Monday, June 29, 2009

Pool in the Shade of Cedars

This may be the blackest painting I`ve ever done. How to suggest the peace and sensuality of such dark places? Nathan Fowkes, is a master of the shadowy landscape.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Stanley Park

We just returned from our long awaited vacation to the San Juan and Gulf Islands, Victoria and Vancouver. The weather was cool and beautiful, the islands sparkled and the Canadians were wonderful. Yet Stanley Park in Vancouver had it all. I could spend the rest of my life walking and painting that park! I`m really wanting to work, a studio visit with Dana Roberts and her husband Joe Miller got me all fired up.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New Season

This began as another of the winter forests I`ve been working on for months. The Minto Brown Island preserve I saw last November was so rich with potential. But the brittle delicacy and quiet mood I was working toward, just wasn`t coming together. Maybe because it is spring. I had painted two studies of this composition in watercolor so I turned the process in that direction. It`s evolution is evident.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Over the Sea 13

This theme sustains me.
I will be an artist in residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology next Feb., and I think I`ll attempt a really big version in the larger studio there. I`ve painted a 60"x60" canvas in my home studio but it was very awkward.