Friday, May 18, 2018

Baja Coast Rocks



"Baja Coast Rocks", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Musuem Board
This is another of the palette knife paintings I did when visiting Jolyn in Baja. We stood out on the cliffs above the Pacific with the waves crashing on the rocks.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Autumn Woods Idaho


"Autumn Woods Idaho", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board

This is another painting with my experimental palette knife work. There is something about the palette knife that takes me out of my ordinary thinking habits, not to speak of the physical ones. I'm curious how others work with the palette knife. Sometimes I take the painting off the easel and turn it around from top to bottom and side to side just to get the paint on where I want it. When its on the easel, I seem to frequently get in the way.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Idaho Farmland


"Idaho Farmland", 6 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board

I've been doing studies recently, in the smaller size range, vacillating between painting knife and brush and in the process at times becoming disoriented as to my method. But that has to be all to the good, right? This one had just a few brushstrokes with a simple composition.


Monday, April 9, 2018

Sierra Madre Winter


"Sierra Madre Winter", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board
I painted this after my trip to Pescadero in Baja in January, 2018. It was an attempt to capture the atmosphere and color of the Sierra Madre and the desert in winter. I have been experimenting with painting knife, but with this painting I went back to the brush. I know there are areas in the Southwest, mountains and desert, that are equally beautiful. There is a special feeling about each place and a painting helps me to remember the magic of a place--in this case, Baja.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

River Crossing San Jacinto


"River Crossing San Jacino", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board
When I was in Baja with Jolyn, we drove up into the Sierra Madre on a windy dirt road. Surprisingly there was a river crossing at San Jacinto that we decided we'd best not attempt. So we painted the river and the view of the mountains. Our companions were a mama pig and her two piglets who were very interested in what we had with us! This painting was another experiment for me with water soluble paints and painting knife application.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Storm Over Utah


"Storm Over Utah", 10 x 12, Oil on Museum Board
I am actually creating an inventory for my paintings and sorting them by date, because otherwise, in the gigantic mess of my studio, I can't find the one I am looking for. My mother's famous last words: "If you can't find something, clean up!" This is a painting I did a few months ago.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Sierra Madre from Pescadero



"Sierra Madre from Pescadero", 8 x 10, Oil on Museum Board
This was another palette knife experiment painted from Pescadero on the west side of the tip of Baja--the view across the desert to the Sierra Madre. I had always imagined Baja to be a very long flat peninsula, so it was a happy surprise to find that the Sierra Madre run to the tip of Baja--beautiful mountains with few highways across to the east coast.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Zangle Cove Winter - Sold


"Zangle Cove Winter", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board

I'm continuing with my palette knife experiments! This is the first painting of Zangle Cove I've done in a long time. But there it is, always in front of me from my studio window. We are still working to protect Zangle Cove from an industrial geoduck farm.
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