Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"French Vase with Green Apple," by Alicia Tredway

Although it's hard to see in the photograph, I was playing around with gold leaf in a few areas.  I'm told I would need two photographs merged with filters etc. and since it's only 6 x 6 I thought better of it.  I've had the gold leaf practically my whole painting career but this is the first time I've actually used it.  It's so thin a special natural hair brush is used to lift and manipulate it (friction) and it's adhered with gel medium which is actually a glue.  Painting is at auction DailyPaintWorks. go here

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Waters of Love by Rachel K Schlueter

Oil on 5x7" canvas
This is the first kitty painting since returning home from a frat on the road. For the first time in my life I appreciate simple luxuries like a bathroom, kitchen, and even cleaning my home. Our road trip went exceedingly well. It's great to back and painting kitties...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

"Redway Beach," by Alicia Tredway

The plein air group painted at Redway Beach Tuesday and it was totally pleasant.  The weather was mild and no wind.   Couldn't have asked for more.  I completed this alla prima (wet into wet paint) all in one setting.  I was pretty proud of myself because I rarely get this far without much studio work to complete. This piece is available at DailyPaintWorks here.  8 x 8 inches on linen panel.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Chicken Head #10 by Andrew Daniel


Irma blushed when I first mentioned painting her portrait. I could tell she was flattered to have the attention, but didn't quite know what to do with it. Her face seemed to always go back to this same strained look, once our conversation lapsed. In the end she grinned slightly when she gazed upon the finished product, then immediately waddled off, mentioning something about changing the straw in her nest.

"Chicken Heads #10"
Casein paint and ink on paper 
7.5" x 5.5"

This is an original casein (milk paint) work not a print. It is matted and has a plastic sleeve for protection.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Marsh Wren #6


I'm experimenting with a sparser paint application these days, allowing the casein paint to be thinner, in exchange for a brushstroke that feels more lyrical.

One of my favorite subjects is the little Marsh Wren. They are so animated and busy. Willing to come up so close without fear. 

"Marsh Wren Calling #6"

4.5" x 6"

This is an original casein painting with some metallic inks on paper with 10" x 8" matt

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

"Setup with Checked Tablecloth & Painting," by Alicia

6 x 8 oil on Shark canvas panel which is very tight weave much like linen.  For more information or to bid click here

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"Red Roses with Apple," by Alicia Tredway

This was painted last year.  30 x 24 oil on canvas lead prime.  Not sure if I posted it before but it is available and hanging in Chatauqua.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"Bucket of Brushes," by Alicia Tredway

This is a very small painting 6 x 6 inches.  Using little tiny brushes to paint is hard for me but the details in this piece demanded it.  I got to fiddle with a little larger brushes on the white cloth.  For more info on this painting go here.

Friday, March 10, 2017

"The Wait" by Joyce Jonte

"The Wait"
11" by 22"
Watercolor on Arches 140 lb.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Pigeons and Planets by Andrew Daniel


This one just took off into a different place.

This painting is part of a series of 100 experimental pigeon paintings with casein paint and colored inks. Sometimes it helps to repeat the same subject matter in order to explore the possibilities around that subject. By keeping the pigeons the same for each painting I am able to focus on brushwork ideas and color ideas. In a way, the narrow parameter sets me free to try things and challenges me to surprise myself.

This is an original painting on paper with matt and protective plastic sleeve.

"Pigeons and Planets"

9" x 12"

casein paint and colored inks on paper

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

"Walk in the Bottoms" by Andrew Daniel


This painting was done from a photo I took during one of my daily dog walks. The uneven farm roads and the view of passing weather patterns, the pastoral smells provide great comfort to a man and his dog.

"Walk in the Bottoms" 

Casein paint on paper

9" x 9"

Includes a matt and protective plastic sleeve.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

"These Dreams of You" by Joyce Jonte

"These Dreams of You" 
19" by 11" 
Watercolor on Arches 140lb. 
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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. sold

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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