|After the flood, after Ellie. Oil on Linen Panel. 16" x 20.|
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
|Quinault Sun. Oil on Linen Panel. 2016, 20" x 30"|
Starting with this one of sun breaks over Quinault beach.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
|Desert Skies. Oil on Linen Panel. 2016. 20" x 30"|
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
|Farewell Bend 1. 2016. Oil on Linen Panel. 30" x 40"|
We timed our departure from Bellingham so that we'd be there before sunset - there's a great campsite. It was windy but we sat on our picnic table with a bottle of Syncline Syrah and watched the smoke from the forests of Washington converge with the smoke from Oregon just past the bend of the river.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
|Arizona Skies. 2015. Oil on Linen Panel. 20" x 30". SOLD.|
And great news: the painting sold today.
More great news: I was honored to be the Featured Artist on Artwork Archive's site. You can click here to see. Although, I'm it for a week and if you miss that window it'll be another artist. Also good.
I really value my connection with Artwork Archive. This is the site - after lots of experimenting - that I use to catalog and store my painting info. I've written about them before, for instance here. In the past few years they've developed from a simple artwork inventory program into a valuable resource for artists. If you haven't looked into what they have to offer, you should.
Monday, October 12, 2015
|New studio on Samish Island in Skagit County|
For the last year or so I've been casually looking around for a new studio space. My goal was a building where I could create much larger paintings with room to store my work and room to stretch and frame canvas and to cut wood. In addition to that I had a wish list: trees, a small cabin and (although I couldn't afford it) a water view. I shared that list with a friend, Heather Othmer, a realtor in Bellingham. Late July Heather emailed me a photo of property with trees and a cabin and after some delay, we all drove to Samish Island on a Saturday to take a look.
When I saw the shop (the middle of the 3 buildings - the cabin is behind the trees - I could picture it as a studio. The next day my husband and I drove back to look again and on Monday we made an offer.
It's just under 14 acres - nearly all trees and 12 of those acres are in a wildlife conservation easement with the Skagit Land Trust for bird habitat. There's a view of Samish Bay and Padilla Bay and the North Cascades. The flat land in the distance? All habitat for ducks and geese, owned by the state (ie the people of Washington). The shop is old, built of big timbers, but it's large. And I've got a pole barn for cutting wood and storing kayaks. I never dreamed this would be my studio.
It's 35 minutes from my house, just past the town of Edison. I feel very lucky.