Sunday, June 26, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
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
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
My second iphone theater set piece. From an Insagram group selfie.
Decorations for my daughters graduation dance.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
"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
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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
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.