Come Sit With Me

  New original oil painting. Ring the bells  that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in.  Leonard Cohen Come Sit With Me Medium Oil on Canvas Size 30 x 40 x 1.5 $3,400.00 USD Available   Ever since I took my first photo,Continue reading “Come Sit With Me”

A Little Bit of Country

I completed this little Plein Air painting at the Sammamish Valley Garden. A Little Bit of Country Medium Oil on Panel Size 10 x 8 SOLD $600.00 USD   Everyone loves Woodinville for our wine tasting venues. But there is also a very strong agriculture element that is part of our community. Walk in theContinue reading “A Little Bit of Country”

How To: Colorful Animal Collages

What a crazy few weeks it has been at the studio! We successfully had our first two camps and they were so much fun. The elementary students explored color through different mediums and our teens practiced their drawing and painting skills. We will be posting about different projects from camp throughout the summer, starting withContinue reading “How To: Colorful Animal Collages”

Charcoal Self Portraits

After practicing charcoal drawing with the teen class when they drew paper bags, they were ready to move on to something more challenging: self portraits. Personally, I have never enjoyed drawing myself. I think it is extremely difficult because beyond drawing faces, you are representing yourself. However, the teens did such a great job andContinue reading “Charcoal Self Portraits”

Exploring Charcoal: Paper Bags

A few weeks ago the teen class drew paper lunch bags using charcoal to practice value. We really wanted them to be able to look at their bags, find where the darkest areas and lightest areas were and use charcoal to express these values. Many of the students had never used charcoal before and weContinue reading “Exploring Charcoal: Paper Bags”

Georgia O’Keeffe Inspired Flowers

This past week the elementary art students have been finishing up their Georgia O’Keeffe Flower paintings. I was feeling inspired by all of the greenery and flowers around the studio and wanted to use this inspiration in the art project for the week. When the students arrived for class we learned a little bit aboutContinue reading “Georgia O’Keeffe Inspired Flowers”

Silk Scarves for Mother’s Day

The past few weeks at PFA, the elementary students have been working on silk scarves for Mother’s Day gifts. I was blown away with how colorful and creative the scarves turned out. A few of the teens made scarves too and liked them too much to give away. This process is a little bit easierContinue reading “Silk Scarves for Mother’s Day”

That Rainy Day in Paris

I have new art to share with you on this Mother’s Day weekend. That Rainy Day in Paris 16 x 20, Not for Sale This painting is my gift to myself.  No, I did not intentionally paint myself a Mother’s Day present, but when you paint a memory as sweet as this, you are notContinue reading “That Rainy Day in Paris”