Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Humboldt Bay Bridges by Andrew Daniel

"Humboldt Bay Bridges" by Andrew Daniel
11" x 14" oil on wood panel

Today, I was out on the bay, painting the salt marsh and the bridges between Samoa and Eureka. I tried something different today. In order to get the depth and texture of the grasses, I tried using much thicker paint.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

'Tiger Sketch' by Theresa Oats

We visited the San Diego Zoo this year and were very taken with the beauty of the tiger.   Very calmly he scanned the crowd of visitors as they admired him from across and above.
He looked directly my way as I took a photo of him.
I plan to complete this 12x16''oil portrait of him for the show and fundraiser opening
 Aug 2, from 6-10 pm. at the Mercer Fraser Building at 77 West 2nd Street Eureka.
Work will be for sale and a portion will go to the Humboldt Spay Neuter Network.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

'Leo Paints Loleta' by Jim McVicker

Leo Stafsnes came down to Loleta yesterday and spent the day painting with me. Leo is 14 years old with the focus and dedication of someone much older. He has been painting for the past year and with the summer off from school, he's painting several works each day. He will walk or ride his bike to painting locations. Yesterday his dad gave him a ride to Loleta. Very talented and growing as a painter day by day. It's going to be fun to see where he takes it over the next several years.

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