I am so happy to get to paint with oils again. My allergies kept me from oils due to the hideous solvants necessary- but now thanks to water miscible oils- I can paint solvant free!
Here are some recent oils - done "en plein air".
Great Log Home and Farm near Horsehead Bay on the Garden Tour. The Perrial plant vendor took pity on us artists painting in rain and loaned us a tent to paint under. I made a custom frame for this little oil- promised to the garden owner...
Bob and I painted side by side at this overlook. We tried to stay out of the way- but we were an attraction all by ourselves! To read the whole story: http://www.blurb.com/books/4638742-washington-en-plein-air
11"H x 14"W
At a plein air paint out behind the Gig Harbor History Museum. Ned- part of family that owned Shenandoah is sizing up the list of things to accomplish that day. Oil on Panel
Great historic Boat building facility in Gig Harbor that I painted from their dock. They are preparing to add a marine railway back (on all those piles) to move big boats in and out- as soon as they raise enough money. Oil on Canvas panel
This is a view of Purdy Bridge with a small homage to Mssr Monet. Gotta say- when the tide has been a minus 4 ft tide and it's coming up to a plus 12 foot- well, that's a lot of fast water under the Bridge- why aren't we generating power with this? Oil on canvas panel
Early in the summer of 2013, we painted at the site of the old ferry dock at the end of harborview in Gig Harbor. there is great view of netsheds below- and iconic tribute to our fishing heritage. We plan to paint a lot more of them and have a show in Spring 2014- stay tuned! Oil in canvas panel
8"H x 10"W
We visited a nice sustainable Farm on Ray Nash Road. This little red heifer was so interested in what I was doing. At one point- so was the flock of sheep- they almost hijacked my easel!Oil on canvas panel
9"H x 12"W
On out trip to France, we rented a house in Cotignac, Provence for a week. Sunny yellow walls with blue shutters, a tile roof and terraced garden. We took a "day off" just to paint and drink it all in. Oil on canvas panel
One of the best all time memories- my husband and I got artists passes to paint inside Giverny after closing- had the whole place to ourselves. HAD to paint alongside the famous waterlily pond- no lilies yet- but still wonderful. It was a calm evening with sun to bless us after a week of cold and rain. Oil on canvas panel
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