Friday, October 18, 2019

Death and The Sun

"Death and The Sun"
13 x 21 inches, oil on canvas

This is the Rider-Waite tarot deck - probably the most well-known tarot deck, designed in 1909, and painted by a female illustrator, Pamela Colman Smith! I've given you two, in the title - what other cards do you recognize?

Friday, September 27, 2019

Favor the Bold

"Favor the Bold"
10 x 10 inches, oil on panel

 Have a great weekend, whatever fortune has in store!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Three Spoons and Plums

"Three Spoons and Plums"
8 x 13 inches, oil on panel

The last of this year's crop of plum paintings!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Teal Toes

"Teal Toes"
10 x 10 inches, oil on canvas on panel

I'm back home from a wonderful work trip, teaching Portrait and a two-day boot camp in Northern California. Great students, great models, beautiful weather - what's not to love? 

I've got another portrait workshop coming soon - Sept. 21-22, on my home turf, in Eugene. Spaces are still available, and we have two beautiful models lined up. Join me and find out what Zorn palette is all about!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Plums and Milk

 "Plums and Milk"
24 x 24 inches, oil on canvas

Plums and Fabric, once again, along with the milk of the muse. 

Here is a color study I made before taking a deep breath and diving into this big beautiful canvas!

 "Plums and Milk (color study)"
8 x 8 inches, oil on canvas

The pair:

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Italian Plums

"Italian Plums"
12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

I was given a LOT of these plums by a generous friend with a generous tree. I made five paintings of them last week! So, abundance all around.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Plums on Pink and Blue

"Plums on Pink and Blue"
16 x 16 inches, oil on canvas

I'm exploring "Fabric" with my online mentorship students this month. They've already done some incredible things, and I'm discovering a newfound love for the stuff. Go figure!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

August Hydrangeas

"August Hydrangeas"
16 x 16 inches, oil on canvas

The colors in these "white" hydrangeas are so subtle and varied - I saw a lot of greens reflecting from the ground and the leaves. And where there's green, there's usually purple! Lucky me, my favorite color combo. 

I've got a few more workshops in 2019 - the next one is portrait painting in Eugene, Oregon. It's going to be a small, intimate group (8 max) at one of my favorite local studios, Whiteaker Printmakers. We'll be using the Zorn palette. What is it and how does it work? Come find out! Three spots still open. Click here to view and share.


Monday, September 2, 2019

Chocolate Eggs

"Chocolate Eggs"
12 x 19 inches, oil on canvas

Low key, or overall dark compositions are rather rare for me. I wanted to explore the brown-on-brown, and I do like the velvety darkness of that background.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Blue Hawaii

"Blue Hawaii"
14 x 14 inches, oil on canvas

I like this one so much, I put it on a business card!

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Three Brown Eggs - and Pixels!

 "Three Brown Eggs"
8 x 8 inches, oil on canvas

and below:
"Three Brown Eggs/Pixel"
8 x 8 inches, oil on panel


Which came first, the pixels or the eggs?

I've been having a great time over on Instagram, fielding guesses as to what the subject of these pixel paintings might be. In fact, the idea for the fortune cookie painting in my last post came from one of the guesses on this one. It does look kind of like a fortune cookie!

Monday, August 12, 2019


12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

The fortune said "Pleasure awaits your company." :)

Sunday, August 11, 2019


8 x 8 inches, oil on canvas

 I've been painting a lot and having a great time. Hope your August is off to a wonderful start as well!

Thanks for reading.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Pointed Toes

"Pointed Toes"
8 x 13 inches, oil on Masterpiece Hardcore Pro Panel

I adore the texture of these shoes - and they're purple! My favorite color. 

I've been hosting a painting-a-day week on Instagram, and there's been some great work posted, both by my online students, and by other friends. Visit the hashtag #sarahsedwickseveninseven to enjoy the visual feast!

Friday, August 9, 2019

Pitcher of Almond Milk

"Pitcher of Almond Milk"
12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

I'm tempted to keep this one for myself, it's so soothing to my eye. Some color combinations just speak to us, don't they?

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Chopped Choy

art still life oil painting bok choy vegetable by sarah sedwick
"Chopped Choy"
12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

Another look at this Bok Choy - after the knife treatment! Loved observing the enfolded shapes of the white stems contrasted with that fluttering "skirt!"

Did you get my last newsletter? It's the best way (besides Instagram) to keep up with my biggest announcements. In this edition, I hint around about a sweet giveaway I'm hosting on Instagram this week. Sign up here if you'd like to get the next one!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019


18 x 24 inches, oil on canvas

A new one, which is actually an older one, reworked. I'm glad I took the risk to experiment with altering it. Here's the before and after:

Sunday, July 21, 2019


"Bound" and "Unbound"
Two canvases, each 10x20 inches, oil
$600 each

A two-for-one blog post today! I didn't really begin painting "Bound" intending to do a follow-up, but the more I got into those gorgeous leaves, the more I wanted to try them from the other direction - and slice one in half. Those leaves were pure joy to paint, from both angles!