It was so windy and chilly today in Ellensburg, that I stayed inside my studio most of the afternoon. I was still tempted to paint en plain air because it was so nice and sunny despite the winds. So, I painted the view from my studio window. As I was halfway done, a lonely cat showed up from nowhere, and completed the picture.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Taste of Spring, oil on hardboard, 6" x 6" x 3/4".
I was planning to work on studio painting today. But instead I ended up spending the afternoon painting this study in our backyard. Although it tends to get very windy in Ellensburg during Spring, the weather is getting so nice and warm, and things are getting more colorful outside. I saw the neighbor's horse grazing on the other side of the fence, and I wanted to paint the horse. But by the time I finished a quick sketch of the composition, the horse disappeared. So I ended up just sampling the colors of the Spring for my studio painting.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Steller's Jay #1, oil on hardboard, 6"x6"x3/4".
I've recently started a new body of work called "Creature Comforts of the Northwest" in addition to my ongoing painting series of "Dream of Flight." I saw this cute Steller's Jay at Mt. Rainer National Park last fall. Initially, I drew this with charcoal on paper. But I hated it because it shows no color of the bird! I finally decided to paint this jay with oil colors.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Rooster No.2, oil on hardboard, 8"x6"x3/4", SOLD.
The edges painted in black. Ready to hang without frame.
Our No.2, Matsu, is the model of this painting. After the loss of Ta-ke, the No.1, Matsubecame the alpha rooster of our flock, with 11 hens.