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.