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.

for purchase details message me on Joyce Jonte Fine Artist, FB 

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

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Saturday, July 2, 2016

'Forest Guardian' by Jim McVicker

Painting of my friend Bill Pierson up at Bear Basin fire lookout. 20x16 oil on linen panel

Friday, July 1, 2016

From Glacier with Love! by Rachel K Schlueter

Hi all! Tomorrow marks one mo. away. Thank you for your contact and good wishes. We sure love and miss our friends and family. Having a blast, learning a lot and painting a bunch. Life is good! Cheers! Thanks for visiting!

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  sold

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.