Friday, February 27, 2009

Sweetheart of the Rodeo!

Why didn't I have boots like this when I was a girl?
Late night still life painting at Funk and Junk, painting and boots available.
20 x 20" oil on canvas

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

First Plein Air Painting of 2009

What a treat to be outside painting in Washington on Feb 18th! Super day at my favorite place, the beaches along the coastline, west of South Beach, at American Camp, San Juan Island. 16 x 20 oil on canvas.
The 2009 Schedule is now posted, check out Paint the San Juans

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Andrew McLaglen

Today, Andrew McLaglen entertained us with stories of his days in the film industry. He was a wonderful model.
Acrylic, mixed media on old piloting chart
and quick sketch with felt pen.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Dogs in the snow

This oil painting and the pug below were created as a donation to the animal shelter at last year's Wag's to Riches auction. I donated a blank canvas with the idea that I would paint the owners's dog. There was a lot of enthusiasm for that at the auction, so I offered a second blank canvas. Just under $3000. was raised for the shelter! All for a good cause.

Sadly, I just learned that both of these dogs are gone, within the last month.
I'm glad to have spend time looking at their wonderful faces....My condolences
to the Brunkows for their loss.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Connie's Little Pug

16 x 20 oil on canvas, with copper leaf....
Connie's little pug. Cute!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Dodie Gann sits for her portrait

I did 2 versions of Dodie today, she was a wonderful model.
Mixed media on old piloting chart, gesso, pencil, acrylic, aquarelle pencils, matt medium.....about an hour pose for each drawing.