25 Sep

Portrait artist paints End of Jam

SOLD / “End of the Jam.” Oil on wood, 6 in x 8 in.

In this painting I wanted to convey the sticky quality of the empty jam jar. And in front of the jar is another one of those lovely red unpolished apples – you can see that it’s half-way polished just from my moving it around in the still life, trying to get a nice arrangement.

The jam color is actually similar to the colors I used in this cantelope painting, also painted on wood.

On a side note, the show at c’est la Vie in Edmonds went well. There was a good turnout and I got very positive feedback about my paintings. 15 of my small daily paintings and a couple 16×20 studio landscapes are up for another few weeks, so you still have time to see it if you are in the area and missed the opening (I took my two biggest paintings down so that I can show them next week in Spokane).

25 Sep

Portrait artist paints an Unpolished Apples

Unpolished Apples / 8×6 in / oil on canvas / $180

Unpolished Apples

In this painting I worked to convey the dusty quality of these pretty apples. They are fresh off a friend’s tree, and bright patches show through where hands have touched them. Oil on wood, 6 in x 8 in.

This painting has a similar technique / paint quality to a previous oil painting of flowers and apples.

My photo is not very good, I’m afraid. I’ll upload a new photo in a few days.


15 Sep

Skyscape II (#3292)

purple-skiesI saw this cloud formation as we were driving, made a couple sketches, and then painted it when we got home. I’ve been wanting to do some paintings more in this direction, and have made many attempts at capturing this mood; I’m pretty happy with this one. This has a similar ground plain placement as the Skyscape I painting.

18 in x 24 in, oil on canvas board.

13 Sep



I tried to capture the clouds as they passed outside my studio window. I am very happy with the luminous quality to this painting. I used new materials – this is on nice thick wood (gessoed). The edges are painted and I’m going to put hangers and bumpers directly on the back for a modern look. I haven’t decided if this will go in my Edmonds, WA show (at c’est la Vie, reception on the 17th), or my Spokane show (at 9 S. Washington Ave. on Oct 2nd-3rd). This has a similar ground plain placement as the Skyscape I painting.

Oil on wood, 12 in x 24 in.