Thursday, June 21, 2018

Making Waves

6x6
acrylic on gessobord
I captured a few shots of this guy having a blast on a sunny Seattle day.    I hope to do another painting of him playing fetch. He was absolutely in his element!  Happy Summer everyone!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Dockside Poppies

8x6
acrylic on gessobord
This is another painting from my Seattle visit last month.  The orange poppies alongside the walkway near Golden Gardens Park were really shining that day.  I've been looking forward to painting this one for quite some time.  I love all the colors, shadows, and warmth.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Surrounded By Blessings

6x8
acrylic on gessobord
What a week I've had!  Our sweet little dog, Chili Pepper, became deathly ill this past weekend.  We really didn't think he'd make it and the veterinarians had no answers.  I'd been praying for healing and answers for our little furry guy, and on Tuesday night, God answered them!  Chili is thankfully on the mend!  I wanted to paint this scene because it reminds me that God is all around!  I painted this from a photo I took about 10 years ago while out kayaking in the South Puget Sound.  Beautiful, huh!?  I also thought it would be perfect for this month's DPW "Sky Challenge".  Blessings to all of you!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Boys and Tonka Trucks

6x8
acrylic on gessobord
This is painted from my photo I took while in Seattle a few weeks ago.  These boys were adorable!  They came zooming past me at one point while "driving" their trucks along the path, making all the necessary truck sounds.  This was such a fun one to paint!  The colors!  The sunshine!  The water! These are a few of my favorite things...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Seashore Treasure Hunt

6x6
acrylic on gessobord
When our girls would get together with their friends, the fun and creativity would abound!  I have so many wonderful memories of the fun times they've had playing with their buddies.  I know I've said this before, but sometimes I wish I could go back in time, even for just a bit, to see them exploring and taking in their world without holding back.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Father Daughter Time

6x8
acrylic on gessobord
I've been challenging myself lately to work with more muted colors.  It sounds easy, doesn't it?  For me it's been a bit of a struggle!  It's worth it, though, because I know I'm stretching my boundaries.  I find I'm paying closer attention to values.  This painting is based off of a photo I took in Los Angeles last January at our daughter's regatta.  Enjoy!

Eileen

8x8
acrylic on canvas
This is a painting I did for a friend.  Isn't Eileen a cutie!  A couple of cool facts about this adorable girl...she only has 3 legs and she is training to be a service dog!  Enjoy!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Rudy

6x6
acrylic on gessobord
This painting was both rewarding and sad to paint.  One of my dear friends lost her sweet boy, Rudy, recently.  I never had the chance to meet him, but enjoyed watching his life through photos posted on Facebook.  I loved the feeling of peacefulness and relaxation I felt sweet Rudy was experiencing when I saw the photo I used for this painting.  R.I.P Rudy.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Sunny Day Water Play

8x6
acrylic on gessobord
I don't know how many of you have taken a dip in the Puget Sound, but let me tell you...It is Co-old! Especially in Seattle!  It doesn't seem to bother kids, though!  All the adults that braved it into the frigid waters had these pinched faces.  Oh to be young again.  Sigh.  This little girl was having a blast running to and from the water with her buddies. 

Tinker

8x8
acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
This is a painting I just finished for a friend.  I'm thinking I should have worked out some puppy play time for me in the deal!  What a cutie pie!