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

treescape

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

rooftops

watercolor on paper, private collection.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

precipitation

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

summons

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

Saturday, March 7, 2009

sailboat

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

vivid

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

detente

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.