Friday, April 24, 2015

"Seated Youth" by Joyce Jonte

"Seated Youth"
11" by 11"
Watercolor and gouache on Kilimanjaro 140 lb.
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

'An Evening at Romanoff's' Oil by RK Schlueter

Oil on 12x12" panel
Combining my two loves, cats and portraits, just feels natural and way more fun!  This series if for CatCon in June, Everything cats. Should be amazing.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"Hayes Interior," by Alicia Tredway

The month of March I spent in 29 Palms with 5 other women painters.  We stayed in an original adobe built in the 30s.  We produced over 150 paintings and our show will be at Eureka Studio Arts this coming Arts Alive. Hope to see you all there.   I painted this interior one day when it was too hot for me outside. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

"Elegant Tulips" by Joyce Jonte

"Elegant Tulips" measuring 9.5" by 12.5"
Prismacolor on black Arches
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

'La Gata Frida' by RK Schlueter

Oil on 10x12" canvas
I needed to come up with something new and different for CatCon in June. I think I maybe onto something here?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"Coachella Valley Trails," by Alicia Tredway

This preserve has 10 different hiking trails rated from very easy to difficult. It's also a wonderful place to paint.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

'Joshua Tree Jag' by RK Schlueter

oil on 30x40" canvas
Now that I'm home I have enjoyed painting the desert from photos. I need to use up that gallon of hot pink.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

"Dream Girl" by Joyce Jonte

"Dream Girl"
original watercolor on Kilimanjaro 140 lb.
10" by 22"
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

'Palms of Mara'

oil on panel 12x12"
We called it painting bootcamp. One solid month to paint in a new hot climate. We all had a blast and did what comes natural for us, we painted all day everyday. By 8pm were all exhausted and turned-in for the night. Up again at 5am we hustled to get er done! We layed out our work as it was completed on a long table in the sun, by the end of the day the oils had dried, kind of a miracle.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

"Hayes Adobe" by Alicia Tredway

Painting in the desert with 5 other women last month (all of March) was a truly wonderful experience. This is the adobe we stayed in.  It was built in the 30s by the original homesteader in 29 Palms.  All together we produced over 140 paintings and more are to come from photo reference no doubt.  The grand show at Eureka Studio Arts will be in May.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Young Woman with Red Hair by Andrew Daniel

I painted this piece as an exercise in loosening up my approach to portraits and using more expressive paint. It was really interesting for me to push my sensibilities with the paint. Several times I thought I was close to being done, only to find that the painting by Carolyn Anderson that I was consulting for help in problem solving showed more variety, so I kept at the process of pushing the painting further. In the end, I think I learned a lot about the range of possibilities the paint can offer, I also learned that variety in paint application can bring a certain vitality and immediacy to the painting. Tho I probably won't make a practice of painting this thick all the time, I do have a stronger sense in the importance showing the "artist's hand" in the painting.

"Young Woman with Red Hair"
By Andrew Daniel
Oil on canvas
Available through the artist.

Friday, March 27, 2015

"Look to the Light" by Joyce Jonte

"Look to the Light"
original watercolor on rag paper
12" by 15"
Painted in session with the Arcata Life Drawing Circle on Thursday March 26
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Travis the Cool One" by Andrew Daniel

This was a water color and market painting I did in December, when I was on a kick of painting folks Selfies off of Instagram. "Travisthecoolone" is the user name of a middle school student my daughter goes school with. I only know him through his Instagram account and through any stories I hear from Abby. Kinda fun to have a window into her life that way...

Friday, March 20, 2015

"Nasturtium" by Joyce Jonte

Original watercolor on rag paper
Painted in 1985
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Oil Sketch of Seated Model by Andrew Daniel

Lately I have been diving into figurative painting, running three figure painting sessions a week and teaching a fourth session. When I'm not working from the model, I've been experimenting from photos like this one from Senshistock. In this piece, I was interested in the narrow color range and the geometry of the model. The piece measures about 15" x 12" oil on gessoed paper.

Friday, March 13, 2015

"Attitude" by Joyce Jonte

"Attitude" by Joyce Jonte
10" by 15"
Watercolor on 100% rag paper
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Abby in Pink by Andrew Daniel

"Abby in Pink" oil on wood 12"x12" 
Contact artist to purchase

I was taken by the stoic expression on my daughters face so I wanted to frame it in a delicate lavender to inhance her quiet beauty.