Saturday, April 18, 2020

Shelter

"Shelter"
9 x 12 inches, oil on canvas on panel
$400

....Or should I say, "Shell-ter?" 

At least I didn't say shelter in place. 

Hope you are all well!
-Sarah

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Blue Check

"Blue Check"
9 x 12 inches, oil on panel
$400

I got lost in this pattern. Such a meditative painting experience!

Stay well, everyone - and keep painting! 🙏

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Blue Buddies

"Blue Buddies"
9 x 12 inches, oil on panel
$400

 My video workshop, Oil Painting Boot Camp is on special-quarantine sale! Was $119, now $99. Check it out here!


My demo painting in the video includes the very same silver pitcher that's in "Blue Buddies." :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Ball and Chain

"Ball and Chain"
8 x 8 inches, oil on canvas panel
$300

This was a color study for a larger piece - four times larger! You can check that out here. :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Green Juice

"Green Juice"
8 x 8 inches, oil on canvas
$300

I fell in love-at-first-sight with this little green guy at a workshop in Florida last week, and my hosts graciously gave it to me! That kind of thing actually happens pretty often - being a still life painter does tend to create object-obsession - and simple gifts (or long-tern loans) tend to turn into painting subjects I can mine for months - if not years! 

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Flowering Quince

"Flowering Quince"
10 x 10 inches, oil on canvas on panel
$400

February is one of my favorite months to be in Oregon - which I still marvel at, since it was the WORST month of winter where I grew up in the midwest. Things are beginning to bloom everywhere - including this Quince, or Chaenomeles, if you want to get technical about it. ;)

Friday, January 31, 2020

First Camellias

"First Camellias"
10 x 10 inches
oil on canvas on panel
$400
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It's pseudo-spring in Oregon, and things are starting to bloom. I spotted this bush breaking out in blooms on my running route, and went back later in the day with scissors!


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Segments and Stripes

"Segments and Stripes"
10 x 10 inches, oil on panel
$350

This one was so fun (those stripes!) that I decided to do a larger version. One of my goals for this year is to work bigger, and so far, it's been going well! Check out the big guy on Instagram.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Green Tea and Vitamin C

"Green Tea and Vitamin C"
10 x 10 inches, oil on canvas
$350

Stay healthy, everyone!

Monday, December 30, 2019

Hoya Kentiana

"Hoya Kentiana"
8 x 16 inches, oil on canvas
$400

The pattern of the leaves, the pattern of the shadows, the pattern on the bowl...this was a very meditative painting to create!

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Where Have You Been?

I had a fantastic Fall. 

I got to spend a month painting at an artist's residency in Northern California.
Artists' Residencies are truly special opportunities to immerse yourself not only in your work, but in a community of really diverse creators. I lived with dancers, writers, sculptors, and even an opera composer!
The program is called Djerassi, and it was a really great experience. 

 "Nine Readings"
A series of 10 x 10 inch pieces exploring the symbology of the Tarot.

All painted with a limited palette of Burnt Umber, Ivory Black, Yellow Ochre, and Titanium White.

 My official residency photo - like class pictures in school! :)

Painting a portrait of one of my fellow residents. 
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Thank you, as always, for reading. 
-Sarah

Friday, October 18, 2019

Death and The Sun

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

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
Sold

 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
$350

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
$350

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
$250

The pair:

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Italian Plums

"Italian Plums"
12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas
$450

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
$700

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!