Wednesday, February 25, 2009

winslow ferry

So yesterday I took the day to go see the Hopper show at SAM and check out the ferry to Bainbridge and the beach there. Here is my favorite sketch from the ferry.

Monday, February 23, 2009

freeway park

back to Freeway Park Monday for Seattle Plein Air meetup, but Suzanne and I missed each other. Here is my favorite sketch from the park. I began a little oil sketch but didn't get far before it began raining.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

the life of wine

Painted this 8 x 6 oil sketch today for Monday Artday's movie quote challenge.
From Sideways:
Maya: No, I- I like to think about the life of wine.
Maya: How it's a living thing. I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing; how the sun was shining; if it rained. I like to think about all the people who tended and picked the grapes. And if it's an old wine, how many of them must be dead by now. I like how wine continues to evolve, like if I opened a bottle of wine today it would taste different than if I'd opened it on any other day, because a bottle of wine is actually alive. And it's constantly evolving and gaining complexity. That is, until it peaks, like your '61. And then it begins its steady, inevitable decline.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

spoon before breakfast

Here's today's small painting. Painted it this morning. Maybe I was hungry. 6 x 8, oil on canvas panel.

Friday, February 20, 2009

friday morning at green lake

Plein air sketch for today, oil, 8 x 10. What a way to start the day! It was cold but warmed up as the shadows receded.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

visiting freeway park

My favorite couple sketches from today: a man on the bus to downtown, and a view of freeway park.

Monday, February 16, 2009

parking lot

Here is what I did today. I sat in a parking lot waiting for someone. So I drew what was around me! I didn't have my favorite pen so I used some "value" pens and only got so far before time ran out.

let's do this together

Okay, here is a little ink drawing of my back porch from the other day when it was snowing. Print it out and color it in yourself any way you want to! If you email me a digital image I'll assume your permission to post it here.
Here is my gouache-painted version as well.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

coming soon

the weekly moment, at least one new painting each week.
later to become the daily moment!
In the meantime, here is something from last fall, a little oil sketch of downtown, near the convention center
A windy day and I was visiting Utrecht

Saturday, February 14, 2009

into the world

University of Washington campus, Sketchcrawl 21, January 10, 2009 --
a grey day doesn't have to be

Friday, February 13, 2009

haunting green lake

Here are my sketches from last Sunday's Seattle Plein Air outing! The first one is 4 x 6 in ink, waiting at The Urban Bakery for my fellow painters. The other two are oil sketches, first an 8 x 10 view of the Bathhouse Theatre from across the lake -- a very very cold foggy day! Later the grey lifted for just half an hour and gave me the tree above, looking almost like it's still autumn! This is a 6 x 8 oil sketch.
See another painter's gorgeous image of this same tree at Seattle Plein Air, here:

morning has come to half-sweet productions!

now to get some pictures on the walls!