Monday, February 28, 2011

Nara, Japan - view of Todai-ji

19 January 2011
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kanazawa, Japan - Kenroku-en

This is painting is based on a view from the visit I made to Japan during my student years.
18 January 2011
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Friday, February 25, 2011

reproachful waiting

29 January 2011
5" x 7", gouache on paper

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Athens - grounds of the Keramikos

17 January 2011
14" x 20", acrylic on paper
Painting reference credit goes to my husband.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Athens - sunlight on a broken column

Not that my painting and the title line, from T.S. Eliot's The Hollow Men, were meant to have a lot in common other than in the literal sense...  I'm not much of a poetry reader, but this is one of my all-time favorite poems (along with Eliot's The Waste Land and The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock).
13 January 2011
14" x 20", acrylic on paper
Painting reference credit goes to my husband.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Athens - mysterious staircase in the Ancient Agora

12 January 2011
14" x 20", acrylic on paper
Painting reference credit goes to my husband.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Belgium - canal outside Bruges

11 January 2011
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Saturday, February 19, 2011

view from Fiesole, Italy (two versions)

The painting reference for this view is from our 2005 visit to Florence, Italy.  One day we took a bus up to nearby Fiesole.
10 January 2011
14" x 20", acrylic on paper
11 February 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper

Friday, February 18, 2011

angle of repose

30 December 2010
5" x 7", gouache on paper

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Vienna, Austria - city park

9 January 2011
14" x 20", acrylic on paper
Painting reference credit goes to my husband.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bronte country (two versions)

I was looking around via Google maps at the countryside around Haworth, where the Bronte sisters lived, and found this view to paint.  I know this is not a unique experience, but I remember discovering Jane Eyre in high school and feeling like it was a literary epiphany.  It so nicely resonated with my teen angst.  I subsequently began devouring all of the novels by the Bronte sisters (as well as other 19th century British women writers).  As I mentioned previously in a post, I did something of a pilgrimage to Haworth back in 1999.

6 January 2011
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

23 January 2011
5" x 7", acrylic on paper

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

This one's for my sweetheart.
9 February 2011
10" x 6", gouche on paper

Friday, February 11, 2011

two paintings added to Vivace showing

As a couple of my paintings at Vivace have been sold, I hung up replacements this afternoon.  Sale for both of these is pending (happened during the trade-off) Update - 21 March 2011: both are now sold.

This first one is of the Luxembourg countryside.  I painted larger versions of this view back in October 2009 (posted January 2010).
3 January 2011
5" x 7", acrylic on 140 lb Arches watercolor paper
sold

This next painting is of the Arno River, viewed from Cascine Park in Florence, Italy, also a reworking of paintings completed on 8 February 2010 (posted in March 2010) and 15 June 2010 (posted in July 2010).
10 February 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on 140 lb Arches watercolor paper
sold

contrite cat

30 December 2010
7" x 5", gouache on paper

Thursday, February 10, 2011

February submission to the Virtual Paintout

I just submitted this painting to Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout, this month in Romania.  Click <here> to see the Google Maps reference.
9 February 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

the newer paintings on show at Vivace

Here's an inventory of paintings showing at Vivace I haven't posted on this blog yet.

This first one is of a beach on Kaua'i, from our 2007 visit.
29 January 2011
5" x 7", acrylic on paper
gifted

This next one is a smaller version of a painting I'd done earlier, of a view near Red Beach on the Greek island of Santorini.  I went for easier-to-frame 8"x10" size.
2 February 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper
sold
Here it is at Vivace.

This next one is also a second - much smaller - version of one I painted back in June 2010 (posted in July), of a service road leading up to the Portland International Rose Test Garden.
2 February 2011
5" x 7", acrylic on paper

Like the previous two, this last one is also a reworking, painted on a more standard 11" x 14" size.  The previous versions were painted over a year ago, 18 January 2010 (posted in February 2010) and 5 October 2009 (posted January 2010).  It's interesting in a self-absorbed sort of way to see how my painting style has gradually changed over the year...
3 February 2011
11" x 14", acrylic on paper

The painting I posted yesterday is of the Sosogi Coast on the Noto Peninsula in Japan, from my visit there long ago during my student days.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

my artwork at Vivace

I'm very excited to announce that some of my recent paintings are now showing at Vivace here in Portland!  They'll be there until the first week of April (2 April 2011 update - show extended to end of May). I just hung them up this afternoon.  Vivace is a wonderfully atmospheric coffee house and creperie, located in a Victorian house in the Nob Hill neighborhood (on the corner of  NW 23rd and NW Pettygrove).  They serve truly yummy crepes and a fine cuppa coffee.

I'm showing both paintings I've already posted on this blog as well as some other ones, like this one below.   I'm posting all of them on a separate "page", "Travel Log" at Vivace.
22 January 2011
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Monday, February 7, 2011

fountain at Schonbrunn Palace

4 January 2011
14" x 20", acylic on paper

In other news, this photograph was taken just a couple of days ago; our cat has returned to the pillows (see the 4 February 2011 post, below).  There are no peas under the pillows.


Friday, February 4, 2011

like the princess and the pea, only different

Our cat went through this period of sleeping on our pillows.  The bed apparently wasn't soft enough.
26 December 2010
5" x 7", gouache on paper

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Prague - view from Letna Park

31 December 2010
5" x 7", acrylic on paper
sold
The painting reference photograph credit again goes to my husband :-).

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

redux

I'd painted another, larger version of this for Bill Guffey's October 2010 Virtual Paintout.
30 December 2010
5" x 7", acrylic on paper

Tuesday, February 1, 2011