Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Winter Solstice

Winter solstice imagined, inspired by a Frank Buchanen Painting, a local Seattle landscape architect.

Monday, December 15, 2008


The dandelion is active and spatial as an 'object' drawing. Expression is key to create space.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Neighborhood Commercial

painting a day, well not quite. Been busy, (oxymoron) getting ready for the new show at Muse Coffee Company.

Monday, November 10, 2008

day 5

day 5: poppies, again
wet on wet color

day 4, open space 1

water color study, beginnings of open space(s) , a december show on queen anne.

Monday, November 3, 2008

day 3

Poppies in positive and negative. Love that scanner!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

day two

Landscape painting is so forgiving. I find this subject offers many
possibilities to create creative compositions.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

painting a day

I have decided to create painting a day for the total month of November.  Scanning these images can evoke more evocative qualities within the media.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Gas Works Park is a wonderful subject for drawing. A day out in the Park, using all our senses. Light changes continuously. Catch it fast.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

tone study/still life

Class has begun and after 3 weeks we are studying tone currently.  The class is talented and eager. Full range of darks to the other end of the spectrum to highlights are key to a successful tone study.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

union gap

Sketches on site and those done away from the site may differ greatly.
 I hope to get back to the site and sketch in place and then compare the two views.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


It is amazing how technology can enhance an image: color, intensity, detail and composition.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Sock monkeys have meaning in my life. I love to draw them as well. 
Soft tones with gentle strokes; appropriate to the nature of these creatures. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Sunny day today in Seattle, summer finally has arrived.

More watercolor evaluation:
Brush strokes are those best with intention, literally 'less (stroke) is more'.

The grapes in my backyard are starting to fruit;
the birds are pleased. 

More study required of these vines, more definition perhaps

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

day one: painting with intention

water color and grey days:
finding inspiration: Using more intense color to a composition is critical, evoking an agricultural landscape, lush and nourishing. The grey days we are having lately in Seattle forces a palette, softer and with grey tones?