Friday, November 27, 2015

Figure Drawing Class to Begin Jan 4, 2016. Eight weeks, Monday evenings, 5 30 pm to 8 30. Sign up at IMA.
Instructor, Annie Howell-Adams

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Painting trip to France

What could be better than a painting trip to France? We rented a house and car in Provence and spent 2 weeks exploring a small part of the Luberon. I prepared small chart art blanks, old navigation charts on heavy stock paper and drew with ink and Kremer watercolors. Most of the time we were oil painting, the chart art sketches were a fun way to document the trip and help find painting compositions. More to follow with the oils. The watercolor kit fit in a ziplock bag, very easy for traveling.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Heritage Mural Finished at St Joe's Hospital in Bellingham

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Paint,Paint, Paint....

It's been a busy winter working on the St Joseph Heritage Mural, 23 panels to create. Starting in the beginning and working my way down the 70 foot wall. I'm painting in my studio and will install panels at the hospital.Here's a few images in progress.

Friday, September 5, 2014

48" x 48" Abstract settled in it's new home in San Diego. Oil on canvas with rusty bottle caps.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Designing Panels for Historic Mural in Bellingham

Working with historic photos, I'm starting to design panels for the Heritage Mural project. Small loose sketches with ink and photo-shopped gray mid-tone values.

Friday, February 28, 2014

New Heritage Mural in Bellingham

> 1890's operating room at St Joseph 2 young nuns were invited to Bellingham to start a hospital, it was a lonely road. 1920's nurse in Fairhaven The sisters had a small dairy at the hospital for patients Running to the ER. There's a lot of great historic material to work with for the new Heritage Mural at Peacehealth, St Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. The Whatcom Museum has extensive photo archives. The space inside the hospital is 70 feet long. My design will tell the story of healthcare in Bellingham, starting in 1890's with the 2 sisters that came out west and sold tickets for the hospital they wanted to start.