Friday, September 18, 2009

visiting the floodplain

Ah, Skagit Valley rain! This is 12 x 12 acrylic on canvas.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

jazz night

Trying to figure out how to get luminous color jazz going in a permanent medium that doesn't need protection from the elements. Love the way gouache sits up on gessoed board; want to get acrylic to do the same so I don't have to spray-varnish. Meanwhile, here is my latest such experiment with gouache. 9 x 12. Still in the first glow with this one, I admit I love it!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

the gas works revisited

Here is a small sketch from our Urban Sketchers - Seattle crawl last month. Love painting in this park, 300 degrees of city/water/industrial view! It's about 4 x 6, inks-and-gouache on black paper.