Thursday, November 29, 2007

Winter Visit to Shaw Island, Barn

Luckily I had my paints in my car on a visit to Shaw Island. I had painted at this spot on Blind Bay earlier in the year, though facing in another direction. This huge old dairy barn sits up on a hill, with an old apple orchard leading down to the road. Here is a 6 by 8" oil on panel, a plein air...which means painted on location. Here is a photo of my initial sketch. I often do a quick sketch before painting to think about composition, and edit what I see.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Session with model, 2 portraits

At a figure drawing group typically things get started with quick 1 minute sketches, then poses are held for 5 minutes. Finally models hold 20 minute poses or longer. Sometimes a pose is held,and models are given breaks and then they resume the same pose. The longer the pose the better for most artist! We typically have 20 minute poses to gather as much visual information as possible. Here are 2 6 by 8" portraits directly painted with oils on small panels.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Doll Clothes

You would think as an antique dealer I might collect something important...I have a collection of miniature doll quilts and vintage doll clothes in my laundry room. Here is a daily painting of one of my favorite vintage doll clothes pinned to an old doll quilt.
Available on Etsy
Oil on panel, 6" x 8", $95. Thanks for looking!

Hey Sugar

Today's daily painting, an impasto (thick paint) oil on panel of my jadite sugar shaker. 6 by 8" a companion to yesterday's salt & pepper painting. $95.
Available on Etsy

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Salty and Peppy

Today's daily painting, my old jadite salt and peppers. The painting is an oil on birch panel, approx. 6 by 6".
Sold, Thank you Deb! Email or phone for inquiries at toll free 1866 374 4272, or (360) 378 2638. Thanks, Annie

Friday, November 23, 2007

A Painter's Brushes

A freshly painted oil on canvas of my brushes. I have cans of them on the window sill. No flowers this time of year here, so a bouquet of brushes. The edges of the 5 x 7" canvas are painted so you can put it right on a small easel, or frame it.
Available on Etsy Sold, Thank you Suzy!
Email or phone for inquires at 1 866 374 4272 Thanks! Annie

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

First Posting on Daily Oil Painting

How nice to have a model who is pregnant! 8 months and counting. My first daily painting posting is a 5 x 7" oil painting on a small canvas of a wonderfully pregnant woman, done from life.
If you have an interest in this daily painting, please email me, This painting is $95. unframed.

Or, my tollfree number is 1 866 374 4272, which rings into our Antique shop, Funk & Junk Antiques. I hope to do some vingnettes of cool retro junk here at the store.


Frame is $25 and shipping only exact amount to your location. Painting will be bubble wrapped for safe shipping.

Other artwork can be viewed at my webpage, (click to it at profile)