Tuesday, March 31, 2009

haunting heaven

pastel in wet on paper, 30 x 40. My beloved old Wallingford neighborhood...

Monday, March 30, 2009

pink rat

jazz acrylic on paper, 24 x 36

Sunday, March 29, 2009

thanksgiving day

Here is a little oil sketch from last fall, 6 x 8 on canvas/hardboard panel. I painted it in the parking lot of the hospital where I had spent so much time previously with my dad, and even more previously with my mom. Since it was a holiday parking was free.

Friday, March 27, 2009


oil on linen, 22 x 28.

zebra coat

This is a fractured image painting referencing one of my more elaborate fiber pieces. Heavy-weave patterned silk was first dyed in the shibori tradition, and then fashioned into the Zebra Coat. For this image I laid it out somewhat flat and placed objects of personal meaning to me across it; then crossed this pattern with garden swaths in the painted image. Watercolor, 36 x 54.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

someone's heaven

The view from the dock accessing my studio in 1998; watercolor and pastel; commissioned, in private collection.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

ballard sunday market

plein air oil sketch on gessoed masonite with acrylic underpainting, 9 x 12; August 2008.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

glowing impalas

acrylic on paper, jazz animals series, 24 x 36. Collection of Pamela McDonald.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

peach feast

jazz acrylic on paper, 24 x 36

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009


watercolor on paper, private collection.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


The view from my studio dock door, plein air oil on canvas, 20 x 30

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

ruby slippers

Here's a relatively new jazz piece, acrylic on paper, 44.5 x 59.

Monday, March 16, 2009

from the dock

An older watercolor on paper, the view out my (then) North Lake Union studio front glass doors. About 9" x 9".

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

water vapors

This is the reservoir on Roosevelt! oil on canvas, 20 x 30. Collection of my dear friend Teresa Lawson.

Friday, March 13, 2009

mon plaisir

Pastel in wet on paper, 36 x 40. Collection of Patricia Emmons and Bill Curtis.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

painted silk

This watercolor on paper, 18 x 26, references a shawl woven from torn silk I had previously dye-painted, some with images, some just with color. The crystal is my mother's; the ruby glass and china are mine. These objects of personal value surround the most perfect of all gifts -- sweet fruits.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

yellow trees

Here is an older landscape from the east side, pastel on paper, 30 x 40.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

red beads

Today's daily, 6 x 6, oil on panel.

Monday, March 9, 2009

blue bottle

Here is yesterday's little painting, 4 x 6, oil on panel. Still wet and full of sparkles from the flash, will have to reshoot it later!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


And now for something completely different: an older commissioned jazz piece, acrylic on paper, about 44" x 58".

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Watercolor, 22 x 15. Found this scene at the Center for Wooden Boats. Private collection.

Friday, March 6, 2009

who is with me in the woods?

Another pastel, this one a small sketch, painted in wet on paper.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

intimate distance

This is the view from my old studio whose access was on a dock on north lake union, pastel on paper, 30 x 40. How lucky was I to be there?!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


From jazz still life series, 24 x 24, acrylic on paper. Private collection.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


1997 watercolor on paper, 18 x 26. Collection of Martha Dawson.

Monday, March 2, 2009

san diego 1978

oil on canvas, 30 x 24; painted in 1996.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

mother's crystal

Prismacolor, 8 x 10, 1995.