Friday, October 31, 2014

"Look Away" by Joyce Jonte

"Look Away" measuring 10" by 11"
Original watercolor on illustration board. 
From Thursday's session of the Arcata Life Drawing Circle at StewArt Studios in Arcata.
To bid, click here.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

'Trinity River' by Stock Schlueter


I have been working in the studio for an upcoming show at the First Street Gallery in Dec... this is a Trinity River piece I did en plein air last summer and wanted to do it again a bit larger and use a more vertical format this time.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A work in progress, by RK Schlueter

Oil on canvas.
Painting and drawing the portrait well, has been a goal of mine since childhood. Recently I realized I need a new more comprehensive approach if I expect to grow. I started by drawing with charcoal and pencils and watching people teach on Youtube. I began to understand planes and anatomy better, also I've limited my palette to just a couple colors. This portrait is being painted with burnt umber, burnt sienna, dioxazine purple and naples yellow.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Humboldt Bay Bridges by Andrew Daniel


"Humboldt Bay Bridges"
11" x 14" oil on wood panel
available through First Street Gallery

Come join us this Saturday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for Arts Alive! The show will come down a few days after that...

This piece is part of a show dedicated to the theme of the Humboldt Bay at the First Street Gallery in October/November. Some of our Lost Coast Daily Painters will be represented in the show. Besides myself, there will be bay landscapes from Stock Schlueter, Kathy O'Leary and Mimi Laplant in the back gallery. In the front Gallery Cindy Hooper has 6 video installations and Mary Mallahan has a large scale ceramic model of the bay.

Friday, October 24, 2014

"Tying the Garter" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Tying the Garter" measuring 10" by 22". Original watercolor on illustration board. To bid, click here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

'Jake' by RK Schlueter


Oil on 6x6" canvas.
This is my newest painting, it's for the library auction. Lately I've been taking a longer look at "less is more" in painting. As well as how to incorporate metaphor as part of the composition. It's making my job more interesting.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

"Looking Into the Light" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Looking Into the Light" measuring 10" by 22". Watercolor and gouache on Rives BFK. To bid, click here.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

'Her Pablo' by RK Schlueter

Oil on canvas.
Her Pablo is referring to Georgia Long's cat. He is very handsome, indeed. This was painted at our new studio digs, located at 77 w 2nd, where we held our famous Humcats event. It's got great natural lighting and large enough to get a long ways away from our paintings so we can get that much desired look at how the work reads from a distance. Georgia Long aka Edge Art and I, welcome you to visit by appointment. We have a FB Page too!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

'Atmosphere at Bluff Creek' by Stock Schlueter


14x16" oil on panel.
I was fascinated by the lighting caused by the smoke from the Happy Camp fire here at Bluff Creek. I have always liked this design and will do it on a normal day in the future. It was the atmospheric quality that struck me this time.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"Bay Tanks" by Andrew Daniel



"Bay Tanks" by Andrew Daniel
8" x 10" (20cm 25cm) oil on wood panel
 available through First Street Gallery

I met with Leo Stafsness, on a heavily overcast day to paint the bay, a few weeks ago. We talked shop a bit and then got down to work. Both of us kept it small, due to time constraints. I thought I'd give the white tanks across the bay their 15 minutes of fame. The repeated cylinders always grab my eye...

This piece is part of a show dedicated to the theme of the Humboldt Bay at the First Street Gallery in October/November. Some of our Lost Coast Daily Painters will be represented in the show. Besides myself, there will be bay landscapes from Stock Schlueter, Kathy O'Leary and Mimi Laplant in the back gallery. In the front Gallery Cindy Hooper has 6 video installations and Mary Mallahan has a large scale ceramic model of the bay.

Friday, October 10, 2014

"Raindrops in Sunlight" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original watercolor painting titled "Raindrops in Sunlight" measuring 12" by 16" on Arches 140 lb. To bid, click here.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Field of Mustard Flowers by Andrew Daniel

"Field of Mustard Flowers" by Andrew Daniel
16" x 24" (40cm x 60cm) oil on wood panel
available through First Street Gallery

Every year I am struck by the amazing show of color the mustard flowers in my neighborhood display. In the past I have done small pieces to explore the idea, but this year I made a point of doing a larger painting. It was so fun apply layer after layer of intense right out of the tube yellows, layered with greens to provide depth. I'm looking forward to next year, I want to go larger!

This piece is part of a show dedicated to the theme of the Humboldt Bay at the First Street Gallery in October/November. Some of our Lost Coast Daily Painters will be represented in the show. Besides myself, there will be bay landscapes from Stock Schlueter, Kathy O'Leary and Mimi Laplant in the back gallery. In the front Gallery Cindy Hooper has 6 video installations and Mary Mallahan has a large scale ceramic model of the bay.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

'On the Lake' by Theresa Oats


 The property of some friends of ours includes this primal lake shoreline. I painted from life in the morning with oils on a 12x9 inch panel.   The Sewell Gallery will feature this painting during the month of November.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Opening tonight at Piante Gallery-Watercolor Show

Jody Bryan, Steve Porter, Paul Rickard and Jim McVicker are showing their watercolor paintings through October 25th at Piante 620 Second Street Eureka, Ca. 707-441-1322

Friday, October 3, 2014

"Moon and Stars" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original watercolor painting titled "Moon and Stars" measuring 10" by 22" on Rives BFK. To bid, click here.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

'South Face' by RK Schlueter


Oil on 18" panel.
Painted with palette knife. I love the surface you get with the knife!
In my exhibit at Sewell Gallery this mo. are many paintings that incorporate knife work. There is a freedom from detail to enjoy using this method of expression.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

'Down by the River, by RK Schlueter


Oil on 24" canvas.
Painting portraits is so very difficult, yet I seem compelled to practice it. Here I've used Vermeer's Girl with Pearl Earring as a reference, why not? I don't mind making a fool of myself...besides you never know what you can accomplish unless you go for it. I'm searching for a way to proceed that feels natural. I don't feel I'm getting what I want yet, I know it's within my grasp! The portrait work of Andrew Daniel's inspires me very much and shows a way to achieve more with less!

My artwork is being featured at Sewell Gallery of Fine Art during the month of October.
My reception is Saturday Oct. 4, 6-9pm. I hope to see you!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"Brilliant Afternoon Light Arcata Marsh" by Andrew Daniel

"Brilliant Afternoon Light Arcata Marsh" by Andrew Daniel
16" x 24" (40cm x 61cm) oil on wood panel
available through First Street Gallery


I was so excited by the combination of brilliant blues in the water and intense green of the duckweed. Fortune smiled upon the painter this summer and provided several richly sunny afternoons as I worked on this one.

 The opening will be this Saturday October 4th during Arts Alive! from 6-9pm. Come drop by and say Hi!

This piece is going to be in a show dedicated to the theme of the Humboldt Bay at the First Street Gallery in October. Some of our Lost Coast Daily Painters will be represented in the show. Besides myself, there will be bay landscapes from Stock Schlueter, Kathy O'Leary and Mimi Laplant in the back gallery. In the front Gallery Cindy Hooper will have 6 video installations and Mary Mallahan will have a large scale ceramic model of the bay.


Friday, September 26, 2014

"Don't Forget Me" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original painting titled "Don't Forget Me" measuring 10" by 22" on Rives paper. To bid, click here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"Morning Light on Liscomb Slough" by Andrew Daniel

"Morning Light on Liscomb Slough"
12" x 16" (30cm x 40cm) oil on wood
available through First Street Gallery

The morning here in Humboldt is my favorite time to paint. Everything is soft, wet from the mist, slowly waking up, and waiting for the sun to come out.  I was really inspired by the bands of blues and purples, and the oyster beds waiting for their morning maintenance visit.

This piece is going to be in a show dedicated to the theme of the Humboldt Bay at the First Street Gallery in October. Some of our Lost Coast Daily Painters will be represented in the show. Besides myself, there will be bay landscapes from Stock Schlueter, Kathy O'Leary and Mimi Laplant in the back gallery. In the front Gallery Cindy Hooper will have 6 video installations. I know there is also a ceramicist building a large scale model of the bay and a photographer who also is dealing with bay issues.


The opening will be on Saturday October 4th during Arts Alive! from 6-9pm.

Friday, September 19, 2014

"Desert Poppy" by Joyce Jonte

This is an original watercolor painting titled "Desert Poppy" measuring 12" by 16" on Arches 140 lb. To bid, click here.