Monday, January 26, 2009

Fred Yockers, Island Icon

Fred Yockers, well loved Drama Instructor and Director.
Mixed media on old piloting chart: grease pencil, acrylic, prismacolors, 18" x 24"

Friday, January 23, 2009

Drawing project from Wetcanvas, Tricycle!

Funky old tricycle, mixed media, pencil, acrylic, and old stickers from an estate sale. What am I going to do when I run out of these stickers????

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Calling Islanders to sit for a Portrait

Calling Islanders who would like to sit for a portrait. I would love to draw you. If you have some free time, sunday mornings, we could use models for our drawing class. Call if you would like to be immortalized in paint or pen! 378 2638. Don't worry, nude modelling not necessary!
We had a great session with Dennis Willow this week. He entertained us with stories of ice diving under the South Pole, Simplified Neurobiology, music recorded on garage band by his daughter, differences between jazz and rock drumming, and his current research about finding the neurological bases for the internal magnetic compass of sea slugs!
I brought a pile of old arial pilot's charts to use this week, which by chance worked nicely as Dennis is also a pilot.
Mixed media, actually no paint, felt pen, gesso, sumi and walnut ink, colored pencil, plus weird little stickers I found at an estate sale....
Available at Funk & Junk. $300.

Daily Oil Painting, Yellow Field

I'm always drawn to yellow fields, I guess it reminds me of France. Here's a small oil, 8" x 10", part of the online group at wetcanvas. Available at Funk & Junk $195.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

San Juan Island, Winter....... Sunday Art Class to Start

It's a wet winter here with a kind of a quiet beauty. The wild roses are burgundy, the trees stay green and the lichens revive on the fence posts. Here's 12" x 16" oil on canvas of an island barn. Available at Funk & Junk $425.

Sunday Art Class will begin Jan 18. This 6 week session we will be concentrating on the basic building blocks of drawing, line, observational skills, light and values, shapes and textures, perspective, & composition. Each week we will have a take home project. Looks like a great group so far, Sharon Lannon, Wendy Woods with her daughter Echo, Mya Burnett, and Virginia Van Camp. Look for our drawings on this blog, Only simple supplies, call for more info 378 2638

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Wetcanvas Weekly challenge

During this dark wet, and cold weather, Sharon, Linda and I have been doing the weekly challenge over on Wetcanvas, that is to pick a photo from their uploads, and in 2 hours do your interpretation of it. It's great fun to do.