Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This Is As Far As I Go With This

I  created this from a class study from yesterday. I stopped where I stopped on my  study.  This is as far as I am going to take it since I don't have a photograph of the setup.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Learning The Art To Layering Paint

Okay - I am back to painting and posting... thank goodness.  Here is another study to completion where the paint is layered to keep each under painting. Quite the effect, isn't it? I am learning this technique from Susan Sarback at the School Of Light and Color in Fair Oaks, CA.

Oil With Brush

Friday, October 18, 2013

In Progress

This is from class today and it is in progress.We were at Sailor Bar in Fair Oaks, CA once again. Great spot to paint and the fishing looked pretty good.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sailor Bar With Color

I paint on canvas sheets when  I am in a class or workshop.  Last week I was in a wonder landscape class with Terry Muira when I painted the top study. Today I am in Susan Sarback's class painting the botton study. Same scene but different approaches.  Neither are rendered to completion but notice the difference in styles. Amazing.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sailor Bar, Fair Oaks, CA

This is a painting from Sailor Bar located in Fair Oaks, CA. Great painting and fishing spot.
I decided I needed to get back to the basics with oil painting.  I used a limited palette, blocked in the light and dark with transparent wash made with transparent red oxide and ultramarine blue, and kept the shapes abstract and simple.

"Sailor Bar" Oil on half sheet line - 6"x9"

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

American River At Watt Avenue Park

I went out painting with a dear artist friend along the American River at a spot I like to paint. What a beautiful day with the leaves turning.  Best part is the salmon are also running. I asked several successful fishermen what they were using and they said a bead set up. Now a fisherman wouldn't lie to me. Would he?
"American River" By Eva Marie Tanner-Klaas - Oil on Canvas Board

I Will Try This One Again

This is a watercolor of small blind kitten. He blindness was due to a head injury and does remarkably well.
I was sent a picture of him and did a drawing and this watercolor. I don't think I have it quite right yet so I will try it again.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Kitten In Progress

I found this adorable cat in my email and had to paint him. This is the drawing before I start masking it in.

It Was A Great Summer

Here are some fun beach pictures of this past summer. I loved hiking the beaches, exploring the tide pools and painting. These pictures were either by me, my husband or my good friend Lin.
This duck hangs out at Harris Beach, Brookings, OR and begs for food.  Photo by Lin.

Crescent Harbor in Crescent City, California. Photo by my husband, Gerry.

Brookings/Harbor Port in Brookings, OR taken by me when I was trying to find something to paint.

Oregon Trail view sent to me from Lin.

Rainbow Rock Caves at low tide. Photo by Lin. 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Tree Practice

Sometimes I think I have figured out how to paint tree. Other times, it is as if I have never painted one in my entire life.  I will never give up.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Sailor Bar Pond

Here is a painting from Sailor Bar Pond in Fairs Oaks, CA that I painted on canvas sheet. I cropped it to make it a better composition. By the way, the gnats were thick. That is what you see stuck in my painting.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Zazzle Store Purchases

Thank you for supporting and purchasing my art on my on-line Zazzle store.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Slight Changes

Here is another post of the watercolor cat I did the other day with some slight changes.