Sunday, March 28, 2010

Little Yoho Golden Larches #1 and #2

One of the most wonderful places on earth at the best time of the year. I spent a week there in September in the Canadian Alpine Club Hut, painting watercolors and taking photos. One of my fondest memories. I had also spent two weeks in this park in another summer and remember the mosquitoes. Otherwise, a very beautiful and spiritual location for any artist.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Gros Ventre Camp View


I sat in the campground and painted some plein air landscapes. This winter, while looking through my old photos, I thought the big cottonwoods would make a good subject for a little painting on copper. I have a very warm spot in my heart for cottonwoods. They were prominent several places I have lived and they perfume the air when in bud or shedding leaves.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mushrooms for the Meal


I love little bowls to leave a tea bag in or to organize the ingredients for a dish that I am cooking. The way the dish hangs over the column says mushroom to me, so I put mushrooms in it. They turned out to be a bit harder to paint than expected. That just made them more fun. Had to hurry though, as they wanted to dry and shrivel on me. These became part of a beef cannelloni mushroom stew that was even better than I expected. Twice the fun!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Alla Prima Plein Air at Walter's Part 1

Yes, I have been busy getting this little show ready for our neighborhood hangout. It will be up March 1-30, 2010 and exhibits landscapes painted rapidly on location.

The Scoop at Walter's
6408 32nd Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Open 6:00am-7:00pm daily except Fri and Sat open until 8:00pm

Alla Prima Plein Air at Walter's Part 2

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pepper Pair

These peppers are really just too perfect, but they sure tasted good. It is hard to find organic peppers and they usually don't look very different from the regular peppers. The apples and pears almost always look different.

The advantage of painting food is that you get to eat it later. Sweet, crunchy and fresh, hard to beat these peppers for taste appeal as well as eye appeal.