Friday, November 28, 2014

"Moonlight" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Moonlight" measuring 11" by 14.75". Original watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold press. To bid, click here.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

oil on 8x10" panel
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Her name is Pearl, she was painted all prima and she has a sweet thing I love about painting cats is it triggers my imagination. I begin by finding a reference image, and as I paint, an individual begins to emerge. Often the color of the cat comes last. Thank you for visiting our blog!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

"Rose and Wine Glass" by Alicia Tredway

This is a small painting (6 x 6) and the set up was inside a lighted box-like affair similar to Carol Marine's setup and painted in the alla prima style. To bid click here

Ready For Sun by Andrew Daniel


"Ready For Sun" by Andrew Daniel

Oil on wood panel
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I'm trying different painting approaches out with these small portraits
to get a feel for how I want to do things. In this piece I tried using
purple in the shadows and yellow in the highlights of the head band. I
also focused on using loose wet on wet brushwork.

Friday, November 21, 2014

"Strength" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Strength" measuring 10" by 16" on Kilimanjaro 140 lb. To bid, click here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

'Cupcake' by RK Schlueter

Oil on 8x8" canvas
Painted Bella yesterday, picked a silly photo just to practice painting. It's a silly painting too, but lovable, I think, Stock says it's scary... worked hard all day to take it as far as I could with the time I had.

Friday, November 14, 2014

"I Want You" by Joyce Jonte

"I Want You" measuring 11.5" by 15.5". Original watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press. To bid, click here.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

'Little Lucky' by Rk Schlueter

oil on 5x7" gallery wrap canvas with 1.5" sides.
I love the 1.5" thick sides of gallery wrap canvas, they look great without a frame and a painter can continue the painting around the sides for a neat effect. I finally painted the Lucky one, the challenge was in painting the ceramic surface, I think I did okay. Click to bid

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

'The View' by Stock Schlueter

oil on 12x16" panel
This is out on top of Tompkins Hill, I have also done this same scene on 38x58" panel. I had driven around for years up there and could never get in the right place to look down the river like this. Finally got the the view I was looking for.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Marilyn by Andrew Daniel

"Marilyn" by Andrew Daniel
Watercolor on paper 9" x 6"
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

'The Virgin River' by Theresa Oats

 In the month of June my husband Jim and I painted at Zion National Park.  Early in the morning I'd make my way to the Virgin River, set up at the shoreline and begin working.  The water there is pure and appears green where it is deepest.   The area was quiet and peaceful, all you hear is the water making its way over and around the rocks.
This painting is 12x16 and will be shown at the Sewell Gallery for the month of December.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

'Heisler Park Sunlight' by Jim McVicker

This is one of the paintings I did during the Laguna Plein Air Painters Invitational. I won the Best Of Show with this piece.  18x24 oil on linen

Friday, November 7, 2014

"Epic" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Epic" measuring 10" by 22". Watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold press. To bid, click here.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

'Boots' by RK Schlueter

Oil on canvas
Painted with brush and palette knife. The juxtaposed effects of knife against brush is what, I feel, makes this painting interesting. Somehow, the bold knife work around the cat supports the softer image. Not planned, just one of those happy accidents. 'Boots' will be on exhibit at First Street Gallery in Dec.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

'Full Cat' by RK Schlueter

oil on 24x24" canvas
Painted mostly with a palette knife. Venetian red ground on white canvas produces orang effects coming through. I did this as a demo in my Thursday night painting class. Fast and loose, giving little time for pause (no pun intended) can inspire very expressive creations, especially if you've practiced your subject.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Marilyn Looking Back by Andrew Daniel

"Marilyn Looking Back" by Andrew Daniel
Watercolor on paper 9" x 6"
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I have been entertaining myself with the diversion of learning a new medium this week. I never would have guessed how much fun I would have painting with watercolor. Always having seen it as an unforgiving and chaotic medium that was too hard to control. But I have to say those are the very reasons that I am coming to appreciate it! 

This winter I'm trying to paint or draw figurative work every day, to prepare myself for teaching an ongoing figurative painting course at Eureka Studio Arts. 

This painting of Marilyn Monroe is from a series of Bathing Beauties I have been playing with. I'm enjoying the vintage bathing suits and the fun hairstyles.

Friday, October 31, 2014

"Look Away" by Joyce Jonte

"Look Away" measuring 10" by 11"
Original watercolor on illustration board. 
From Thursday's session of the Arcata Life Drawing Circle at StewArt Studios in Arcata.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

'Trinity River' by Stock Schlueter

I have been working in the studio for an upcoming show at the First Street Gallery in Dec... this is a Trinity River piece I did en plein air last summer and wanted to do it again a bit larger and use a more vertical format this time.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A work in progress, by RK Schlueter

Oil on canvas.
Painting and drawing the portrait well, has been a goal of mine since childhood. Recently I realized I need a new more comprehensive approach if I expect to grow. I started by drawing with charcoal and pencils and watching people teach on Youtube. I began to understand planes and anatomy better, also I've limited my palette to just a couple colors. This portrait is being painted with burnt umber, burnt sienna, dioxazine purple and naples yellow.