Tuesday, April 28, 2009

pike place park

gouache, 3.5 x 11. This couple left just before a gaggle of religious pamphleteers descended upon us at Victor Steinbrueck Park. They all gave their names as "Jay," and oblivious to one another's failures to engage us in substantive discussion, each in turn attempted to save us. I guess painting in the park makes us fair game!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

teresa in the studio

10-year-old portrait of my friend-the-longest, oil, 18 x 12

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

ballard locks

here's my first sketch of the day from Seattle Plein Air's meetup at the locks on Saturday. Ink and gouache, 3.5 x 11

Sunday, April 19, 2009

lake forest park

5 x 7 oil sketch: looking south across Bothell Way from the Commons at Third Place Books

Saturday, April 18, 2009

in the commons

yesterday's sketch from the bookstore at Lake Forest Park, oil on panel, 8 x 10

Friday, April 17, 2009

fencepost study

yesterday's color study sketch, oil on hardboard, 8 x 8

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

mossy roof

oil sketch from the deck of a boat on the Point Ruston waterway (Dock Street, Tacoma) last week! 12 x 16

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

the gate

Yesterday's sketchcrawl effort. Here is the Gate to Seattle's International District as seen from Yummy Bakery. 3.5 x 5.5, ink and gouache.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

pink lamp incident

jazz, 24 X 36, 1998; private collection.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

be careful what you wish for (detail)

oil on canvas, about 30 x 36. All about family....

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

industrial tower

today's 8 x 6 plein air oil sketch of a view from under a dramatic Tacoma bridge. This tower was tiny on the horizon but glowing in the sun!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


a gouache conversion of ink drawing from sketchcrawl. 9 x 8, 2008

Monday, April 6, 2009

dan, protected by bog flowers

watercolor, 18 x 27. private collection.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


ink and watercolor, 4 x 6 inches -- a little doodle of our duckling.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

higher and lighter

pastel in wet on paper. About 18 x 13 (has been on loan for awhile, I'd have to look up the measurements).

Friday, April 3, 2009

do you want to dance?

Finally, a figurative piece. I wasn't going to put these up! But here is one. Oil, 29 x 40.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

ton plaisir

pastel in wet on paper. Collection of Terry and John Walsh.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009