Wednesday, August 24, 2016

"Shelter Cove Bluffs," by Alicia Tredway

8 x 10 oil on panel.  Our plein air group met at Shelter Cove this time.  The weather was pretty stable with occasional fog and clearings.  This is another subject I don't have much experience with.  A plus having each a turn at where to paint.  Forces one to try new thing and be open...a surefire  way to grow. Painting is available through DailyPaintWorks here

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sunny Morning at Hurdygurdy Creek by Andrew Daniel

I just put the final touches on the piece from our trip to the South Fork of the Smith River. I was standing on a bluff overlooking Hurdygurdy Creek with Rick Tolley, Antoinette Toni Magyar, and John Crater. The sun was blazing hot at 10:00 in the morning. We painted until we were about to drop from heat stroke both mornings, then went down to swim in the cool water!

"Sunny morning on Hurdygurdy Creek"
Oil on canvas 
20" x 16"

Friday, August 19, 2016

"Bad Girl" by Joyce Jonte

"Bad Girl"
15" by 24"
Watercolor and gouache on Baltic birch.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

"Women's Federation Grove," by Alicia Tredway

10 x 8 inches oil on lead prime panel.  Painted with a nice group of plein air painters and tackled something I've consistently avoided painting.  Redwood old growths are massive and breathtaking but the fact remains they go straight up in the air lining up perfectly with the canvas edge and can make for a boring painting.  Hope I didn't do that. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Eagle Pass, Cody WYO, en plein air by Rachel K Schlueter

Oil on small panel.
Stock and I are having a blast in WYO. Painting is great here, the skies are always changing dramatically right before your eyes and it's funny, you can get rained on with little or no warning. Suddenly there's a huge purple cloud over your head releasing it's furry then gone! Cracks me up.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

'Blue Table, Flowers and Apples' by Jim McVicker

This is the fifth still life painting I've done in our yard using our roses and the apple trees as the subject. This idea of the outdoor still life I find very exciting and so different than painting one  in the studio. I look forward to continuing in other areas of the yard. Maybe working larger as well. We'll see where it goes.  24x18 oil on linen panel

Friday, August 5, 2016

"Look Away" by Joyce Jonte

"Look Away"
11" by 18.5"
Original watercolor on arches 140 lb.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

"Judy on the Rocks," by Alicia

14 x 18 oil on linen.  This was painted back in 2010 from a painting trip to Yosemite with other painters.  It was done after I got home from a photo reference.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

'The Lake, Morning Sun' by Jim McVicker

One spot for my workshop at the Morris Graves Foundation Lake Property has opened up. The dates are Sept. 9,10, and 11 2016  If interested write me at and I will give you the info for sending in your deposit.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

"Pink Roses with Card," by Alicia Tredway

8 x 5 inches on stretched canvas.  I used a limited palette of cad yellow pale, permanent rose, cad red deep, viridian and white.sold

Monday, July 25, 2016


Painting in Southern Humboldt with a great group of plein air painters last week.  This is one of the pieces I painted on location in Alderpoint.  I really liked the two divergent paths, the paved road and the ranch track right next to each other.  "Bend In The Road-Alderpoint" is 9 x 12, oil on panel.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

'Fortuna Carnival' by Jim McVicker

I painted this on site last Fri., Sat., and Sunday afternoon during the Fortuna Rodeo. 18x24 oil

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

"Roses and Cup," by Alicia Tredway

I set this up in the studio and painted it wet into wet all in one setting.  It seemed empty with just the roses and vase so I added the green apple, cup and half an orange.  8 x 6 inches oil on stretched canvas.  It's at auction DPW here

Monday, July 18, 2016

FOGGY MORNING by Kathy O'Leary

Found this beautiful stand of Cypress trees below 'Humboldt Hill' south of Eureka, above Humboldt Bay, on Sunday morning.   This piece was painted on location, 8 x 10, oil on linen.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Carnival Detail by Jim McVicker

This is a detail of a larger 18x24 inch painting I'm working on at the Fortuna Rodeo Carnival.

Friday, July 15, 2016

"Magnolia" by Joyce Jonte

"Magnolia" 10" by 13.5" 
original watercolor on arches 140 lb.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

"Blue Flowers in Bonard Vase," by Alicia Tredway

6 x 6 oil on canvas panel.  I always love this vase and enjoy painting it.  I kept the painting  high key and did some play with palette knife.  

Monday, July 11, 2016

HOUDA POINT by Kathy O'Leary

 Established in 1978, Trinidad Coastal Land Trust is the oldest land trust organization in Humboldt County ( .  The Trust is sponsoring a plein air event to highlight all the beautiful Trinidad Coastal Land Trust sites. They have asked 18 local plein air painters to paint their sites, then exhibit all of the work at the Trinidad Land Trust office/gallery, with an artist's reception during Trinidad Art Night on Friday, August 5, 5 - 9pm

This painting, "Houda Point", 12 x 16, oil on linen panel, is my contribution.  Everyone is invited to come view all the beautiful work produced for this event, and learn about all the conservation work of one of our local Land Trusts.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Saturday, July 9, 2016

'Secret Beach' by Jim McVicker

This is a painting I did back in Feb. 2015 while painting in Maui. 12x16 oil on linen panel