Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Painted this 8 x 6 oil sketch today for Monday Artday's movie quote challenge.
Maya: No, I- I like to think about the life of wine.
Miles Raymond: Yeah.
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
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
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
Friday, February 13, 2009
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.