Friday, March 20, 2009

gas works park

Raining, windy, freezing! So naturally, 6 brave artists soldiered forth into the deluge. It was great to meet some new friends and reconnect with old ones! Here is my oil sketch, its progress truncated by the need to get warm and flexible again! Maybe a return trip to refine it will be in order soon. Yet I kind of like it as is, a picture of this day in my life!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

third place books

Here are my sketches from today's Seattle Plein Air meetup at Third Place Books. What a great place to watch people unobtrusively!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

duck island

Hey, here's a little (9 x 12) plein air oil sketch from last summer!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

shrub of flame

Okay, so here's today's daily effort! If you are reading this you must be my friends, so you can see this progression. You have to start at the bottom of today's post.
Here's the current permutation. I like it to look at, but we'll see if it stops there.

Next, the first stage in today's transformation of this painting in the studio:
First, the 6 x 8 plein air oil sketch from a couple months ago that never had quite enough value differentiation to make me happy. This is how it really looked though, a red bush and yellow trees in my neighborhood on a grey day:

Saturday, March 7, 2009

launch point

Here is a quiet watercolor from a while back. North Lake Union/Gas Works Park area. My favorite neighborhood, mixed marine/industrial/residential!

Friday, March 6, 2009

parking lot trees!

Here's a little (6 x 8) oil sketch I did sitting in the front seat of my car in a parking lot at Green Lake last fall, when the trees were still full of paint, I mean leaves.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

waiting at the allegro

This is my favorite tiny sketch from waiting for others to arrive for the last worldwide sketchcrawl, January 10, 2009. Hapless stranger didn't know he'd end up here. Sort of like me!
So then I started playing around with it with colors. Fun!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

higher and lighter

Pastel in wet on paper, about 26 x 18? It has been on loan for a while so I haven't seen it lately, revisiting it here!