderful happening two days after the successful Edmonds Art Studio Tour.  A new customer purchased an entire wall of my long legged people paintings.  That is nine paintings!  I have never had such a big sale, and it was very exciting.  I am going to post all the paintings that were sold on that wall.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Edmonds Art Studio Tour

Hooray!  The Edmonds Art Studio Tour will be here soon.  It is scheduled for September 19-20, and I would love for you to stop by and see my studio and all my new work.  The fruit paintings are back for this event for the first time in years.  Visit for a map and information on all 41 participating artists.  I can hardly believe it, but this is the Tenth Anniversary of the tour.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Encaustic Sculpture

I have always wanted to do encaustic figurative sculpture, and I have finally started working on some.  I probably should not post these images, because if I proceed how I have in the past, I will never finish them.  I have gotten further this time than I ever have though.  This first image is paper clay, a lampshade, a cardboard tube and a net skirt from a doll.  It is ready for encaustic now.

The next figure is composed of paper clay, a cage of wood strips like you make for a Santos doll, and plaster cloth.  I am not sure where it is going next.  I am thinking of trying window screen to make a skirt.

The last figure started with a wooden figure that you use to pose differently to practice drawing.  I should have taken a picture of it first.  It is wrapped in many layers of plaster cloth and is not yet ready for encaustic.  As with my paintings, I do not really have a plan, and I just have to figure out what the next step will be.  I think it is easier to be an intuitive artist when painting than it is for this kind of work.  I fear I should have had a plan!  I will post new images as the project develops.

The Fruit Continues

Once I got started painting fruit, I just continued.  Now I have a large collection of fruit paintings that I need to do something with.  Fortunately Local Color, across from Pike Place Market, had an opening for August/September.  Now that I have a venue, I don't have to worry about what I am going to do with all these paintings.  The problem is that I paint the fruit paintings really fast so I end up with a lot of them. They are all small, 8x8, 10x10, 8x10, so I think I will paint some larger ones now.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Pears! Pears! Pears!

Several years ago I painted hundreds of pears and other fruit.  It was a lot of fun until it wasn't anymore.  The other day I was looking at these paintings I had started and never finished.  They were interesting backgrounds so I painted a pear on one, and it was fun, so I painted more.  Now I have a dozen new pear paintings and I enjoyed it!  So, here are a few of them.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

New Encaustics

I am back into painting with encaustic lately.  It seems that I go in streaks painting with acrylic, mixed media and then encaustic.  It is currently encaustic.  I will post some below.  I do not usually paint with such bright colors when using encaustic, but I did a couple last week.

I also did a few in the more muted colors that I usually use.  I don't really know why I paint with bright colors when using acrylics and muted colors when I use encaustics.  It just seems like the right thing to do. As an intuitive painter, I often cannot explain why I do what I do, which is why I do not teach.