Sunday, January 31, 2016


watercolor 12x9 inches

I finished this painting this week.  I'd started it in late summer, just painting the flowers and drew in the vases and bottle.  This is the way I do most of my larger still life paintings with flowers.  Sometimes I've just plopped flowers into a jar and painted them and weeks or months later decided what I would put around them.  The design in the background is done with gouache (opaque watercolor). 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A Beach Painting from last Fall

oil painting 6x8  inches

This was probably the last plain air oil painting I did last year, down at the beach near the dock.  It is definitely the last one I didn't wipe out.

I've been hoping to put something new here for the last week, but I haven't been able to finish anything.  I am beginning to walk pretty well and there is less pain.  Instead of painting much, I've been catching up on paperwork and working on my gallery at Daily Paintwork.  And this morning I thought it time to do a little editing on my blogs and found several comments from last year that were never moderated. And there was one this month that never arrived in my email, and I checked my trash.  I guess I'd better check more often and apologize if I didn't respond sooner.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Belated Happy New Year

watercolor 6x6 inches

 This is a watercolor I painted last year of the Dude Creek Critical Habitat in Gustavus.  Sandhill cranes stop here on their spring and fall migration 

I had hoped to start  blogging regularly and do Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge this month, but after a two month hassle getting scheduled I went into Juneau on the ferry Monday and had arthroscopic miniscus repair surgery on Wednesday. I came home yesterday.  I had started 3 paintings before I went to Juneau, but its going to be a while before I'm going to easily go down the stairs to the studio too finish them.  Tomorrow, I hope to set up and paint in the living room.

I have been working on getting my gallery set up in Daily Paintworks.  I've yet to get a paypal button, but I do have prices and an email button. It's one thing at a time when the internet decides to let me in.