Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

back from Greece

The husband and I just returned from an adventure in Greece.  Our small grey cat accompanied us, at least in spirit (our real cat-friend spent the time in a cat spa while we were gone).
3am in Athens.  Getting up to catch the plane home.
obligatory tourist photograph of Santorini (limiting myself to just one)
While in Santorini, we came across the art gallery of Makis Efthymios Warlamis, who had these gorgeous, evocative landscape paintings of Santorini.  I found the website for his architectural/design/art studio (in Austria).  I wish we'd gotten at least a print of one of the paintings, now that we're some 2230 or so miles away.  All I have to show of it is a photograph of the entrance to his art gallery.
  In Athens, amongst the very many other places we visited, we went to the National Art Gallery.  I particularly enjoyed works of the 18th-19th century Greek artists Georgios Iakovidis, Michael Economou, Nikos Lytras, and Konstantinos Maleas.
one of our multitudinous photographs of the omnipresent Acropolis in Athens

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tanner Springs Park - incoming clouds

14 August 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Thursday, September 16, 2010

a farewell to summer

It's not officially autumn yet, but yesterday it started raining here in Portland, with the forecast calling for more grey and rain into next week, so I thought I'd post the last of the summer-themed cat pictures.
27 August 2010 - at the playground
12" x 8 1/4"
29 August 2010 - new friends?
12" x 8 1/4"
28 August 2010 - the great hunter
8 1/4" x 12"
30 August 2010 - tagging along on an adventure
14" x 10"

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hillsboro, Oregon (or thereabouts) - neighborhood park

My husband and his team were filming at this locale for their entry into the 48 Hour Film Project, mentioned in a previous posting.
9 August 2010
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Monday, September 13, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hood River - driveway

5 August 2010
acrylic on paper, 14" x 20"

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hood River - orchard view

3 August 2010
acrylic on paper, 14" x 20"

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hood River, Oregon - en plein air

We were in Hood River at the end of July; my husband was one of the groomsmen in a friend's wedding.  While he rehearsed, I was able to get in some painting of the views.  A few studio-based paintings also resulted from this trip, which I'll post in upcoming days.
31 July 2010 - view of Mt Hood
gouache on paper, 12" x 8 1/4"
31 July 2010 - field and trees
gouache on paper, 8 1/4" x 12"

Friday, September 3, 2010

Virtual Paintout

I stumbled upon Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout and decided to join in the fun!  Here's my submission.
at the junction of Central Park Driveway and East Drive
acrylic on paper, 14" x 20"

Paris sketch - view of Notre Dame

30 July 2010
from photograph taken by husband
graphite and gouache on paper, 8 1/4" x 12

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Vienna - Schonbrunn Palace fountain from a different perspective

I painted another version of this fountain, which I posted about a week ago.  This one, like others I posted recently, is based on a photograph taken by my husband.  The earlier one was from my own photograph, which was lower (I'm a lot shorter than him), less panoramic, and less symmetrically framed.
25 July 2010
acrylic on paper, 14" x 20"

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Paris - looking down at Place Dauphine

This one was also made possible due to the photographic efforts of my husband, from our 2007 visit to Paris.
22 July 2010
acrylic on paper, 14" x 20"