Copper Kettle / Study

Color! The richness and variety of the orange in the kettle, fabric and flowers are complimented by the blue green of the foliage. To my eye this is irresistible!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Summer in Briceland

This was painted one hot day last June, when you urgently needed to shelter from the scalding heat. Today in contrast, it is dark and very stormy. Where do the robins hide out ?
7" x 10"

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Madrone Grove II

This study is a contrast between the row of trees in dappled shade with a landscape across the valley still getting full sunlight.
7" x 9"

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pears in Black and White

This painting shows a wide variety of the transparency of watercolor paint, going from the lightest tints to the deepest blacks, one of the reasons I love this medium.
9" x 12"

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pear Branch

This little watercolor is inspired by the classic beauty of the form and color of this subject.
7" x 10"
I have just returned from San Francisco where I browsed in galleries and museums and I feel energized by the new work I saw in the galleries, and renewed by the great old guys in the museums. Now I can't wait to get back to work here in my studio!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Peruvian Lillies

I am reading about Manet's flower paintings and am very inspired.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pt Reyes View

It has been only a week since I was in Pt Reyes, but it seems very long ago ...time and events move very fast. Then it was summer, now it is fall. This was painted as I sat in prickles and dried grasses on a headland above the bay, drenched in sweat from what seemed like a tropical sun. It was uncharacteristic weather for that part of the coast but very enjoyable.