Sunday, April 28, 2013

Additional Bird to the Flock

I love Arts Walk in Olympia, Washington, especially the Spring one which is two days and includes the Procession of the Species Parade.

I actually quit showing my art because it is more fun to see other artist's creations. One artist, Ray Evans, who calls himself "Old Geezer" was my favorite pick this time.

I could not resist adding his peacock to my collection of yard art.

The shadows are wonderful too!

Unfortunately, Ray's website is not up, but you can view his unique creations at his home in Olympia: 8813 Old Hwy 99 SE in Olympia or e-mail for his next show;

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Sketches

Not a sketch.

But I used last week's trillium sketch for this oil painting.........

I am challenged to photograph oil paintings as there seems to be a sheen with the background. Anyone have suggestions?

More Sunday Sketchers...

Friday, April 19, 2013

Pancake Artist

This is really amazing......

Hotcakes artísticos from sergutel on Vimeo.

And I thought my heart shaped pancakes were rather fancy!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Nature Rorschach Test

Once again on my daily walk on the Chehalis Western Trail in Olympia, Washington, I came across a "nature Rorschach test".

Let's see if you see what I see.........

For those of you who are not familiar with a Rorschach test, it is a psychological test in which subjects' perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person's personality characteristics and emotional functioning.

What do you see in this cut section of tree?

How about an owl face?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Re Do

After a week or so of scrutiny; snatching glimpses at the oil painting as it sat in my studio, I figured out what was wrong with the Magnolia Blossom painting.

Let's see if you can figure it out.........

First rendition:

Now, the FINAL painting!

Do you see the change? It is rather subtle. Better, right?

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sunday Sketches

Spring would not be spring without a new trillium painting!

I could not resist this subject matter for my Sunday Sketch.

More Sunday Sketchers....

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Sketches

Georgia on my mind........

Just returned from 10 days in Savannah. The trees and birds were highlights of my adventure. Thought I would attempt a quick sketch to see if I could portray the feeling of the live oak and moss.

More Sunday Sketchers......

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Regal Bird

How many times can you just drive by before stopping?

For me it was three times. On my way to Belfair, Washington, to visit with a hospice patient for art therapy, I pass George Kenny School of Chainsaw Carving. His sculptures are displayed outdoors and definitely make a statement. You can get a glimpse driving by, but it is well worth a stop.

The day I stopped George just finished carving two bald eagles one of which caught my eye. Two weeks later I could not resist stopping to see if the eagle I liked was painted, burnished, and finished.

Yes, and I am happy to report he made his way home to my yard.

Check out the details he achieves with a chainsaw!