Thursday, October 5, 2017

Tiger with Blue Fluttery by Rachel

Daily Paintworks fundraiser auction. 100% donation Click to bid
Oil on 12x16" panel
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria have left behind terrible destruction and many people in need. This challenge is a fundraising auction to raise money to help our friends, family, and neighbors in the effected areas.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

"Grape Vines," by Alicia Tredway

11x14 oil on canvas.  Started this painting last spring and finished with the aid of photos in the studio.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Zebe by Rachel K Schlueter

Oil on 8x10" canvas.
Zebe is my friend Jill's kitty. She lived to be 18. Painting cats who've passed on is always delicate work. I wanted to keep this nice and loose-easier said than done.
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

GlamourPuss by Rachel

Oil on 5x7" canvas
Painting kitty faces is more challenging than one might think. You have to make sense of the furry features and somehow express in painting a wild cunning nature. The cat always elusive, my faithful muse. Click to Bid

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Holding the Floor by Rachel K Schlueter

Oil on 10x10"panel.
Painted on black surface is always fun, don't know why I don't do it more often. Stencils provide texture and pattern for curtain behind kitty. It all pretty simple.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"Farmers Market," by Alicia Tredway

This is farmers market in Garberville town square several years back but it still looks similar.  It's a colorful site.  15 x 19 oil on mylar.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

"Church Singers," by Alicia Tredway

oil painted I did many years ago didn't start out as humorous as I was more interested in showing the shiny material of the woman's  blouse but the comical expressions won out.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

"Shiny Pot with Green Duck," by Alicia Tredway

This was painted when I was doing lots of still life on mylar... part of the green duck series.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

"Lower Pacific," by Alicia Tredway

This was painted last year during "quick draw," an event at Shelter Cove .  8 x 8 oil on linen panel. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Green Cat by Rachel

Oil on 5x7" panel Click to Bid
Painting cats helps me with painting. Painting can be very difficult, and it can be fun. Painting for fun might seem lackadaisical, but whenever I'm painting I'm learning and as long as the paint is flowing there's adventure and I'm on track.

Alders in Morning Mist

I'll be open for North Coast Open Studios June 2,3,4,10,11. This painting will available there or online via the link bellow. Come drop in and visit! Please tell your friends!

Yesterday I made it out to Trinidad to paint the seaside, only to find that the ocean was obscured by deep fog, so I turned my easel toward the hillside looking up into a little valley between the cliffs. The alders made a striking tableau against the forest behind shrouded in mist. I think this may be the beginning of a series.

"Alders in Morning Mist"
12" x 12" oil on canvas

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"Cosmos," by Alicia Tredway

I painted this back in 2009 and not sure where it went.  Anyway, I still like it and makes me want to do some watercolor again.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"French Vase with Green Apple," by Alicia Tredway

Although it's hard to see in the photograph, I was playing around with gold leaf in a few areas.  I'm told I would need two photographs merged with filters etc. and since it's only 6 x 6 I thought better of it.  I've had the gold leaf practically my whole painting career but this is the first time I've actually used it.  It's so thin a special natural hair brush is used to lift and manipulate it (friction) and it's adhered with gel medium which is actually a glue.  Painting is at auction DailyPaintWorks. go here

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Waters of Love by Rachel K Schlueter

Oil on 5x7" canvas
This is the first kitty painting since returning home from a frat on the road. For the first time in my life I appreciate simple luxuries like a bathroom, kitchen, and even cleaning my home. Our road trip went exceedingly well. It's great to back and painting kitties...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

"Redway Beach," by Alicia Tredway

The plein air group painted at Redway Beach Tuesday and it was totally pleasant.  The weather was mild and no wind.   Couldn't have asked for more.  I completed this alla prima (wet into wet paint) all in one setting.  I was pretty proud of myself because I rarely get this far without much studio work to complete. This piece is available at DailyPaintWorks here.  8 x 8 inches on linen panel.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Chicken Head #10 by Andrew Daniel


Irma blushed when I first mentioned painting her portrait. I could tell she was flattered to have the attention, but didn't quite know what to do with it. Her face seemed to always go back to this same strained look, once our conversation lapsed. In the end she grinned slightly when she gazed upon the finished product, then immediately waddled off, mentioning something about changing the straw in her nest.

"Chicken Heads #10"
Casein paint and ink on paper 
7.5" x 5.5"

This is an original casein (milk paint) work not a print. It is matted and has a plastic sleeve for protection.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Marsh Wren #6


I'm experimenting with a sparser paint application these days, allowing the casein paint to be thinner, in exchange for a brushstroke that feels more lyrical.

One of my favorite subjects is the little Marsh Wren. They are so animated and busy. Willing to come up so close without fear. 

"Marsh Wren Calling #6"

4.5" x 6"

This is an original casein painting with some metallic inks on paper with 10" x 8" matt

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

"Setup with Checked Tablecloth & Painting," by Alicia

6 x 8 oil on Shark canvas panel which is very tight weave much like linen.  For more information or to bid click here

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"Red Roses with Apple," by Alicia Tredway

This was painted last year.  30 x 24 oil on canvas lead prime.  Not sure if I posted it before but it is available and hanging in Chatauqua.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"Bucket of Brushes," by Alicia Tredway

This is a very small painting 6 x 6 inches.  Using little tiny brushes to paint is hard for me but the details in this piece demanded it.  I got to fiddle with a little larger brushes on the white cloth.  For more info on this painting go here.