This is Sutter. He works at a local used bookstore, Logos Books, as a volunteer. He greeted us with the look and laid back down.
Sutter is one of a few dogs that let me take several photos of him. He was featured in a previous post as a painting.
I’m continuing my series of 3 x 3 inches oil portraits of dogs.Why dogs? Because I have one.
This dog I met at the reception for my dog portraits exhibit at the Avid Reader. She was with her owner who was partially blind. Dogs are such marvelous companions!
Every year the Pence Gallery holds the annual Garden Tour in Davis. Certain gardens are chosen for their designs and use of native Californian plants in their yards. I had an opportunity to be the artist on-site in two of these gardens.
These two paintings were from one home and were done from photographs. I attempted to paint plein air but the hot afternoon sun sweated my oils that I found difficult to work from. Painting exteriors scenes is something I normally don’t do. I think my approach here became more illustrative than painterly.
These paintings will be exhibited along with other arts done during the garden tour for the month of June at the Pence Gallery.
I was at magazine store when a man gave his rose to me. He grows them in his garden and had several on the counter while he was looking through magazines. He offered me one of the roses but wanted to guess which one I would take. He was right.
Playing around with composition. I love the idea of objects off the page and the principle is to have three edges being touched. But I didn’t do it in this case. Does it work?
With this painting I was working with simple color forms. Just a hint of light or shadow. No rendering.
One of private students brought in small apples from her tree to paint. The last fruits of the summer.
Demo for a student. Two different kinds of pears with different color markings yet they are still pears.