Saturday, December 29, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 46

19 November 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
5" x 7", gouache on paper

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 45

16 November 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
5" x 7", gouache on paper

Friday, December 21, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 44

8 Novemeber 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
5" x 7", gouache on paper

Friday, December 14, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 43

1 November 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
7" x 5", gouache on paper

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 42

29 Novemeber 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
5" x 7", gouache on paper

Monday, December 10, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 41

26 October 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
5" x 7", gouache on paper

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 40

23 October 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden (2nd version)
7" x 5", gouache on paper
This is a different version of the painting I posted yestereday - was trying stronger burnt umber outlines around the tree forms.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 39

23 October 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
7" x 5", gouache on paper

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 38

15 October 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
7" x 5", gouache on paper

Friday, November 30, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden -37

14 October 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
5" x 7", gouache on paper

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 36

6 July 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
12" x 8", acrylic on paper

Friday, November 23, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 35

5 July 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
8" x 12", acrylic on paper

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 34

4 July 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
11" x 17", acrylic on paper

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 33

3 July 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
11" x 17", acrylic on paper

Monday, November 19, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 32

28 June 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
11" x 17", acrylic on paper

Friday, November 16, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 31

27 June 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
11" x 17", acrylic on paper

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 30

24 June 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
11" x 17", acrylic on paper

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 29

21 June 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
11" x 17", acrylic on paper

Monday, November 12, 2012

canal view, Vienna Austria

20 June 2012 - Vienna, Austria
11" x 17", acrylic on paper
This painting is based on a photograph from a number of years ago, during my first visit to Europe.  Vienna was the starting city for a whirlwind tour through ten countries.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 28

16 June 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
11" x 17", acrylic on paper
This one's posted out of order; I finally got around to taking pictures of some larger paintings (larger than my scanner, at least) I did over the summer.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 27

14 October 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
5" x 7", gouache on paper

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lower MacLeay Trail - 5

9 October 2012
5" x 7", gouache on paper

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lower MacLeay Trail - 4

8 October 2012 - Lower MacLeay Trail
5" x 7", gouache on paper

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Lower MacLeay Trail - 3

3 October 2012 - Lower MacLeay Trail
5" x 7", gouache on paper

Monday, November 5, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Lower MacLeay Trail - 2

1 October 2012 - Lower MacLeay Trail
5" x 7", gouache on paper


Friday, November 2, 2012

Lower MacLeay Trail - 1

15 September 2012 - Lower MacLeay Trail
5" x 7", gouache on paper

Thursday, November 1, 2012

MacLeay Park (version 2)

8 September 2012 - MacLeay Park
7" x 5", gouache on paper
This is a gouache version of the colored pencil drawing I posted on Monday, 29 October.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

2012-09-11

11 September 2012
7" x 5", colored pencil on paper
I drew this for a "thank you" card (for his beaver toy).

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

flower study

8 September 2012
7" x 5", colored pencil on paper

Monday, October 29, 2012

MacLeay Park

6 September 2012 - MacLeay Park
7" x 5", colored pencil on paper
 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

while walking along NW Thurman St

6 September 2012 - while walking along NW Thurman St
7" x 5", gouache on paper

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Greer Gardens, Eugene, OR

4 September 2012 - Greer Gardens, Eugene, OR
5" x 7", gouache and colored pencil on paper
 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 26

23 August 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
5" x 7", acrylic on paper

Monday, October 15, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 25

21 August 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
5" x 7", acrylic on paper


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 24

17 August 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
8" x 10", acrylic on paper

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 23

15 August 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
8" x 10", acrylic on paper

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

remembering the small grey cat





A few years ago during our travels, we got a stuffed cat to represent our cat, Mookie (inspiration for the name of this blog, and "artistic" inspiration), so he could travel with us (ok, so it was for us, not him; we missed him).  Even though Mookie's no longer with us, we decided to bring the stuffed cat with us this year when we traveled to Southern Spain.  This was our first vacation since he died; it's been about a year now.  Here's some of the pictures of his time there...

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 22

14 August 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
8" x 10", acrylic on paper

Monday, October 8, 2012

Washington Park, Denver, CO - 2nd version

1 August 2012 - Washington Park, Denver, CO
5" x 7", acrylic on paper
This is a redux of a painting I did back on 21 September 2012 (posted 25 October 2011), a much smaller version.

From now on the number of paintings I have to post begins to dwindle.  I still have some larger ones I need to get photos of from I think June, but since the beginning of August I've been seriously distracted by our puppy, Nigel, who joined our household then.

Lately I've been doing some small gouache paintings, with mixed results, which will eventually get posted.  I have to say I prefer the properties of acrylics, but, well, Nigel trumps even them.

The break in posting last month was due to our vacation in gorgeous, sunny Andalusia (Southern Spain).  We stayed in Málaga and took some day trips to Seville and Granada.  Eventually I hope to get to painting views from that trip...

Friday, October 5, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 21

31 July 2012 - International Test Rose Garden
8" x 10", acrylic on paper

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 20

30 July 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
5" x 7", acrylic on paper

Monday, October 1, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 19

30 July 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
8" x 10", acrylic on paper

Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 17

26 July 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
8" x 10", acrylic on paper

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden - 16

25 July 2012 - Washington Park / International Test Rose Garden
8" x 10", acrylic on paper