Monday, July 23, 2012

My pastel painting, "Hyak Shade", won Third Place at the Peninsula Art League's Summer Members show during the Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival last weekend.  It will be hanging at Kimball Espresso and Gallery in Gig Harbor for a couple of months starting Monday, July 23rd. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

This is a plein air oil painting I did last Saturday at the Blue Willow Lavender Festival in Vaughan WA.   There was thunder in the distance and puffy clouds in a blue sky, a really beautiful day. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

These are the three pastel paintings I've entered into the Emerald Downs Equine Juried Art Show for this weekend.  If you happen to be out that way, I hope you will stop by to see the show - always wonderful to look at especially if you like horses!  Top: Benny, 17" x 11; middle: Carousel #2, 11" x 17"; and bottom: Fair On Board, 17" x 23". 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Just finished this new oil painting, "X Marks the Spot", 48" x 30".  It went pretty quickly - took me about 3 days of concentrated painting (with occassional breaks to watch Harry Potter movies ;-).

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Thank you to everyone who voted for my painting, "Where Nymphs Play" as People's Choice at Collective Visions Gallery during Bremerton's First Friday Artwalk!  The featured artist this month is Dee Molinaar.  He has quite an impressive collection of watercolor paintings of mountains, and Gail Hornsby's students are showing their work in the Boardroom.  Come and see all the wonderful art through July 28th at 4th and Pacific in Downtown Bremerton. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I just finished this little oil painting (14" x 11) as part of a series of six alpaca paintings for use as greeting cards that my brother and sister-in-law will be selling through their Sun Gate Alpaca Ranch ( in Evanston/Casper WY .  Check out my Alpaca Gallery page at to see all six paintings.

Last Sunday I participated in the Gig Harbor Garden Tour.  This is one of the two paintings I did on site at the garden/farm on Horsehead Bay.  It was bright overcast and perfect weather for plein air painting.