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

"Nasturtium"
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.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015

'Kihei Beach' by Jim McVicker

Terry and I spent 17 days in Hawaii on the island of Maui. I was part of the Maui Plein Air event. When it was over we spent several days with our friend Ann at her place in Kihei. This beach wasn't far from her house.  Oil 9x12

Friday, March 6, 2015

"Meyrueis Courtyard" by Joyce Jonte


"Meyrueis Courtyard"
Original watercolor on Arches 140 lb.
7.5" by 10"

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Friday, February 27, 2015

"Look Away" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Look Away" measuring 10" by 13". Watercolor on Arches 140 lb. To bid, click here.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

'A Cat' oil by Rachel K Schlueter

Oil on 8x10" panel
The silhouette of a black cat is something I've always admired. I was lucky to have this image given to me to work with. I may make a stencil from it. Thank you for visiting out blog!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

"Seated Nude" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Seated Nude" measuring 11.25" by 18.5"
Watercolor on Arches 140 lb. To bid, click here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Abby in Ballet Costume by Andrew Daniel

"Abby in Ballet Costume" by Andrew Daniel
30" x 30" oil on wood panel
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My daughter performed i this costume for her Spring Ballet Recital last year. It was fascinating to see her showsuch control and grace, usually dance class is in my mind as a coordination of pick up and drop off times. I was so surprised to see her up on stage with the other students showing such an improvement in her skill level, so self possessed. 

Painting this piece was a novel challenge, with the subtlety of the transparent Tutu and the bold red checked pattern. 

This piece is on exhibit in my solo show at the Upstairs Art Gallery in Umpqua Bank in Arcata until the end of the month.


"Driveway Maple," by Alicia Tredway

Such a familiar site for me but the first time I've painted it. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

'Arch Rock' By Steve Porter

Watercolor 15 x 22.  Low tides here at trinidad.  The sub Sea Level colors are irresistible .

Friday, February 13, 2015

"The Wait" by Joyce Jonte

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

Thursday, February 12, 2015

'Tarot Reader' by RK Schlueter

Oil on 10x12" panel
More fun with stencils. The process of taking old work and renewing it excites me. It's an adventure with nothing to lose and much fun and insight to be gained. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Young Woman in Powder Blue by Andrew Daniel


"Young Woman in Powder Blue"
 by Andrew Daniel

"Young Woman in Powder Blue"
 by Andrew Daniel
Oil on wood 20" x 16"
To acquire piece, contact artist

This piece is featured in my current show in the "Upstairs Art Gallery" at Umpqua Bank in Arcata. It will be up until the end of the month.