Wednesday, July 21, 2010

BABC does Esperanza Inlet

Official logo of the BABC aka. BarelyAdequateBoatingClub, for our kayak trip to the NW end of Vancouver Island.  We are taking a converted mine sweeper that brings stuff to isolated villages, it will drop us off around Catala Isl. marine park, from there we plan to explore the area, Neptune willing.  Back in August.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Sherman was a perfect choice for my demo painting at the Peninsula Art League Festival today.  I think there were almost as many dogs, of every conceivable shape, size and color, as there were people.  The other bonus was that I didn't even fight with the paint... just laid it on down there.  Guess I should paint with an audience more often.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Destiny's Child

New painting, up at the Gig Harbor Art Festival this weekend.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer Clouds

The clouds broke apart in clumps yesterday, lumps of foam in a wave tossed sky. The lowest tides of the summer have been the last few days.... the eel grass beds are full of baby crabs and fish.  If you stop to listen you can hear the tidepool conversations; snaps, pops and sighs of marine creatures adjusting to a dry world.  Birds; gulls, terns, guillimots, crows and the eagle all taking a turn at the smorgasbord.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Painting the Lavender Field

Joined Peninsula Art League painters at the Blue Willow Lavender Farm in Vaughn, WA near my home.  (check out their excellent website) Haven't painted en plein air for a long time and clearly it will take more practice before the results are more about the location and mood rather than about how to apply the paint!  These young lavender fields are neat as a pin, not messy like my rendition.  Good thing the farm proprietors are very accommodating, I'll just have to go back to paint another day.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Got Treats?

I met the youngest, old basset hound named Sherman the other day.  He gives the best "got treats?" look.   I'm thinkin' you may see him on this blog again, I love dogs with character!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Afternoon on the Road

I've been in a painter's slump lately so I'm happy to finally have something to show that I actually like.  Appropriately enough it's an image from one of my afternoon runs which are the main thing that keeps me sane (sortof :-)