Saturday, January 22, 2011

Laundry Day: Sold

I painted this from a photo taken by my neighbor when she visited an Afrikan village. She found the people though poor to be very happy with their families, friends, and village life. Somehow this cheerful scene seemed to convey the feelings they expressed.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tuxedo Cat: Sold

Black and white cats always have such an air of elegance and attitude, their portraits are fun to paint. The high contrast of their color provides natural drama.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Garden Gate

This lovely garden is near our home in West Seattle. The arbor of peach roses and purple clemetis was too tempting to resist, although it was a challenge to simplify all of the textures and colors in the scene.