Friday, September 19, 2014

"Desert Poppy" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original watercolor painting titled "Desert Poppy" measuring 12" by 16" on Arches 140 lb. To bid, click here.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

'Little Piggy, by RK Schlueter


This is an invitation to my exhibit at Sewell Gallery of Fine Art in Eureka. The reception is Saturday, Oct. 4th 6-9pm. The series is based on my experience of Lizzie Harwood's farmstead. This way of living inspires me on many levels...I'm so happy and honored to share it. Many thanks to the farm and Sewell Gallery for all your great work.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

'Arcata Bottoms, September' by Stock Schlueter


Got out yesterday to chase the light. It was a wild one. It changed every couple of minutes from sun to shadow and back again. The sky was a whirlwind of changing form, shape and color. I threw paint at it until it got too dark. this is what I came up with

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Indian Island View by Andrew Daniel

"Indian Island View" by Andrew Daniel
24" x 24" (61cm x 61cm) oil on wood panel
available through First Street Gallery

I stood in the tall weeds along the side of the road for a few mornings last month. Nothing like having friends honk at you as they fly by at 55 miles an hour to stimulate ones creativity! It wasn't hard to find another foggy day to work on this piece with similar light, so I was able to get out several times.

This piece is going to be in a show dedicated to the theme of the Humboldt Bay at the First Street Gallery in October. Some of our Lost Coast Daily Painters will be represented in the show. Besides myself, there will be bay landscapes from Stock Schlueter, Kathy O'Leary and Mimi Laplant in the back gallery. In the front Gallery Cindy Hooper will have 6 video installations. I know there is also a ceramicist building a large scale model of the bay and a photographer who also is dealing with bay issues.


The opening will be on Saturday October 4th during Arts Alive! from 6-9pm.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

'Favell Museum Invitational Art Show & Sale'

I will have four paintings at the Favell Museum September 27-October 25 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. My husband, Jim McVicker as well as our friends Stock Schlueter and Dale Landrum are also included in the exhibition. There are many talented artists whose work is featured in this show. Spring Pond in the upper left photo is 24x40 and was painted 'plein air' by Jim.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

'Boats and Sunlight' by Jim McVicker

I have been painting at the Eureka Woodley Island Marina. This is one I just completed. 8x12 oil on linen on panel

Friday, September 12, 2014

"Canna Lily" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Canna Lily" measuring 7.25" by 7.25". Watercolor on Arches 140 lb.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

'Arcata Bottoms, by Stock Schlueter


Oil in panel. Leo and I went out to Arcata Bottoms yesterday It was unreal. Warm and sunny with no wind. Hoping for the same today.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

'Girl with Luscious Corn Crop, oil by RK Schlueter


Oil on 8" canvas.
The most curent from my new series 'Free-Range Figmentum,
I'm excited about making things up. It just gives me a giggle. The whole farm idea is no accident, I've been visiting my friend Lizzie's amazing permaculture ranch for over a year now, photographing and painting. Taking it all in and getting inspired. And not that I have to make things up, there's plenty that's real to go on. There's so much potential for imagination, everywhere I look, a story is unfolding, new animals being born and new people gathering, the season turning, it's constant! I haven't been this excited since the hogs ate grandma...but really, the farm is a funny place, have you ever watched animals mingle and range freely? Maybe it's just me getting old-er, and finding simple pleasures to be a real hoot. My exhibit hangs in October for one month at Sewell Gallery of Fine Art in Eureka. The reception is the first Saturday, Arts Alive! 6-9pm, I hope to see you!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"Eureka Marina" by Andrew Daniel


"Eureka Marina" by Andrew Daniel
9" x 12" (23cm x 30cm) oil on wood panel
available through First Street Gallery

A bunch of us met at the Marina a few weeks back, the wind was high, so we crossed to the other side of the bay and took shelter by the Adorni Center. I was attracted to the simple shape simple shapes and the bright red. I had fun creating the kinetic energy of the wind.

This piece is going to be in a show dedicated to the theme of the Humboldt Bay at the First Street Gallery in October. Some of our Lost Coast Daily Painters will be represented in the show. Besides myself, there will be bay landscapes from Stock Schlueter, Kathy O'Leary and Mimi Laplant in the back gallery. In the front Gallery Cindy Hooper will have 6 video installations. I know there is also a ceramicist building a large scale model of the bay and a photographer who also is dealing with bay issues.


The opening will be on Saturday October 4th during Arts Alive! from 6-9pm.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

'Point Lobos' by Theresa Oats



Jim and I painted at Point Lobos along with others at the most recent 'Plein Air Convention".  The area is large with lots of great locations to paint from.  This view was my favorite because it combined the beautiful green water that appears in shallow areas with the rich warm toned rocky shoreline. 
I painted 'plein air' with oils on a 12x16 inch prepared wood panel 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

'Eureka Fishing Boats' by Jim McVicker

This is from the Woodley Island Marina in Eureka, Ca. It was painted this week in the late afternoon light.  9x12 oil on linen on panel

Friday, September 5, 2014

"Girl in the Window" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Girl in the Window" measuring 10" by 22". Watercolor on Arches 90 lb. rag. To bid, click here.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

'Bay Series, no. 4, by Stock Schlueter


Here is number four in the bay series I think I have just one more and I will show all them together. It was grayer and denser than usual today It was exiting to paint regardless of the results.It is a great place to see the entire bay these will all be from standing in the exact same spot.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

'Cypress, by Stock Schlueter


Wanted to do something close, so Fields Landing was the lucky winner. Leo came with me and I was showing him the sights of this thriving metropolis. He fell for the old cypress I had painted before. So I did it again as well. Different day different light different time and composition. I don't think it fought me as hard as it did last time.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Liscomb Slough Ox Bow by Andrew Daniel


Liscomb Slough Ox Bow by Andrew Daniel
12" x 12" (30cm x 30cm) oil on wood panel
available through First Street Gallery

Sometimes, I'm struck by the rhythms in landscape. The sloping curve of this bank felt like it welcomed me into the painting, creating fluid motion in the foreground, that worked as a counter balance to the staccato rhythm of the trees along the horizon.

This piece is going to be in a show dedicated to the theme of the Humboldt Bay at the First Street Gallery in October. Some of our Lost Coast Daily Painters will be represented in the show. Besides myself, there will be bay landscapes from Stock Schlueter, Kathy O'Leary and Mimi Laplant in the back gallery. In the front Gallery Cindy Hooper will have 6 video installations. I know there is also a ceramicist building a large scale model of the bay and a photographer who also is dealing with bay issues.

The opening will be on Saturday October 4th during Arts Alive! from 6-9pm.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

'George Paints the Van Duzen' by Jim McVicker

My long time friend George Van Hook spent a few days last week visiting. We were out each day painting. I painted this small piece, 7x5, while we were painting along the Van Duzen River.

Friday, August 29, 2014

"Look Away" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Look Away" measuring 10" by 22". Original watercolor on Arches 90 lb. To bid, click here.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

'A Piece of Me, oil by RK Schlueter

Oil on 12 x14" canvas.
Cats have dominated my oil paintings and mixed media artwork for fifteen years. This year marks a hight point in my cat painting career. This painting was recently sold at the HumCats event in August. The event was so successful that we have to do it again next year. Eighty pieces of cat art sold during a one week period. The libations bar occupied by Humboldt Spay and Neuter Network, netted $500. With 20% of artwork sales going to Hum Spay and 80% of the take going to artists, we succeeded in raising funds for kitties without diminishing the value of artists work. I'm stoked. Thanks for all who participated in whatever capacity, we needed each and everyone of you!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"Marsh Island" by Andrew Daniel

"Marsh Island" by Andrew Daniel
20" x 30" (58cm x 72cm) oil on wood panel
available through 1st Street Gallery

I painted this piece over a couple months this summer at the Arcata Marsh. It is one of the pieces that I've created for an upcoming show at the 1st Street Gallery in Eureka. The show will be seven artists making art about Humboldt Bay. In the front of the gallery will be 3 artists who are exploring more conceptual work that discusses the many issues of the bay. In the back there will be 4 landscape artists exploring the beauty of the bay region.