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!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

One Way

The summer heat on the east coast prompts me to post this watercolor of a street scene in NYC, painted  earlier this spring as a commission. It was a challenge to get the light right - the cool light of the city is very different than the light I usually see here.
I like challenges!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Suzanne's Garden

Summer, and why we love it!

Painted on 300# paper 20 1/2" x 28 1/4"

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mattole River Valley

This landscape looks eastwards towards Petrolia from a hill high above the Mattole River, close to where it flows into the Pacific. The river meanders through many sandbars before finally reaching the ocean. In this valley the air is fresh and the wind is strong. The riverbank is edged with large sloping grasslands and rugged wooded hills of alder, fir, tan oak, and maple. The world feels fresh here.

This commissioned  painting is 40" x 18 "

Saturday, July 2, 2011

At Suzanne's

My neighbor's garden is in full bloom, and today I sat under an umbrella in her yard, painted, watched butterflies, kept the cat company and felt very fortunate indeed !
This study is 12" x 13 1/2"