Sunday, April 20, 2014

'McWay Falls, Big Sur' by Jim McVicker

This 14x11 was painted on our recent trip to Big Sur. What an amazing place to paint. The color of the ocean, rocks and land is so different that our coast in Humboldt.  oil on linen on panel

Friday, April 18, 2014

"Iris" by Joyce Jonte

Original painting titled "Iris" measuring 5.5" by 7". Mixed media on poplar.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

'Red Barn' by Stock Schlueter


Ive been working on this studio piece for awhile. Need to get out in the plein air groove again. Tomorrow I am going to find the sun.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Rocks at Moonstone Beach" by Andrew Daniel


"Rocks at Moonstone Beach" by Andrew Daniel
12" x 12" (30cm x 30cm) oil on canvas
available in my online shop 
I revisited this theme at Moonstone Beach, to see if I could render the foreground rocks in a more convincing way and use deeper richer colors then the last time. I also wanted to develop the background trees with more texture and more subtle edges. It has been really interesting to hang the previous Moonstone paintings next to each other to judge my development.

Monday, April 14, 2014

'SERENE' By Steve Porter

Paul Rickard and I painted  down at College Cove today..  This Watercolor is 11" x 15"

Friday, April 11, 2014

"Yearning" by Joyce Jonte

Original painting titled "Yearning" measuring 10" by 15". Watercolor on Arches 140 lb.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

'Mosey' by Rachel K Schlueter

Mixed media on panel 8x10"
Painted for my best friend, Ligaya's birthday.
Mosey is a most amazing creature, I've never seen anything quite like him. He's a true gentle giant.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

'Luffenholtz Beach' by Stock Schlueter

 
I painted this looking south from scenic drive I was struck by how the light played on the beach in the foreground with the dark shapes behind it I also liked the hazy quality of the light and soft colors.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dune Forest Hillside by Andrew Daniel

Dune Forest Hillside by Andrew Daniel
oil on canvas 12" x 12" (30cm x 30cm)
available in my online shop

There is something so magical about a rarely used dune forest path. The trees are so small that the create an intimate world, sheltered from the gusting coastal winds and the bright sun. It feels like crawling into a cave of trees.

Friday, April 4, 2014

"Sisters" by Joyce Jonte

Original painting titled "Sisters" measuring 7.5" by 15". Watercolor on Arches 140 lb.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

'Painting in Blue Lake' by Stock Schlueter


This Saturday during Arts Alive, I will be doing a plein air painting demonstration at Eureka Studio Arts 560 5th Street to promote my upcoming workshop, I'll start at 6:30  Hope to see you!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

'Arcata Bottoms' by Stock Schlueter

Oil on 5x7" panel
This lil study is out on Arcata Bottoms, it's fun to do these small works when the weather is closing in, there's a certain excitement to the storms as they come in off the pacific. Working small limits the time invested, making it easier to deal with the cold and the wind.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

First Light Trinidad Bay by Andrew Daniel

"First Light Trinidad Bay" by Andrew Daniel
8" x 10" 20cm x 25cm oil on canvas
available in my online shop

I met with Kathryn Stotler on the side of Scenic Drive in Trinidad last month. When the sun came up over the cliffs, it lit up the rocks with warm light, while the dark shadows in the foreground created a strong sense of contrast. I just had to paint as fast as I could to try and keep up with the changes!

Friday, March 28, 2014

"Deep Sleep" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Deep Sleep" measuring 14.5" by 7.5". Original watercolor on Arches 140 lb. paper. To bid, click here.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

'Kneedland' by Stock Schlueter


Finely got out to do some painting here at home. The cold north wind was a shock after the desert. The thickness of the air is so different. In the dryness of the desert you can see for hundreds of miles here the bay was obscured from Kneeland. Still good to be home wish it was warmer though.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Foggy Morning Castle Rock" by Andrew Daniel


"Foggy Morning Castle Rock" by Andrew Daniel
12" x 12" (30cm x 30cm) oil on canvas
available in my online shop

I thought the subtle greys in this scene felt calm, and quiet. The surf cold surf was a pale grey green. Every time I paint the ocean it's a different color.

Monday, March 24, 2014

'Cupcakes' by Rachel K Schlueter

Oil on 8x8" canvas.                                                                         
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On March 17th I took part in a three day workshop with Qiang- Huang. I can not begin to say how much I appreciated studying with him. 'Cupcakes' is my first study after the workshop. His approach to teaching is extremely exciting and inspirational. I came away understanding exactly what I need to do to be a better painter and  teacher. Putting it all into practice I expect will take some time, right now, I'm enjoying painting more than I ever thought possible. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

'Borrego' by Stock Schlueter


During the paint-out I had been wanting to do a late light painting So I drove around looking for something that I wanted to do. It was windy as hell blowing sand and rocking me. But I hung in there tucked behind the truck. If I park just right facing into the wind I can get some relief with the tail gate and camper shell open. It was getting dark by the time I finished. I think the wind might have been the inspiration for the impressionists. Just hold the brush and let the wind do the work.

Friday, March 21, 2014

"Wild Ginger" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Wild Ginger" measuring 7.25" by 9". Mixed media on poplar, spray fixed and ready to hang. To bid, click here.