July 28, 2009

It's Finished!

I'm very happy! I finished the house commission and feel satisfied with the results. There's a moment at the end of a project when I hope to feel a sense of well being and pride. It doesn't always happen but with this project it definitely happened.
There's a plein air week-long event coming up that I'll attend in Cle Elum beginning Aug 2. I'm excited and nervous, haven't been painting outside yet this summer so I'm rusty.

July 21, 2009

quick update

House commission almost done,
my garden in bloom,
kids in my art classes,
and my guys.

July 7, 2009

progress updates and some new work

I hope to finish up the house commission with about 10 more studio hours!
The overall painting needs warmed up and details added.
The rest of the images are more studio still lifes. I have to admit my direction is a little scattered, there needs to be more thought put into where I want to go with these paintings. One of the goals still is to work the backgrounds with more transparent darks and have had some success with the apricots.

July 4, 2009

Bothell Art Fairs Kid Corner

My family and I ran the kids corner at our local art fair. We offered free activities for the kids visiting the fair. The weather and setting were gorgeous and the kids seemed to really enjoy themselves.

July 1, 2009

a couple of new paintings I have at the Kaewyn gallery.