Tag Archive: Misty Fjords


Busy Busy Busy

Hi All,

Haven’t posted in awhile because I have been out of town. Last week, we were in Maine for a wedding.  But I am HOME now — til Christmas I think (who knows though, life can get really busy)

I have 3 paintings for you today:

Misty Fjords, 12 x 16 Oil Pastel on Sand Paper

Misty Fjords, 12 x 16 Oil Pastel on Sand Paper

Saugatuck Dunes with Shelly - 16 x 20, Oil Stick on Primed W

I know, I know — I did 2 Misty Fjords – Both the same size, both this the same type of Oil Pastel – the difference is that I used “store bought” sanded paper for one and the “hand primed” sand paper for the second. I am having a really ying/yang thing about which one I like better. You’ll have to let me know what you think. As for the Dunes, I love them and I had great fun painting them. I’m going to go for a bigger one next week. — Wait, I have to finish an acrylic painting for another contest at the end of the month. I still should be able to fit one in.

Have a good week!

Linda

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Finishing is Good!

Hi All,

Today I made progress in cleaning up the art room. It was another finish it or toss it day. Started out with finishing the snowy egret. I must say that this one was a joy to work from start to finish. It was done on sanded paper, with oil sticks. I moved the paint around with colourshapers and painting knives.

Snowy Egret 12 x 16 Oil on Sanded Paper

My egret is now sporting his little mohawk and has an eye! Yes! He is one cool dude.

My next offering is the painting of the Seattle Pike Market Flowers. Every time I work on this, it takes me back there to all the wonderful smells and the visual playground. And we only saw 1 floor! This one is not quite done, as I need to straighten out the yellows. But progress is being made.

Seattle Public Market, 12 x 16 Oil Stick on Sand Paper

Finally, I’m not sure that you will be able to tell the changes that I have made to this oil painting. Our neighbors woods has all these wonderful pink flower in the springtime. The contrast between the pinks and the yellow greens in the tree was just wonderful. Not sure that I’ve captured it yet, but it is getting there. The challenge on this one was to actually photograph it. The oil is so shiny that it glares something fierce. But Don and I are working the problem… Comments?

Neighbor's yard in Springtime - 18 x 24 Oil on Board

And finally, I worked on my eagle. I think that she is complete. Let me know if you think so too!

Eagle - Sitka, AK 9 x 12 Oil Pastel on Sanded Paper

I’ve been home for almost a week! What a wonderful feeling!

I’m planning on a Finish it or Toss it weekend. I have a number of  Good Starts that I’m either going to finish and then mat. Or if I can’t get them done, or they just don’t speak to me, I’m going to toss them in the trash.

Here are the contenders (I think that I will actually finish these)

Neighbor's yard in Springtime - 18 x 24 Oil on Board

The Neighbor’s yard is painted with Oil Sticks. No brushes were harmed while painting this picture.

This next one is oil sticks on sanded paper, but I’ve done some outlines with oil pencils. This has been fun.

Seattle Public Market, 12 x 16 Oil Stick on Sand Paper

I will DEFINITELY be finishing this one this weekend!

Misty Fjords, 12 x 16 Oil Pastel on Sand Paper

I’ll take another picture of the Misty Fjords in natural lighting. The colors are a bit blue.

Hope that your weekend is wonderful!

Quick Updates

I worked on the Misty Fjords more tonight…

Misty Fjords, 12 x 16 Oil Pastel on Sand Paper

It is coming along, but not quite there yet. The trees are taking shape but need to push back the second rock. I’ll have to think about it.

Also, took a few more picture of my oil painting. This is a bit more true to color.

Neighbor's yard in Springtime - 18 x 24 Oil on Board

Anyway, not a bad day’s work for a Monday.

Have an excellent night.

Got back from Boston late Thursday night. It was a hectic week. Ran around today doing laundry, got my hair cut, went to the farmers market and picked up sweet corn and watermelon. AND then settled in for a painting session. Here are the results:

12 x 16 Oil Sticks on Colourfix paper -This is a work in progress

Seattle Public Market, 12 x 16 Oil Stick on Sand Paper

Don suggested that this might be better in watercolor – Something else for me to try.

Next, is another work in progress of the Misty Fjords, also 12 x 16 on Sanded Paper

Misty Fjords, 12 x 16 Oil Pastel on Sand Paper

Finally, I started a 18 x 24 oil on board. This is a work in progress of our neighbors yard in the springtime – I primed the board with black gesso. The painting will be done only with oil sticks.

Neighbor's yard in Springtime - 18 x 24 Oil on Board

We are going to settle in for a nice night of TV and fresh cantaloupe. Sounds perfect to me. It is good to be home

Hi All, I’m in Boston and haven’t done anything new, but I’m going to post the painting that I did this weekend

Misty Fjords, Oil Pastel on Sanded Paper

We had meetings all day today. I am tired, but wound up at the same time.

There was one excellent presentation about the social relationship between man in machine in the digital age. There was much food for thought. I have a serious relationship with the hardware that I work with. In ways that sound crazy, it speaks to me. It is a secret what it says.

I loved the scenery in the Misty Fjords. I haven’t been able to do it justice with this painitng. It seems that it may need an entirely different medium. It might lend itself better to watercolor washes (or even acrylic washes). Stay tuned I should have some time to paint when I get home.