Friday, July 25, 2014

"Iris Pseudacorus" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Iris Pseudacorus" measuring 7 inches by 10 inches. Watercolor on Arches 140 lb. To bid, click here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer Camp Portrait by Andrew Daniel

"Summer Camp Portrait" by Andrew Daniel
Oil on wood panel
12" x 12"

I'm down in the San Bernadino Mountains at a family summer camp this week. I used to come to this camp a couple times a year as a child. It was a place where people knew me, a home away from home. Our family moved around a lot. So coming back to this camp was really important to us. Now I'm an adult, parent returning for the first time in years. This is a portrait if my niece. She is a younger sibling like myself. I saw a contemplative look in her eye that reminded me of how I sometimes felt, trying to figure out who my friends were going to be, while my older sister quickly found her clique.

Monday, July 21, 2014

'Haze Around Pewetoli Island' By Steve Porter

 This Is another Watercolor of Pewetoli with a haze  in the trees ..   Half sheet 22" x 30" Watercolor

Sunday, July 20, 2014

' Westerland Rose ' by Theresa Oats

We purchased a  Westerland rose bush from Fickle Hill Old Rose Nursery in Arcata Ca. several years ago. Now a cascade of stunning roses grow up the side of our studio building every summer.  I painted this blossom from life in my studio with oils on a 10x8 inch prepared panel .  This and 3 other of my pieces will be featured in an invitational group exhibition at the Favell Museum in Klamath Falls Oregon opening on September 27.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

'July Hay Bales' by Jim McVicker

I have been eyeing these hay bales for a few days. Loleta had sun yesterday afternoon. It didn't last long, but I managed to get out and paint this 9x12 oil on linen on panel.

Friday, July 18, 2014

"Wish You Were Here" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Wish You Were Here" measuring 11" by 15". Watercolor on rag paper. To bid, click here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Mattole River Bend by Andrew Daniel

"Mattole River Bend" by Andrew Daniel
11" x 14" (28cm x 36cm) oil on wood panel
available in my online shop

I worked on this painting over a couple mornings during a family camp out at A. W. Way campground near Petrolia. The weather was lovely, a quintessential Humboldt Weekend.  I really was attracted to the reflections in the water of the distant hill.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

'Morning, Silver Lake' by Jim McVicker

This was painted in June along the Eastern Sierra's off the June Lake Loop. 16x12 oil on linen on panel

Friday, July 11, 2014

"Sitting Around" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original watercolor painting titled "Sitting Around" measuring 10" by 22" on Arches 140 lb. To bid, click here.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

'Moonstone Beach, by Stock Schlueter

Surfs up. Nothing like a nice quiet day at Moonstone Beach. Got up there early and was working away. A few cars showed up then a few more and even more. OK I get it, schools out. Then more and more showed and it seemed like an abnormal amount of wet suits were being wiggled into and lots of kids. Surf Camp who knew? Soon the parking lot was full. Then the wind came up and covered everything with sand. I gave up. I went back this morning and finished before all hell had a chance to break loose.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

'Temple of the Virgins at Zion National park' by Theresa Oats

I painted this majestic view at Zion National Park in the late afternoon as the sun lowered itself in the sky.  The colors grew richer as the afternoon moved into evening.  
I painted in oils on an 11x14 inch canvas panel

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Virgin River, 6PM by Jim McVicker

Terry and I spent 6 amazing days this June in Zion National Park. It's got to be one of our favorite places on earth. This was painted along the Virgin River. 12x16 oil on linen on panel

Friday, July 4, 2014

"Attitude" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Attitude" measuring 8" by 8". Watercolor on Arches 140 lb. To bid, click here.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

'Smitty' oil on canvas by RK Schlueter

Smitty is a name I've given to this Mugchat, looks like a tough guy. Sometime ago I shot this photo on one of my Sunday strolls.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

'Bridge' by Stock Schlueter

Went All over the bay the other morning, I wanted to paint a boat that is out of the water down by the balloon track but could not get it lined up with the background that I wanted. It is possible but I would have to be inside the fence. I could just get a peek of what I wanted. I went to the Warfinger building to ask permission but they said no to staying long enough to paint it en plein air. They did say they would let me in to photo it sometime... Then I noticed an old ship moored in the channel by Samoa, I drove out to get a look at it. It was just anchored by the bow so it was turning with the tide and I could not get right. So back over the bridge to an old haunt, I wanted to do something with the haze of this warm morning and I have always liked this old bridge.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

"Sunday Morning" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original titled "Sunday Morning" measuring 7.5" by 11.5". Watercolor on Rives BFK. To bid, click here.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

'Close to Home' by Stock Schlueter

There are so many little scenes like this tucked away just off the beaten path or even on a busy street or freeway that are just a glance in the right direction away. I suppose that can be said of everything. We all could look a little closer at what is close to us.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bather by Andrew Daniel

 Bather by Andrew Daniel
oil on wood panel 12"x9" (30cm x 23cm)
available in my online shop

I have been looking at some of the old impressionist paintings of bathers lately. Really liking the beauty of this simple theme.