Tuesday, June 11, 2019

My Coming Show in Juneau

It has been an eventful and busy last couple of months and I've let other things take precedence over my daily watercolors.   I'm now preparing for a show at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Gallery for the month of July, getting things framed and hopefully a couple more oil paintings finished.

Part of my show will be many of my watercolor postcards.  Looking for some way to display them, my neighbor found nine storm window stored in her garage which make very good frames.  I was able to temporarily mount about 22 of them for each frame.  I would like to have done them chronologically but as they were different sizes and I wanted as many on a panel as possible, they aren't in order. 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Some More Recent Postcards

 Sadly, daily watercolors and posting on this  blog have not been priorities lately.  This first one is of an iceberg in Glacier Bay from a photo I took in 2017.

This was three nights ago from my kitchen window.

From the dock island in my car Saturday, the second.

I used Daniel Smith Lunar blue paint on these last week while it was snowing from photos taken in December. 

This is my funky old stove. 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Beach View from a Week Ago

This was painted from a photo I took at the beach last Saturday and painted that afternoon.

My year of painting a little watercolor almost everyday is almost over and I've been having a hard time keeping up this last 2 months.  In fact  I've hardly done more than two or three a week for the last few month. I have done several sketches for a tshirt design for a fund raiser and am still struggling with that, and have made progress on a couple of large oils. January is usually a productive month, but not this one.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Back from Juneau

 View from the ferry coming in to dock in Gustavus on Monday.

The view from the ferry terminal on Monday.

From a photo taken in Novemeber

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Yet More Cream Pitchers

 These are some more cream pitchers and I have six more from friends yet to paint. This  one is part of a set inherited from my husbands family.  Its been in a cabinet for 40 years.  I used part of the set it in at least one still life painting, previously.

This is one of my favorites, at least now.

 Another find at the local second-hand store and it will go back soon.

This one is part of the set of dishes I use most days.  I told my aunt many times how much I like the set and she gave them to me when she moved into a condo.

I'm in Juneau for most of a week and haven't had much chance to paint.... medical appointments, shopping and dealing with lots of snow.   On the ferry ride here on Wednesday, I planned to paint and saw the most spectacular sunset, but Lynn Canal was so rough, I was close to nausea.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Some Recent Watercolors

 I've been remiss the last couple of weeks, not doing my watercolors everyday and not even putting the dates on when I have done them.  I'm pretty sure this one was on December 30th.

I think I did these two on New Years from a photo.  I also did an oil from it which I wiped out.

This is Gus who is 13 years old and loved by Kathy and Cheryl.  I painted him in his home a few weeks ago and made him look more like a cat more recently.....he looked like a blob before.

This was the sky one morning around New Years.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Some More Cream Pitchers

These are some more cream pitchers that I've painted in the last month.   This one was borrowed from a friend, as well as the second and forth one.  

This was made by local potter, Kim Ney.

I bought this one in England many years ago at an outdoor market.  It is signed with an "NC" below the handle.

This was made by the late Liz Berry who lived in Fairbanks, Alaska.

These, I found at the local second hand store.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

White Christmas

 This from a friends window on Christmas Eve,

And this from my kitchen window.   Don't know why the snow looks so yellow in my scan... it doesn't in the original.

And now its raining and not so beautiful, so I am going to paint a cream pitcher.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Solstice Moon

Winter Solstice was yesterday and today is a longer day!  This was painted yesterday from memory of the almost full, almost solstice moon as I saw it rising at a little past 4 pm on Friday.  The moon was full yesterday.

I painted this today.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Winter Sun

From the studio window, low sun shining through the thin clouds this morning at about 11 am.  While I painted there was some snow and the sun uncovered.  There was about an inch of snow last night.

This was the sky, a little later, around noon.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Some Views from Windows

From my studio on Thursday...

 from Ellie's house on Monday 

and from my window on Sunday.

  I have at least been painting every day, but as you can see, I'm behind on posting.  I'll put some more of my pitchers on soon.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Cream Pitchers Accordian Book

 Over the years I've accumulated dozens of objects to put in still life paintings.  I  decided to make another accordian book with some of them.  I started with this cream pitchers then started finding more around the house and have now started borrowing from friends.  These are some I've done so far.

The pages are about 5x5 inches.  I may add a table underneath and will write about each one

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Window Views on Arches Cover

 I used some little dabs of samples from Daniel Smith to do this one.  One of the paints was Amethyst which saw lovely and I'm going to buy a tube.  It was late afternoon as the sun was low and fog setting in.

This was  mid-day.  The weather has been cold, just a little bit of snow and lots of hoar-frost.

This from a friends house.

These were painted on Arches Cover paper which I'm finding very enjoyable to work with wet on wet.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Another Trip To Juneau

I took the ferry to Juneau on Monday for an appointment on Tuesday, and painted this while stopped in Hoonah.

 I waited for a plane to come home on Tuesday but the flight was cancelled because of fog, so I returned on the Wednesday ferry.

 This is the third time I've painted this view from the ferry docked in Hoonah where we stop between Gustavus and Hoonah.  It was a shorter stop than usual and I did what I could.

This is looking north as we approached Hoonah.

I'm now listening to the radio with news of the earthquake in Anchorage.  We didn't feel a thing here.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Beautiful Sky from the Beach Road

We had a break from the rainy weather on Tuesday and I drove down to the beach and caught a beautiful display of light in the sky from around two until about 3:30. These are two of the three paintings and I took a bunch of photos too.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Once Again, Catching Up

 I just keep getting more and more behind in my posting, so today I'm posting most of the little paintings I've done in the last couple of weeks and will start with a new one tomorrow.

Above is one I did on one of my last days in Florida at the Children's Garden at Bok Tower in Lake Wales.

This is bamboo

 and this bird of paradise  at my cousin's pool room in Palmetto.

On the way home, I spent a night a downtown Juneau with a friend and painted this from her upstairs window looking over roofs.

Back home its been hard to get back in the habit of painting the little watercolors everyday, especially finding a subject to paint. I painted this onion twice one day.

 and a couple of views from a friends house on the river another day.  This is the only one I liked.

This was from memory of the sunrise on Friday, and I don't like what I painted today and yesterday, and  as I often do,  will not put them here.  Tomorrow will be a new beginning.