Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Arizona landscape painting

A new landscape of the Verde River in Cottonwood, Arizona. It's done in oils and is 14x18 in size. I tried to capture the Arizona light using a limited color palette. This work will be for sale at the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters Auction on Sept. 29th in  the Seattle Design Center.  

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Three works on exhibit

I have had 3 works selected for the Eastside Association of Fine Arts "Anything Goes Show" that begins next week at the Seattle Design Center, in south Seattle. These are from my "Swirls" series that begin with many lines and then I color in and add more lines until I develop a rich surface. I first did these in small pencil and marker works, then expanded them until now these are 52x42 inches in size. It's my first chance to exhibit several of them together. They are titled "Infinity", Black, Red X, and Blue, as looking at the works is like staring into the universe. 

New small landscapes

Had trouble again with the software but found a workaround.
Here are 3 small landscapes. Bottom two are painted using a limited palette, just blue, ochre, and white. Top one is an outdoor work completed indoors due to rain washing out the rest of the session. The two limited palette works are 5x7 and 6x8 while the  more colorful work is 6x8 and shows a view from Seattle's arboretum area, with a highway overpass in the distance.