Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Green and Violet
Oil on Wood
8" x 8"

I went to the Nicolai Fechin exhibit at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle last weekend, a great show! Fechin's technique is completely different from mine, of course, but I really admire his bravura with a palette knife and his excellent draftsmanship. It was also really interesting to see his work change over the years, from a dull palette to one with much more color. It's very worthwhile to see this exhibit; the paintings look very different from any of the photos I've seen of his work online or in print. A must see!

After the show I was inspired to get out my palette knife and play around, so I did this little self-portrait study (it's 5" x 7")

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Oil on Panel
16 x 20
October 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Oil on Panel
36 x 40

This piece has been accepted into the Edmonds Arts Festival, to be held in June 2012. I'll post a link when I get more information.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


It has been ages since I've posted here, mainly because I'm still working on one large painting. I don't want to show the whole thing until it's done, but here are a couple of progress photos. The top photo shows the painting after an initial acrylic block-in and one coat of oils, and the bottom photo shows a second layer. I never know how many layers I have to paint each element. I'm hoping to get this done in the next couple of months so I can show it to the public.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Green and Violet

Green and Violet
Oil on Panel
8" x 8"
This painting was finished in March but I forgot to post it here. This will be my last marble painting for a while as I've started on another large piece. I'm including a WIP photo here. I have blocked in most of the background and some of the other areas.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Group Show in Seattle

A few of my paintings will be shown at the Seattle Design Center as part of a group show with the EAFA organization. I plan to be at the reception on Thursday, March 10th. Here is the information about the show:

You’re Invited:
         EAFA Gallery at Seattle Design Center
          Exhibit II – March 1 through April 8, 2011
          Please join EAFA and our participating artists
  Opening Reception for Exhibit II
Thursday March 10, 2011   2:00 to 4:00 pm
Light Refreshments will be served
Open House & Reception
Thursday March 17, 2011   3:00 to 7:00 pm
Light Refreshments will be served
EAFA Gallery at Seattle Design Center
5701 Sixth Avenue South, A239
Seattle, WA.  98108
Gallery Hours:  Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
No Children under 12 Please

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Bunnies 2

Oil on panel
24" x 36"

Here is my latest painting. I'm also including a detail photo so you can see what the piece looks like close up. As you might be able to tell, I like these chocolate bunnies. I loved painting the intricate patterns in the crinkled foil.

This piece took several months to paint, so I'm taking a break from larger pieces after this and will be painting a couple of the small marble paintings before I do anything else.