Thursday, July 31, 2008

A little more done on the first bottle and the ornament. For some reason when I take my reference photos in to be developed regardless how I crop or resize them the bottoms seem to be cut off, which is what I am dealing with in this painting. My plan is to download the image onto my laptop once I am to that point and paint from there.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008


This is what i'm currently working on. I've been collecting some bluey/green bottles of various shapes with the intention of doing a painting, included is a small greenish leaded glass oranament and a large fabric ornament. I love the challenge of painting glass with objects showing thru from the back.

16" x 20" Pastel on sanded paper

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dakota Art Supplies Visit
Yahoooooooo New Toys!!!! Last week I ordered the new set of Great American half stick pastels and the Unison set of 8 shadow colors from Dakota Art Supplies. The Mt. Vernon store shipped them down to the Bellingham store and I picked them up yesterday. There was about a 1/2 hour wait to cross the border heading into the states which isn't to bad when compared to the 2 to 3 weeks I have to wait when it is coming via the postal system. To have them shipped will usually cost around 30 to 40 dollars, which more then covered the cost of the gas to go down. So i'm a happy camper!!! The Bellingham store had a small sellection of open stock pastels and pastel pencils, both the La Carte and Wallis papers, plus some other papers and miscellaneous pastel art items. After picking up the pastels we wandered around the downtown area hit the Saturday Farmers Market where I took loads of pictures for future paintings, then drove over to the Fairhaven district, if you haven't been there its a lovely area with lots of nice shops and some interesting history.

Sunday, July 06, 2008


Paper Strawberry
24" x 36" acrylic

Burnt the midnight oil on this one trying to finish it up for the Annual Mikelson's Art Show. 1 o'clock Friday morning I was putting on a final coat of varnish.
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Wednesday, July 02, 2008