Friday, January 6, 2017

"Iris Bulb" by Joyce Jonte

"Iris Bulb"
10" by 14"
Original watercolor on rag paper.
Painted in 1977 in Stuart Sundet's representational drawing class at HSU.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

"Matilija Poppies with Lemons," by Alicia Tredway

I thought I was going to post something current but it just wouldn't cooperate.  I couldn't slap it into submission.  This painting goes quite a ways back but I've always liked it.  Broke a few rules but didn't seem to mind. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Pink hair series by Andrew Daniel



In between commissions, I like to take some time to experiment, see how far I can push things. This is a series of woman with pink hair, tho I think my hair ends up more red. This was a bit like riding a fast horse and letting him have his head. As soon as I start splatter painting, I kinda can't stop myself! These were made with watercolor, Casein paint and colored inks.

Friday, December 30, 2016

"Graceful" by Joyce Jonte

11" by 12.5"
Original watercolor on Arches 140 lb.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

"Oleanders," by Alicia Tredway

8 x 16 oil on wood.  This is my driveway back in June when the Oleanders were in full bloom.  I know everything about the plant is toxic but they remind me of my childhood in Phoenix and I marvel at how long the blooming period is...all summer long really and they present a stunning foreground for the deep woods behind.

Monday, December 26, 2016


Painted on location at the Lanphere Ranch, Arcata, while developing images for a commission piece. This painting is 11 x 14, oil on linen panel.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

"Bridge at Benbow," by Alicia Tredway

Four of us painted yesterday and it was cold. I took a padded blanket out of my car and stood on it while painting which really helped.  8 x 10 on stretched canvas.

Monday, December 19, 2016


This was painted recently while painting with the "Sunday Painter's Group" at Emerson Slough.  I loved the tonal quality and minimum details of the morning light when I started the piece.  Once the sun came out, it brought out more details, light and shadows, and the whole effect changed.  I decided to stay with my initial  response.  "Morning on The Slough", 11 x 14, oil on linen panel.

Friday, December 16, 2016

"Santa's Helper" by Joyce Jonte

"Santa's Helper"
11" by 22.5"
Watercolor on arches 140 lb.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

"Winter," by Alicia

It was cold but three of us weathered it.  It's all about layers for clothing....have to keep warm.  This is an altered scene from the community park.  When I got it home the painting went through extreme makeover and I think I like it better.  8 x 6 inches oil on panel.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Portrait project continued - Andrew Daniel



For the last three weeks I have been painting a portrait a day in watercolor and casein paint, with the goal of setting up a series of daily commissions at 70$ a piece. Each painting is posted on Facebook, Instagram and Sktchy. So far I have received 4 commissions and sold two of my "practice paintings'! This has been really exciting to see that things are already coming together! If you would like to commission a portrait contact me through

I have included some process pics this week to show how this piece evolved. I chose this photo from the Sktchy App, because I admired how the models face looked like a classical sculpture. In the painting I wanted to accentuate the geometry and flow of the shapes. So, initially I drew out the planes of the face in pencil. Next I put in a few layers of watercolor wash. Once this was done I decided to put some opaque casein paint on top to see if I could explore the form further. The process took about three hours.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

"Winter Light," by Alicia Tredway


Dec 10 - Dec 11 · 93 FERN REDWAY
Sat & Sun 12 - 5 pm
This is one of my oils, Winter Light,  that will be in the event and there are 12 other painters showing their work.  Come see the art, bring your friends and check out Whitethorn wines.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

More portraits -Andrew Daniel




Last week I had posted some experiments with casein paint. After trying a couple more of those I realized that the opacity of the paint was somehow making it more laborious to put blended edges into portraits, which made me come back to watercolor, which had been my original intention, wanting something that felt  drawn in with splashes of color. These are my initial three attempts. I've been trying to get one done a day, milking each new painting for everything I can learn from it. I've had 4 inquiries for portraits in the last week so this might just turn into something! If you are interested in having a close up head or head and shoulders portrait done for 70$, hit me up at

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Simple Portrait Business - Andrew Daniel



I have been practicing portrait painting from photographs with the thought that I might start a portrait painting business online. My thought was that if I streamline the process I could make it possible to set up a steady flow of small inexpensive commissions. This could help me transition into a more reliable artistic income vs. working so many hours as a care provider. So far I have been having a lot of fun working with fast drying casein paint, it's like watercolor but is opaque. 

The source photos were taken from an app I found called sktcher. People post photos of themselves and others draw them. It is a hoot!

If you are interested in having a portrait done, you can contact me at

There are very specific rules tho.
- the portrait must be close up, (head or head and shoulders)
- the subject must be a human being
- if you really want something nice try to avoid head on flash photography, and send me a few photos to choose from

Price is 70$ for a Casien painting 9" x 12"
          Or 150$ for an Oil painting 9" x 12"

Friday, November 18, 2016

"Innocence" by Joyce Jonte

Graphite on arches 140 lb.
11" by 15"

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Copying a Master

Since I never seem to finish paintings, I thought I aught to at least share what I'm doing in my studio, because I am working... This week I'm copying a painting by Jack Wilkinson Smith.

I Have felt like I needed to take myself back to school, Smith seemed like the right teacher. It has been really challenging, trying to push my colors and values and to get things to flow in the effortless manner that he does. This has been truly a master class. I might try an Edgar Payne next...

Friday, November 4, 2016

"Striped Swimsuit" by Joyce Jonte

"Striped Swimsuit"
14.5" by 7.5"

Watercolor and gouache on Baltic birch. To purchase message me on Joyce Jonte Fine Artist FB.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

"Marci In Her Living Room," by Alicia Tredway

8 x 6 inches oil on canvas panel.  Our group painted inside and Marci is the model.  For more information or to bid click here sold