Monday, February 20, 2017


A new painting of Black Oaks in Autumn from a scene in the hills East of Eureka CA.  Learning about oaks, I find the Black Oak, found in many regions of California is one of my favorites.  It's deciduous, and the leaves turn a rusty gold color in fall, and new Spring leaves are first pink then chartreuse before they fully leaf out.  This painting, oil on linen panel, 12" x 24",  can be seen in a new Spring Exhibit of the Redwood Arts Association (RAA).

Friday, February 17, 2017

"Three Graces" by Joyce Jonte

"Three Graces"
14" by 20"
Graphite on Arches 140 lb.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

"Green Chairs," by Alicia Tredway

I painted this back in 2013 but it always cheers me up.  Hope it does the same for you.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

"The Striped Couch" by Joyce Jonte

"The Striped Couch"
14" by 20"
Watercolor on Arches 140 lb.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

"Coacholla Palms," by Alicia Tredway

In 2015 six women painters took to the desert to paint.  We stayed together in an original adobe owned by Sally Hayes who along with her family made us very welcome.  We stayed for a month and painted in and around 29 Palms.  There are so many scenic places and this is the incredible Coacholla Palms that dwarf a person.  These palms and the water bubbling up from the earth's plates are sitting square on the St. Andreas Fault.  That's Rachel strolling toward us. The painters include Rachel S, Kathy O, Linda M, Joan D, Regina C and myself.

Friday, February 3, 2017

"Thinking Twice" by Joyce Jonte

"Thinking Twice"
11" by 22"
Watercolor on Pescia

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Friday, January 27, 2017

"Satsumas and Limes" by Joyce Jonte

"Satsumas and Limes"
11" by 19"
Original watercolor on Arches 140 lb.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

"Summer Arts Exhibit," by Alicia Tredway

Felt like a little sunshine.  10 x 8 oil on linen panel.  Available through DailyPaintWorks. 
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Friday, January 20, 2017

"Wistful" by Joyce Jonte

12" by 12"
Original watercolor on Arches 140 lb.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

"Iris Bulb" by Joyce Jonte

"Iris Bulb"
10" by 14"
Original watercolor on rag paper.
Painted in 1977 in Stuart Sundet's representational drawing class at HSU.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

"Matilija Poppies with Lemons," by Alicia Tredway

I thought I was going to post something current but it just wouldn't cooperate.  I couldn't slap it into submission.  This painting goes quite a ways back but I've always liked it.  Broke a few rules but didn't seem to mind. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Pink hair series by Andrew Daniel



In between commissions, I like to take some time to experiment, see how far I can push things. This is a series of woman with pink hair, tho I think my hair ends up more red. This was a bit like riding a fast horse and letting him have his head. As soon as I start splatter painting, I kinda can't stop myself! These were made with watercolor, Casein paint and colored inks.

Friday, December 30, 2016

"Graceful" by Joyce Jonte

11" by 12.5"
Original watercolor on Arches 140 lb.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

"Oleanders," by Alicia Tredway

8 x 16 oil on wood.  This is my driveway back in June when the Oleanders were in full bloom.  I know everything about the plant is toxic but they remind me of my childhood in Phoenix and I marvel at how long the blooming period is...all summer long really and they present a stunning foreground for the deep woods behind.

Monday, December 26, 2016


Painted on location at the Lanphere Ranch, Arcata, while developing images for a commission piece. This painting is 11 x 14, oil on linen panel.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

"Bridge at Benbow," by Alicia Tredway

Four of us painted yesterday and it was cold. I took a padded blanket out of my car and stood on it while painting which really helped.  8 x 10 on stretched canvas.

Monday, December 19, 2016


This was painted recently while painting with the "Sunday Painter's Group" at Emerson Slough.  I loved the tonal quality and minimum details of the morning light when I started the piece.  Once the sun came out, it brought out more details, light and shadows, and the whole effect changed.  I decided to stay with my initial  response.  "Morning on The Slough", 11 x 14, oil on linen panel.

Friday, December 16, 2016

"Santa's Helper" by Joyce Jonte

"Santa's Helper"
11" by 22.5"
Watercolor on arches 140 lb.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

"Winter," by Alicia

It was cold but three of us weathered it.  It's all about layers for clothing....have to keep warm.  This is an altered scene from the community park.  When I got it home the painting went through extreme makeover and I think I like it better.  8 x 6 inches oil on panel.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Portrait project continued - Andrew Daniel



For the last three weeks I have been painting a portrait a day in watercolor and casein paint, with the goal of setting up a series of daily commissions at 70$ a piece. Each painting is posted on Facebook, Instagram and Sktchy. So far I have received 4 commissions and sold two of my "practice paintings'! This has been really exciting to see that things are already coming together! If you would like to commission a portrait contact me through

I have included some process pics this week to show how this piece evolved. I chose this photo from the Sktchy App, because I admired how the models face looked like a classical sculpture. In the painting I wanted to accentuate the geometry and flow of the shapes. So, initially I drew out the planes of the face in pencil. Next I put in a few layers of watercolor wash. Once this was done I decided to put some opaque casein paint on top to see if I could explore the form further. The process took about three hours.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

"Winter Light," by Alicia Tredway


Dec 10 - Dec 11 · 93 FERN REDWAY
Sat & Sun 12 - 5 pm
This is one of my oils, Winter Light,  that will be in the event and there are 12 other painters showing their work.  Come see the art, bring your friends and check out Whitethorn wines.