Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bois de Boulogne - second of three

17 February 2011
14" x 18", acrylic on paper


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Upware in Cambridgeshire - view from Upware Road (two versions)

15 February 2011
14" x 18", acrylic on paper
16 February 2011
5" x 7", acrylic on paper
This view comes from virtual traveling via Google maps.  Click <here> for the link.

Friday, March 25, 2011

cat-approved alphabet - "C"

"C" is for cat, of course, and preferably a small grey one.
7 March 2011
10" x 6", gouache on paper

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Eugene, Oregon - neighborhood park revisited

14 February 2011
14" x 18", acrylic on paper
I painted another version of this back in July 2010 (posted in August).

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Northern California coast

12 February 2011
14" x 18", acrylic on paper

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Amsterdam - footbridge in Vondelpark (redux)

11 February 2011
14" x 18", acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
This one's painted on primed cotton canvas rather than the usual Arches watercolor paper.  I'd painted versions of this back in 2009 (posted 16 January 2010).

In other news, I added a couple of paintings to my showing at Vivace, as the sale of two of them was finalized.  I've already posted the paintings on this blog, on 15 February 2011 (5" x 7", Bradford, United Kingdom), and 19 February 2011 (8" x 10", Fiesole, Italy).  I also added them to "Travel Log" at Vivace.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Florence, Italy - Boboli Gardens

8 February 2011
14" x 20", acrylic on paper

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Newport, Oregon

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

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Haworth, United Kingdom - Top Withins

16 February 2011
5" x 7", acrylic on paper
During my visit to Haworth to visit the Bronte parsonage (back in 1999 - I can't believe it was so long ago), I walked about the moors.  Not surprisingly, I didn't run into Heathcliff or Mr. Rochester - just a lot of sheep.  I visited Top Withins, thought to be the inspiration for Heathcliff's home, Wuthering Heights.

Friday, March 18, 2011

cat-approved alphabet - "B"

"B" is for bed, the best place in the house to take a nap.
5 March 2011
10" x 6", gouache on paper

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lagos, Portugal (redux)

10 February 2011
5" x 7", acrylic on paper
I painted a version of this view about a year ago.  Click <here> to see it.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Smith and Bybee Wetlands - redux of number 11

4 February 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper
I'd painted another, larger version of this view back in September 2010 (posted 22 October).

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Kaua'i - surfer beach

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

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Kaua'i - looking down the cliffside

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


Friday, March 11, 2011

cat-approved alphabet - "A"

"A" is for anchovies, especially fine on pizza.
4 March 2011
10" x 6", gouache on paper
No surprise, our small grey cat is editing this alphabet series.  As everything has to be approved by our cat, I already foresee some challenges coming up with some of the letters, but, hey, I thought I'd give it a whirl.  We'll see how many of the letters of the alphabet I can use.  To be continued in weekly installments...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

plum blossoms

I painted this one for my parents' anniversary, making a print version of it into a card for them.
27 January 2011
5" x 7", gouache on paper

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Kaua'i - windy, rocky beach

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

Monday, March 7, 2011

alternative Virtual Paintout candidate

Here's another painting of Cape Town, South Africa, a view from the Oudekraal I came upon in my virtual tour for the Virtual Paintout (also see yesterday's post).  Click <here> for the Google map reference.
3 March 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Virtual Paintout submission

I just sent my submission to Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout for March, Cape Town, South Africa.  Click <here> for the Google map reference I used.
5 March 2011
8" x 10", acrylic on paper
In related news, I just discovered that Google now has street views of a number of parks and gardens, including a number of UK National Trust sites.  While armchair traveling and painting can't beat the real thing, I'm such a glutton for finding subject matter to paint that the virtual access will at least tie me over till my next excursion, which can't be soon enough (but I'd prefer it a little warmer before I venture far out the door).

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Athens - path amidst ruins

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

Friday, March 4, 2011

cat

4 February 2011
6" x 4", gouache on paper
I thought I'd update the sidebar cat picture with this one.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Japan - grounds of Himeji Castle

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

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Luxembourg City - miniature redux

Both these little paintings have larger versions, posted, respectively, on 27 January 2011 and 8 January 2011.
23 January 2011
5" x 7", acrylic on paper
26 January 2011
5" x 7", acrylic on paper

Tuesday, March 1, 2011