Monday, June 27, 2016

FARM STAND by Kathy O'Leary

Painted last Thursday on location at the 'Farm Stand' with several other plein air painters. This sweet little store is located on the North Coast Regional Land Trust property at the Freshwater Farm near Three Corners.  This painting is oil,  9 x 12 on linen panel.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

'Three Friends' by Jim McVicker

Painted this past week up at Bear Basin Fire Lookout with friends. 8x16 oil on linen panel

Friday, June 24, 2016

In Cove Oregon, by Stock Schlueter

Touched down in Cove Oregon a few days ago. We’re visiting with a good friend and fellow artist Katherine Treffinger. Cove is a quiet little farming town in the northeastern part of the state not far from the Wallowa Mountains. We drove over to get a look at them yesterday. WOW! didn’t have my gear- we were just sight seeing. I will take a bite of them before I leave. it’s amazing how much and how fast the landscape changes here. I got up at 5:30 to study what the light does here first thing and painted this little guy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Shelter Cove Lighthouse, June

Painted with 3 other women in Shelter Cove yesterday.  It was lovely weather and no need for a jacket.  The ocean was a beautiful blue and almost lured me but the luminous shadow on the lighthouse won out.  The varied shades of blue were enticing and almost hard to believe. 8 x 6 oil on canvas panel.  Available through DailyPaintWorks  here

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

More set pieces and decor by Andrew Daniel

My second iphone theater set piece. From an Insagram group selfie.

Decorations for my daughters graduation dance.

These photos show some of the other decor. Just imagine low light, music and 80 kids in formal attire!

I have been too busy messing around with set paintings and graduation dance decorations to do any "serious painting" these last two weeks. It's been fun to work big again, especially for an assignment that has very little "fine art" expectations. All of these were done as fast as possible, without time for hesitation, without time to shade or even mix extra colors. It is fun also to be thinking in terms of decoration vs. focusing on reproducing a realistic reproduction from life. Probably ideas I need to spend more time with. Years back I had pictured painting more imaginative imagery, but when I switched to oil, I couldn't help but want to go paint landscapes again. This was a chance to feel some of the potential in that direction of exploration.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

"Community Park Barn," by Alicia Tredway

Six women showed up to paint in the community park in Garberville this morning.  We had a wonderful time and all seem to be painting the same barn.  11 x 14 oil on canvas panel.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Painting a Set This Week - Andrew Daniel

Phew! It's been a whirlwind few weeks! The last couple weeks I had been prepping for Open Studios, then as soon as that was over, I had to get right onto the next deadline! I'm painting two of these giant Iphones for my daughters dance recital with No Limits Tap and Jazz Academy. The theme is time travel, so a few weeks ago I was doing disco dancers and this week I'm doing modern times, hence the Iphones... My daughter took a couple work in progress photos to share. I finished this with just minutes to spare before going to work. Tomorrow I start a different project, designing a fantasy environment for my daughter's middle school graduation dance. It's top secret though. Maybe next week I can share some photos of it! Once these are done, I promised myself I would read a book! I picked up a couple from the library and they are taunting me!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

"Dreamer" by Joyce Jonte

10" by 17"
Watercolor on Arches 140 lb.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

"Mad River Rocks," by Alicia Tredway

I painted this several years back when a group of women painted along the Mad River.
13 x 18 oil on mylar

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Morning Reflections by Andrew Daniel

"Morning Reflections" by Andrew Daniel
9" x 12" oil on canvas

I knew that in this painting, the thing I wanted to express was the beauty of the combination of brilliant green of the floating plants against the rich periwinkle of the water, so I leaned on that first before it could change. Then I just built the rest of the scene around it!

North Coast Open Studios started off slow this weekend, but then turned into my best yet! Many people came to take advantage of the over one hundred pieces in my "Make Me An Offer Room". Where I have pieces marked down and am open to haggling. There is still a tone of work left in there if you want to come check it out next Sat. And Sun. 11:00 to 5:00pm at 1885 Zehndner Ave. Arcata, Ca. 

Some people even bought pieces through Facebook just seeing stuff they liked in the photos!

Monday, June 6, 2016

"REFUGE CREEK" by Kathy O'Leary

This is my most recent piece from several painting trips to the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge.  Spring overcast light, and every possible shade of green.  Really a beautiful spot along Salmon Creek. This painting is 11 x 14, oil on linen panel.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

"Looking Westward" by Joyce Jonte

"Looking Westward"
5.5" by 6"
Watercolor and gouache on poplar

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

"Model in Sunlight," by Alicia Tredway

16 x 20 oil on linen.  Something didn't seem to work in this painting so I reworked it putting a flower bush in the left middle instead of the clunky table & cup which disturbed me.  I like it much better now.  It will be in Piante show with Judy Evenson and me.   This Saturday Arts Alive is the opening...hope to see you there.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

"Magenta Rhodies" by Andrew Daniel

Magenta Rhodies by Andrew Daniel
12" x 12" oil on canvas

Open studios is this weekend and next. Sometimes it is fun to get really close to a bush and get a bugs eye view. I like to imagine crawling through the labyrinth and climbing into the flowers.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

'Moonlight, Houda Beach' by Jim McVicker

This was a daylight painting that never really worked. Two days ago it hit me that it would work as a night painting. I imagined a setting moon and this is the result. 10x14 watercolor on paperJ

Friday, May 27, 2016

"Mirrored" by Joyce Jonte

11" by 16"
Watercolor on rag paper.
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