Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Face Paint

This was a quick oil study.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Using What You Know

I am taking a class where you take your understanding of shapes, shadows and color mixing and apply this to  painting portraits.  Therefore, it is not necessarily by what you see but by what you know.  So you decide which is in shadow and in light. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Help Patris' Studio Remain Open

I paint at Patris' Studio and Gallery when I am in Sacramento. She needs assistance to  keep her gallery location. Her building is being sold and she would like to put a down payment on it.  Help her if you can by giving to her Go Fund Me link below.

https://www.gofundme.com/2n8xgexd

Here is also the Sacramento Bee story about her plight.

http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/erika-d-smith/article100075152.html 


Patris' Location In Oak Park, Sacramento, CA




Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Yup, I Love Yupo!

I didn't want to put my brush down. I  just love the effects when working with this paper. It has a plastic coating and it makes it easy to remove color.
"Prepare To Sail"  11"X14" Watercolor on Yupo

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Forget Hip HIp Hurray! I Say Yip Yip Yupo!!

I played around with this painting for a few days before saying "Next!"
"Docked"  9"X 12" Watercolor On Yupo Paper

Friday, August 5, 2016

I'm Just Wild About Yupo

I am wild about this paper because it is fun to work with and makes watercolor easier to apply. 

"Surf N' Perch"  8'X11" Watercolor on Yupo Paper

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Yupo Adventures

Okay... This is just fun painting this with this paper. 
"Doing the Wave" 9x12 Watercolor on Yupo Paper

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Yippee for Yupo

I took an incredible watercolor class with Audi Stanton a few weeks ago and fell in love with Yupo.
You can lift the watercolor off of the paper and create beautiful effects. I say "Yippee for Yupo".
"Wave Goodbye"  9x11 Watercolor on Yupo

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Uppity Beach Buttons

Is it possible to be too busy to blog? Well it appears so because it has been a few months.
Here are my Uppity Beach Buttons fresh out of the kiln. They are currently for sale at Wright's Custom  Framing in Brookings, Oregon and a perfect addition to your fiber art project.




Monday, January 18, 2016

Where's The Tuna?

This a cat watercolor painting on mixed media paper.  I liked how the paper held the paint and that I had more control.
"Where's The Tuna" -  9"x12" Watercolor, graphite and gesso on mixed media paper.


Friday, January 15, 2016

Mellow Yellow

Here is a watercolor of an orange kitty. It was so fun to paint.
"Mellow Yellow"  9x12 Watercolor, Acrylic and Graphite on 140 Pound Watercolor Painting

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Orange and White Cat

This was a quick, fun watercolor of an adorable orange and white cat. His ears are really that long!
Orange and White - 9"x12" Watercolor and graphite on 140 pound, rough,  watercolor paper.

Monday, January 4, 2016

New Work At Manley Art Center & Gallery In Brookings, Oregon

I have new paintings, pottery, and cards displayed this month at the Manley Art Center & Gallery in Brookings, Oregon. Stop by and take a look at the wonderful locals artists' work. Manley Art Center & Gallery is located at 509 Pine St, Brookings, OR 97415.


Thursday, December 31, 2015

Goodbye 2015!

Here are my favorite things about 2015 besides family and friends.
1) Painting cats.


2. Painting flowers
3) Learning to paint clouds.

4) Visiting New Claurvaux in Vina, CA for the blessing of the grapes.
5. Painting in Yosemite in November after it snowed.
6. Walking on the beach.




Saturday, December 12, 2015

Our Lady Of Guadalupe Feast Day

Today is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On December 9, 1531, Juan Diego had a vision of Our Lady in Tepeyac, Mexico. Mary asked him to tell the bishop to build a church at the site of the vision. After the vision was confirmed by a flowering rose bush and a miraculous image on Juan Diego’s cloak, a shrine was built. John Paul II calls the Basilica of Guadalupe the ‘Marian heart of the Americas.’ [2] Our Lady of Guadalupe was declared the patron saint of the Americas in 1945. - See more at: http://divineoffice.org/1212-about-guadalupe/#sthash.MUec6IYj.dpuf
oday is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On December 9, 1531, Juan Diego had a vision of Our Lady in Tepeyac, Mexico. Mary asked him to tell the bishop to build a church at the site of the vision. After the vision was confirmed by a flowering rose bush and a miraculous image on Juan Diego’s cloak, a shrine was built. John Paul II calls the Basilica of Guadalupe the ‘Marian heart of the Americas.’ [2] Our Lady of Guadalupe was declared the patron saint of the Americas in 1945 - See more at: http://divineoffice.org/1212-about-guadalupe/#sthash.MUec6IYj.dpuf
Today is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On December 9, 1531, Juan Diego had a vision of Our Lady in Tepeyac, Mexico. Mary asked him to tell the bishop to build a church at the site of the vision. After the vision was confirmed by a flowering rose bush and a miraculous image on Juan Diego’s cloak, a shrine was built. John Paul II calls the Basilica of Guadalupe the ‘Marian heart of the Americas.’ [2] Our Lady of Guadalupe was declared the patron saint of the Americas in 1945. - See more at: http://divineoffice.org/1212-about-guadalupe/#sthash.MUec6IYj.dpuf
Today is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On December 9, 1531, Juan Diego had a vision of Our Lady in Tepeyac, Mexico. Mary asked him to tell the bishop to build a church at the site of the vision. After the vision was confirmed by a flowering rose bush and a miraculous image on Juan Diego’s cloak, a shrine was built. John Paul II calls the Basilica of Guadalupe the ‘Marian heart of the Americas.’ [2] Our Lady of Guadalupe was declared the patron saint of the Americas in 1945. - See more at: http://divineoffice.org/1212-about-guadalupe/#sthash.MUec6IYj.dpuf
Today is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On December 9, 1531, Juan Diego had a vision of Our Lady in Tepeyac, Mexico. Mary asked him to tell the bishop to build a church at the site of the vision. After the vision was confirmed by a flowering rose bush and a miraculous image on Juan Diego’s cloak, a shrine was built. John Paul II calls the Basilica of Guadalupe the ‘Marian heart of the Americas.’ [2] Our Lady of Guadalupe was declared the patron saint of the Americas in 1945. - See more at: http://divineoffice.org/1212-about-guadalupe/#sthash.MUec6IYj.dpuf
It's our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day!



Today is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On December 9, 1531, Juan Diego had a vision of Our Lady in Tepeyac, Mexico. Mary asked him to tell the bishop to build a church at the site of the vision. After the vision was confirmed by a flowering rose bush and a miraculous image on Juan Diego’s cloak, a shrine was built. John Paul II calls the Basilica of Guadalupe the ‘Marian heart of the Americas.’ [2] Our Lady of Guadalupe was declared the patron saint of the Americas in 1945. - See more at: http://divineoffice.org/1212-about-guadalupe/#sthash.MUec6IYj.dpuf
Today is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On December 9, 1531, Juan Diego had a vision of Our Lady in Tepeyac, Mexico. Mary asked him to tell the bishop to build a church at the site of the vision. After the vision was confirmed by a flowering rose bush and a miraculous image on Juan Diego’s cloak, a shrine was built. John Paul II calls the Basilica of Guadalupe the ‘Marian heart of the Americas.’ [2] Our Lady of Guadalupe was declared the patron saint of the Americas in 1945 - See more at: http://divineoffice.org/1212-about-guadalupe/#sthash.MUec6IYj.dpuf
oday is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On December 9, 1531, Juan Diego had a vision of Our Lady in Tepeyac, Mexico. Mary asked him to tell the bishop to build a church at the site of the vision. After the vision was confirmed by a flowering rose bush and a miraculous image on Juan Diego’s cloak, a shrine was built. John Paul II calls the Basilica of Guadalupe the ‘Marian heart of the Americas.’ [2] Our Lady of Guadalupe was declared the patron saint of the Americas in 1945 - See more at: http://divineoffice.org/1212-about-guadalupe/#sthash.MUec6IYj.dpuf

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Happy St. Nicholas Day

I hope St. Nicholas filled your boots with gold coins today.
God bless.

Read more here about our famous saint:  http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/around-the-world/

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving especially to our military and their families. May God bless you all!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Lucy

This is Lucy and she is a beautiful, funny cat. 
I painted this with paynes grey, viridian, titanium white, transparent red oxide, cad red light, yellow ocher, lemon yellow and ultramarine blue.
"Lucy"  By Eva Marie Tanner-Klaas  8 x 10" Oil on canvas board


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Armin Hansen at the Crocker Art Museum

Okay- I want to encourage you to see the Armin Hansen show at the Crocker Art Museum.
http://crockerartmuseum.org/exhibitions/armin-hansen
You might just fall in love with his work. I did!



Monday, August 24, 2015

So How Did We Get Here?

This is the beginning and end of a painting. Notice, in the beginning, I painted large shapes. Then I completed the painting with smaller and smaller brush strokes.



"Whisper In My Ear" 9"x12" Oil on Canvas Board




Monday, August 17, 2015

Big Shapes And Color

This is a daffodil study with big shapes and very little detail.
"Daffodils For Sale"  9x12 Oil On Canvas Board

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Transparency and Water

In this study, I started with transparencies and layered the color. Interesting effect.

"Fly Fishing On the American River" - Oil On Canvas Board 8"x10" Oil

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Learning to Paint Water

I took another outstanding class on how to paint rivers and ponds. This study was completed outdoors at Sailor Bar, Fair Oaks, CA. I used a palette knife on canvas board.  I love how abstract and colorful it is.

"Golden Pond" Oil on 8"x10" Canvas Board


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Let's Study

I love to paint studies to improve my artistic skills. In this study, I forced myself to be mindful about the shadows. (It is my tendency to paint them too dark because they are surrounded by light).
What are your tendencies?
"Sleeping Beauty"  8"x10"  Oil on Canvas Board

Monday, August 3, 2015

Shades of Green

I struggle with different shades of green in landscapes so I setup this still life study.
My favorite part are the orchids in the back. I like how they are abstract yet have enough detail to describe them as flowers. Good lesson. I completed this in 3 hours.

This is a 9x12 canvas with oil and brush.


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Turning On The Bright Light

This study definitely shows bright and light. My  yellow bottle is a little "wonky" but I am happy with the results.
Study - Oil on linen sheet

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sacramento River Ranch

I painted this outdoors at the Sacramento River Ranch.  I was happy with the results until I got it into my studio.  I will repaint it from my study to improve it.  
Sacramento River Ranch - 8X10 Oil on Board


Monday, March 16, 2015

Clouds Are Stupid

I find clouds frustrating to paint. They won't hold still so you have to paint them from a photo and I don't like painting  from photos. I can't get the color and value right  and whine, whine, whine, whine, whine... therefore, clouds are stupid.
Cloud study on linen canvas