Thursday, December 17, 2009

Goodbye 55 Chevy

I bought this car for my husband as a surprise to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the day we met in Port Townsend.  Very cherry and completely redone on the inside with white leather.  He sold it recently to a high school buddy.  Sniff.

Opening Reception - Of Clocks and Crows Exhibit, Arts Council of Snohomish County

Had about ten pieces in the main floor gallery.  This was a very fun September - October exhibit; there were quite a few characters, people and even dogs were dressed up as crows.  Made some new and interesting friends.

Calypso's Vigil, encaustic/mixed media tryptych

Raggedy Ann, polymer sculpture

Earthenworks Gallery, Port Townsend

Check out Earthenworks Galleries in Port Townsend and La Conner.  I love Port Townsend, it's where I met my husband and La Conner is charming, we like to stay on our boat at the marina.  Here are some examples at Earthenworks from my Idyllic series -- encaustic landscape blocks and also a clay ships figurehead. 

Idyllic Series, Encaustic on wood 5x5

SS Hildegarde, polymer clay

Granadas (In Progress), oil 12x16 SOLD

I'm still working on this painting, but it's coming along. A collector that has two of my other pomegranate paintings wants it. Hoping to get it done before Christmas.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Kingston Buccaneers fan

Our son Charlie is on the Kingston Buccaneers basketball jv team and my husband showed his support by asking me to carve a "K" into his hair. We embellished a little with school color for last night's game.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Holidays = time to paint pomegranates!

In honor of the holidays I feel the urge to paint pomegranates. Here's an oil I am currently working on. Now the difficult, nit-picky part -- applying numerous glazes to each tiny pomegranate seed. A way off from being done, but it feels like a good start...

A stand of birches at Bloedel Reserve.



Today, a dear friend and I walked Bainbridge Island's Bloedel Reserve. We had the entire frosted landscape to ourselves. The swans were out, nestled amongst many ducks. We stopped at the main house to admire the Christmas decorations, pausing for hot cider in the library. Then off to the poetically lit birch tree stands. The day was lovely and we took many pictures which I hope will inspire future paintings. After that we met other friends at a Bainbridge studio where we paint each Wednesday and were so happy to catch up that we had two tea breaks!