Friday, July 27, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Look to the sky.....

Just before sunset...

Pullman, WA at sunset

I've had clouds and sky on my mind these past few months.  I seem to be engaged in a totally different task when I look up and see some incredible sky hovering above me........just flaunting itself in front of my eyes, while I carry in the groceries or check the mailbox.  As if to let me know a beautiful painting is always waiting for me to paint....every day....any minute, I'm just not making time for it. 

The two paintings above were done on a hilltop in Pullman, WA.  The sun was setting and we grabbed all our gear and raced to catch the last of the light and color of that evening sky.  Fun!  I loved the speed and immediacy of these paintings.....color only!  My last lesson of the trip and I had no idea it was going to be taught. Thank you Henry for teaching me these past few years, I have appreciated all you have taught me. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

4th Avenue

"Fourth Avenue"
30" x 40"  oil

This painting is from 2006, but it's dear to my heart. 
This one marked the start of me taking oil painting seriously.
Soon after this painting, I created space in my home for a studio, and gave myself permission to buy lots of canvas and paints!  And that's where all the fun began!