Friday, May 31, 2013

Back To Work

This is a paint study of the Fair Oaks' Red Bridge that crosses the American River in Northern California.  The most difficult part for me was seeing the value difference between the river and the trees. Logically the water should be lighter but I just couldn't see it. Once I grayed it down - as suggested by the instructor - it was much better.
"Red Bridge" Oil Study on Canvas Sheet
After painting, I had to figure out what to do about dinner. I am a pragmatic cook. This means I use a programmable crock pot, George Foreman Grill and microwave. I tossed two organic chicken breast with half a jar of Trader Joe's Curry Simmering Sauce into the crock pot and programed it for 6 hours on high. Easy and less than 1 minute to fix. That way my wonderful husband has a meal ready when he comes home. I will make a simple salad, microwave bagged vegetables with a little lemon olive oil and he will be happy... which means I will be happy, too.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

I've Been A Busy Girl

I've been busy finding new places to show and sell my art. My ceramic plant markers are available at Flora Pacifica in Harbor, Oregon. My hand made Uppity Beach Buttons are available at  The Perfect Yarn in Crescent City, CA.  My cat paintings are for sale at the Gold Rush Center in Gold Beach, OR. And lastly, I have my plein air paintings for sale at the Double D's Cafe in Gold Beach, OR.
You can still find my artwork at the Crescent Harbor Gallery in Crescent City, CA and the Manley Art Center in Brookings, OR.
I want to thank all of you who recently purchased my work from my Crescent City show and from the Manley Art Center. I appreciate your patronage.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Thank You For Your Service

To all those who have served our country, thank you and God bless you.

This Will Be Fun

Plein Air Artists
Ocean Air Farms will be hosting our annual Spring Fling Farm Potluck on Sunday June 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Fort Dick, California. Bring a dish and share how your garden dance goes.
Plein Air Artists are welcome to join the potluck and paint the surrounding beauty of Ocean Air Farms. There will be gardens,animals,farm equipment and buildings of your choosing to incorporate in your paintings.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

"Crabs For Sale" By Eva Marie Tanner-Klaas

It is a gorgeous day on the coast and I met with Kathy Huxley to paint at the Brookings/Harbor Port. We couldn't resist this boat with the American flag and crabs for sale. Here is my painting of this crab boat docked at a pier.
"Crabs For Sale" 8"x8" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas

Friday, May 17, 2013

Pizza Is Plein Air Comfort Food

I spent Mother's Day in Gold Beach, OR painting. I started off with a good start and then I didn't stick to my plan. I ended the day eating great pizza at Sunset Family Pizza.  Pizza always makes the bad go away.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Rainy and Foggy - No Problem For Birdie Houses

I woke up to a rainy and foggy day on the coast with a cold or allergies or some sort of plague. I can't let it distract me too much. I was busy in my studio putting together my small, clay bird house. It is pretty, gosh darn cute if I say so myself. I like to put compost and grow sedum in mine. They are easily watered from the top to keep them moist and there is a drainage hole at the bottom. Yes, I did put some thought into the design and tested it in my own garden.  They are perfect if you you want to add a little color or whimsey to your garden, container garden, pot or your green house. They fit in the palm of your hand and you can adjust the length to your needs.

Small Birdie House - High fired to cone 5.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

"Bandana Cat" - SOLD

Thank you for purchasing my art and cat print card. I appreciate your business.
"Bandana Cat" SOLD

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Pine Street, Brookings, OR

I love to paint Pine Street in Brookings, OR. It is hard to resist the quiet neighborhood, the park and Manley Art Center nearby.  Today I wanted to focus on the American flag in this artwork. After all Memorial Day is coming up and I love our veterans and troops.  They will always be my heroes.
"American Tradition" 8"X10" Oil on Linen $80.00

Friday, May 3, 2013

My Pottery Plant Markers Are Now At Flora Pacifica, Harbor, OR

I love pottery and gardening so I created pottery markers.  I use them in my square foot garden and I must say I am happy with the results.  They were very popular last garden season at the Winchuck Gardens and Nursery and now you can now find my pottery markers at Flora Pacifica in Harbor, Oregon.
These  re-usable clay, stoneware, plant markers are fired to cone 5.  You can use a sharpie or a ceramic pen to write on them. They come in several designs to mark plants in your garden, pots and even your orchids. 

Stoneware Plant Markers

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Stop The Presses

I am excited to announce that I am artist of the month at Crescent Harbor Gallery. The show includes my local plein air art and, of course, cat paintings. If you get a chance, please stop by and say hello to the wonderful volunteers.   The gallery is located at 140 Marine Way, Crescent City, CA 95531. 
These are some of the paintings available.