Friday, October 11, 2013

English Rhodies: Sold

The rhododendrons in Cornwall, England, are huge and lush.    This painting is from a photo taken on a walking trip in that beautiful corner of the world.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hart's Pass in July: Sold

If you love to hike, Hart's Pass in Washington's Cascade Mountains is a wonderful place.  This trail is part of the Pacific Crest which goes from Canada to Mexico.   July is perfect for wildflowers -- lupine, indian henry's, thistle, and many others.   The painting was done from a photo in my home studio.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dream Tide: Sold

This impasto painting of the Pacific near La Jolla, California, was done with a palette knife and lots of thick oil paint.   I used an undercoat of red/orange that comes through in places.    The mixture of colors and textures creates activity and movement in the painting.    Surf's up! 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Tuscan Hillside near Sienna: Sold


This painting of a village near Sienna, Italy, was done in my home studio from a photo taken last June.   A red undercoat shows through the yellows and greens of the painting.    This scene has been done many times, but.....it is hard to resist trying to capture the beauty of Tuscany.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Tuscan Hillside: Sold

This little study was done from a photo taken near Sienna, Italy last June.     If you are a Tuscan traveler, this painting may bring back fun memories, as the scene does for me.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Single Hydrangea: Sold

This painting was done in my home studio from a photo.    The many shades of blues, purples and pinks of this hydrangea were enticing.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hart's Pass - Cascade Mountains, WA


Hart's Pass at 6,800 feet is the highest pass in the state of Washington, accessed by 10 miles of dirt road.  If you love hiking among wildflowers on a sunny day -- this is the place for you.   I used lots of squishy paint on this one to convey the richness of the scene.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Fall Folliage

If you are a Fall person, you would love this spot in Maine near the capitol of Augusta.    The painting is from a photo I took a few years ago on a very fun trip through New England.    The dark trees in the background help pop the colors of the showboats upfront.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Blue Delphinium: Sold

Metro Market in West Seattle has a wonderful flower stall that can be very inspiring for a flower lover.    These blue delphinium were beautiful against the brick wall in the background.   

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Purple Hydrangea Bouquet: Sold

I used lots of paint for this bouquet of pink and purple hydrangeas.   The painting was done from life in my little studio.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Nice Bunch!: Sold

Still going for red vegies.   This was from life in my little home studio.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Two Big Slicers and a Roma: Sold

Tomatoes are more than just food, to me (any many home gardeners) they are sculptures.   It is great fun to paint their many shades of red.   

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cascade Mountain Home: Sold

This painting is from a photograph of a cabin in the Cascade Mountains near Cle Elum, Washington.  I used a red underpainting to warm up the cools of the greens and blues, and lots of juicy oil paint.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Northwest Spring: Sold




This charming scene is from Eastern Washington State near the town of Colville, my husband's home.   The lemon greens and blues help convey the feeling of Spring that was filling the air.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Oregon Dahlia Fields: Sold


My husband and I love to grow dahlias, and we especially like to visit Swan Island Dahlia Farm in Canby, OR.   July through October the fields of flowers are an incredible sight.   This painting has lots of thick paint to convey the richness of the scene.   If you are a flower lover, I hope it speaks to you.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Rain or Shine? Puget Sound Afternoon: Sold

This is a study done in a friends back yard.   She is so lucky to have this beautiful view of the Olympic Mountains over Puget Sound in Seattle.   

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Mt. Rainier: Sold

This view of Washington State's Mt. Rainier was from the Naches Loop Trail.   The painting was done in my home studio from a photo taken last August.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hello Spring: Sold

I love doing animal portraits and this young robin just insisted on posing.     The painting was done in my little home studio from a photo.