Skagit Valley Tulips

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Landscape | Comments Off on Skagit Valley Tulips

Skagit Valley Tulips

$149. 15″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. My watercolor meetup group painted at Roozengaard tulip farm on a rainy day during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The tulips lit up the landscape, so we hardly noticed the weather. Of course, being under a canopy helped.

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Art Show and Reception

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Art Show and Reception

Art Show and Reception

My work will be featured at the Habitude in Ballard from June 7 to July 10, and there will be an artist reception there on June 8 from 6 to 8 PM during the Ballard Artwalk. I hope you’ll be able to come! Habitude Salon, Spa, and Gallery 2801 Northwest Market Street Seattle, WA 98107

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Squash, Apples, and Tangerines

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Still Life | Comments Off on Squash, Apples, and Tangerines

Squash, Apples, and Tangerines

$149. 15″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches cold press paper.

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Pumpkin and Sunflowers

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Still Life | Comments Off on Pumpkin and Sunflowers

Pumpkin and Sunflowers

$149. 15″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches cold press paper.

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Pumpkin and Poppies

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Still Life | Comments Off on Pumpkin and Poppies

Pumpkin and Poppies

$125. 15″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches cold press paper.

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Musette and the Sugar Bowl

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Still Life | Comments Off on Musette and the Sugar Bowl

Musette and the Sugar Bowl

$149. 11″ x 15″ watercolor on Arches 140lb cold press paper. Musette is the china cat who overlooks our dining table from her perch on a high shelf.

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Flowers and a Lemon

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Flowers | Comments Off on Flowers and a Lemon

Flowers and a Lemon

$149. 15″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches 140lb cold press paper.

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Daffodils

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Flowers | Comments Off on Daffodils

Daffodils

  $99. 7-1/2″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches 140lb cold press paper.

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Baskets of Veges

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Still Life | Comments Off on Baskets of Veges

Baskets of Veges

$149. 15″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches 140lb cold press paper. I dare you to ask why I’m obsessed with painting fresh vegetables.

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Broccoli in a Silver Colander

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Still Life | Comments Off on Broccoli in a Silver Colander

Broccoli in a Silver Colander

  $149. 11″ x 15″ watercolor on Arches 140lb cold press paper. Dinner fixings, courtesy of PCC, our favorite source for fresh, organic, local produce.

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Wine and Apples in the Sun

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Still Life | Comments Off on Wine and Apples in the Sun

Wine and Apples in the Sun

$149. 11″ x 15″ watercolor on Arches cold press paper.

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Sydney Chinese Garden

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Landscape | Comments Off on Sydney Chinese Garden

Sydney Chinese Garden

  $99. 8″ x 10″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. In April I was able to visit my daughter in Sydney, Australia, and spent one afternoon painting in the wonderful Chinese Friendship Garden while she was at work.

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Poppies and Pears

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Still Life | Comments Off on Poppies and Pears

Poppies and Pears

$99. 11″ x 7-1/2″ watercolor on Arches 140lb cold press paper. I must still be in my “Pear Period,” or maybe it’s a “Pear and Poppy Period.”

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Mary’s Yellow and Blue Pitcher

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Mary’s Yellow and Blue Pitcher

$149. 15″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches 140lb cold press paper. Several people contributed the “ingredients” of this still life — the shiny turquoise cloth, a flower arrangement, and a yellow and blue pitcher. I brought the pears, as you may have already guessed.

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Arboretum Pond

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Landscape | Comments Off on Arboretum Pond

Arboretum Pond

  $99. 11″ x 7-1/2″ watercolor on Arches 140lb cold press paper. This pond is in Seattle’s Washington Park Arboretum. I spent a warm afternoon painting there with some friends from the Seattle Watercolor Meetup Group.

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Bottles with a Purple Background

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Still Life | Comments Off on Bottles with a Purple Background

Bottles with a Purple Background

    $149. You might know by now that I love the way light shines through bottles, casting multi-colored shadows.

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Conservatory in Spring

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Flowers | Comments Off on Conservatory in Spring

Conservatory in Spring

$149. The flowers in the Volunteer Park conservatory in Seattle are changed regularly. The early spring display featured pink, purple, and gamboge flowers.    

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Blue Vase and Red Apples

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Flowers, Still Life | Comments Off on Blue Vase and Red Apples

Blue Vase and Red Apples

$99. I set up this still life with blue hydrangeas from the garden and some tasty organic apples and an orange from PCC.  

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Poppies and Foxgloves

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Poppies and Foxgloves

$149. California poppies and foxgloves dominate our spring garden.

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Blue Heron on the Skagit

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Wildlife | Comments Off on Blue Heron on the Skagit

Blue Heron on the Skagit

  NFS. I made this painting for my mother. She used to live in the little town of Lyman, Washington, and loved to watch the great blue heron fishing on the Skagit River.

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Garlic and Potatoes

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Featured, Still Life | Comments Off on Garlic and Potatoes

Garlic and Potatoes

$99. 7-1/2″ X 11″ watercolor on 140lb Arches cold press paper. At Seattle’s Pike Street Market, this basket of garlic was so fetching that I simply had to paint its portrait.

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Bottles and Reflections

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Bottles and Reflections

$149. 15″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches 140lb cold press paper.    

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Four Bottles

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Archive, Blog | Comments Off on Four Bottles

Four Bottles

Sold. Bottles are such cooperative painting subjects. They hold very still.

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Bottles in the Sun

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Bottles in the Sun

Sold. The sun was streaming through the windows, so I set up some bottles to catch the sun and hold it for me to paint.

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Yakima Canyon Aspens

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Archive, Blog | Comments Off on Yakima Canyon Aspens

Yakima Canyon Aspens

Sold. 7-1/2″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. If you live in Seattle, March is a great time to escape to Eastern Washington and remember what sunshine is like.     Share 

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Wooden Sailboat

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Wooden Sailboat

Sold. 11″ x 7’1/2″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. Seattle’s Wooden Boat Center is a great place to see all sorts of lovely wooden water craft.   Share

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Waterlilies and Reeds

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Waterlilies and Reeds

$49.  7-1/2″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. Waterlilies abound in the lakes and ponds around Seattle. Share

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Waterlilies and Koi

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Blog, Wildlife | Comments Off on Waterlilies and Koi

Waterlilies and Koi

$99.  11″ x 7’1/2″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. I enjoy watching greedy Koi as they swim close to shore, hoping I’ll drop something tasty into the water.   Share

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Valentine

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Archive, Blog | Comments Off on Valentine

Valentine

Sold.  11″ x 7’1/2″  watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. Red roses are my favorite valentines. Maybe with a few Fran’s Salt Caramels with Dark Chocolate.   Share

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Three Pears on Italian Dish

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Blog, Featured, Still Life | Comments Off on Three Pears on Italian Dish

Three Pears on Italian Dish

$149.  15″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. Bill has a wonderful, hand-painted Italian dish that he keeps pears on while they ripen. Share

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K’s Paintbrushes

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Blog, Still Life | Comments Off on K’s Paintbrushes

K’s Paintbrushes

$149.  11″ x 15″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. My former studio mate, K Robinson, has the most paintable jar of brushes I’ve seen. Share

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July Fifth

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on July Fifth

July Fifth

$35.  5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. July Fifth is the day the sun comes out in Seattle.   Share

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South Lake Union from the Virginia V

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Blog, Landscape | Comments Off on South Lake Union from the Virginia V

South Lake Union from the Virginia V

$99.  11″ x 7-1/2″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. The Virginia V is a paddle-wheeler from the Mosquito Fleet, which used to ply the Puget Sound, ferrying people and goods across the water between Seattle and various destinations on the Olympic Peninsula. The craft’s owners generously invited my watercolor group to paint aboard this summer, and we spent several afternoons on the deck, painting the surrounding scene.   Share

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Snuggle Pears

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Snuggle Pears

NFS. 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. This is a birthday card I painted for Bill.   Share

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Red Bridge in Kubota Gardens

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Red Bridge in Kubota Gardens

Sold. 15″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. My watercolor group likes to go to Kubota Gardens in the south end of Seattle because there are so many beautiful scenes to paint, such as this bright red bridge glowing against a green background of trees.   Share

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Purple Hydrangeas

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Blog, Flowers | Comments Off on Purple Hydrangeas

Purple Hydrangeas

$99. 7-1/2″ X 11″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. Hydrangeas are among my favorite flowers, and I never get tired of painting them.   Share

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Purple and Pink Flowers in a Vase

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Purple and Pink Flowers in a Vase

Sold. 7-1/2″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. Finally this year some of the flowers I planted in our new yard started to bloom.   Share

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Pears Reflecting

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Pears Reflecting

$99. 11″ x 7’1/2″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. Sometimes even pears need to reflect.   Share

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Nell’s Breakfast

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Blog, Still Life | Comments Off on Nell’s Breakfast

Nell’s Breakfast

$149. 11″ x 15″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. I’m a great admirer of Nell Blaine, so I set up this still life “after” her “Evening Table” watercolor masterpiece.   Share

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Two’s Company

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Two’s Company

$35. 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. These pears are enjoying a relaxing afternoon.   Share

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Lincoln Park Madronas

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Blog, Landscape | Comments Off on Lincoln Park Madronas

Lincoln Park Madronas

$149. 11″ x 15″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. Lincoln Park lies along the Puget Sound waterfront in West Seattle. Painting there with my watercolor group one afternoon I focused on the graceful, feminine forms of this group of Madrona trees.   Share

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Japanese Vase of Bird Cherry Blossoms

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Japanese Vase of Bird Cherry Blossoms

$149. 11″ x 15″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. In our backyard is a massive European Bird Cherry tree, which is very unusual in Seattle. This type of tree is described as a “large shrub,” but ours is actually 30 feet tall and spreading. True to its name, though, the birds love it. In the spring it has clusters of wonderfully fragrant white flowers.   Share

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Good Company

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Blog, Still Life | Comments Off on Good Company

Good Company

$149. 15″ X 11″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. These apples keep very good company. Now if some of it would just rub off on this artist!   Share

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Flowers in a Flowered Jug

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Flowers in a Flowered Jug

$99. 7-1/2″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. Hydrangeas and dahlias from our garden in a Portmeirion pitcher.   Share

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Fall Arrangement

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Fall Arrangement

$99. 7-1/2″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. Fall is my favorite time of year, not the least because of the wonderful harvest-time colors.   Share

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Dreaming of Oz

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Archive, Blog | Comments Off on Dreaming of Oz

Dreaming of Oz

NFS. 7-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper.  Bill and I were able to spend some time in Sydney, Australia, this year with our daughter, and I was remembering the wonderful time we had there when I made this painting of gum trees along Botany Bay.   Share

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Christina Painting Greenlake

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Christina Painting Greenlake

$99. 7-1/2″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. My watercolor group met at Greenlake one afternoon, and I painted another painter painting.   Share

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Wild Flowers

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Wild Flowers

Sold. 7-1/2″ x 11″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. Last summer cheerful orange poppies started springing up all over our yard, so I brought a bunch of them to my watercolor meetup group and made them into a still life along with with some red roses.   Share

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Barn Door at the Lovejoy Inn

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Barn Door at the Lovejoy Inn

$149. 11″ x 15″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. Bill and I love the little town of Coupeville on Whidbey Island and stay at the Lovejoy Inn B&B when we visit. Behind the inn is an old barn with morning glories draping gracefully in front of its door.   Share

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Arm in Arm

Posted by on Nov 3, 2012 in Blog, Still Life | Comments Off on Arm in Arm

Arm in Arm

$35. 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper. Taking a walk around the neighborhood is a relaxing weekend activity.   Share

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