Christmas Commissions!

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner again. If you’d like to order a commissioned piece of art this year, now’s the time to start the discussion! With about 8 weeks left it’s good to get the ideas and the paint flowing to allow enough time for drying and framing.

Whether you have a specific idea or not, I can help you figure out size/medium and cost and have your unique gift ready for you by Christmas morning.

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Edmonds Art Studio Tour

It’s time for the  Edmonds Art Studio Tour once again. I swear it feels like 6 months since the last one!! The tour is open Saturday and Sunday September 20th/21st from 10am to 5pm. The tour map and information on all the studios can be found by visiting the tour website at www.edmondsartstudiotour.com

Our studio is #20 and it’ll be filled with original art, giclee prints and work in progress. For the tour weekend only, we will be offering 10% of all original art in the studio. A limited amount of giclees will be on display and order forms will be available for those who wish to order additional prints. We’ll also have refreshments and (if the weather’s kind) somewhere to sit and relax outside in the garden.

Below are some of the original paintings which will be on display and prints available for order. All giclee prints are gallery wrap and are strictly limited editions of 100, each signed and numbered. Please contact me directly if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you all!

Original art:

Trinity Rising 5'x14' Midnight at noon, 22x28 oil on canvas $2700 salt creek vista 28x22 oil on canvas $2700

sweep 12x24 oil on canvas $1,450 san juan sunset 24x36 oil on canvas

new light 24x30 oil on canvas 2,350

cloud 40x30 oil on canvas

morning mist 24x36 oil on canvas 3,250

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evening at Lyons Ferry acrylic on canvas 24x18 flooded field acrylic on canvas 48in x 36in

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evening blues 24x30 oil on canvas 2,350 morning shroud, 36x24 oil on canvas $3,250 copy

Saanich 72x36 oil on canvas $6,850

winter birch 36x36 acrylic on canvas $3550

 

Giclees:

sweep 12x24 oil on canvas $1,450 old barn sunset 40x30 oil on canvas 3,450

morning blues 20x16 oil on canvas 1,450

Jack's pass 30x30 oil on canvas 2,950  calm 22x28 oil on canvas 2,150

barnstorm 30x40 oil on canvas 3,450

convergence 20x60 oil on canvas

silent light 40x40 acrylic on canvas winter birch 36x36 acrylic on canvas $3550

Capitol Hill Restoration

Restoration work can be very rewarding. Taking something which has obviously been abused or neglected and successfully bringing it back to it’s original state feels very good. Below are some before/during and after shots of some old murals in the Sheffield Condominiums building on Capitol Hill in Seattle.

In the picture below you can see the patches left after all the loose paint was removed from this mural. Moisture damage had caused the adhesion of the paint to fail in some areas. The following shot shows the completed repairs.

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The big “smudge” seen in the mural below is the result of a poorly executed repair from some point in the past. A little color adjustment took care of the problem.

 

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The following mural was by far the most abused. Someone had actually punched three holes in the wall (obviously not a fan of English Landscape painting). After filling the holes, the plaster was textured using the tip of a brush to match the texture of the existing wall and then the details were repainted.

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More than a “Pet” Portrait

Albert was a great friend and a great companion. He was loyal, never asked for more than his lot and gave nothing but unconditional love to his family. To my good friend in the UK, Albert was not a pet. He was a member of the family, and he is and will continue to be missed, achingly.

Here’s the painting I did of Albert for my friend. I’m honored to have had the opportunity.

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Out of this world!

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Last week’s project was one of the most unusual I’ve ever tackled, and a first for me.

My client is slowly transforming his garage into the flight deck of the Jupiter 2 space craft from the old TV series “Lost in Space”. He has a long history of professional sci-fi make up and model making and is something of a technical wizard so his creations are extremely convincing, down to Robby the Robot himself.

As part of the project, scenery was required for the three large windows in the front of the craft so designs were produced to try and capture what he had in mind. With some adjustments we landed on the right composition.

Below is a before and after shot of the windows and some detail shots. This is the first time I’ve painted any kind of space mural and it was great fun. Upon completion and varnishing, the stars were over painted with glow paint so that when the lights are out, there is still the effect of a starry night sky through the window.

Thanks for the opportunity!

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To Idaho they go!

Tomorrow (Wednesday July 30th) I take eight paintings over to Idaho to The Painter’s Chair Gallery. Potentially the last chance locally if anyone is interested in any of these pieces. I’m here today if you want to see them.

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“Flooded Field” acrylic on canvas 36×48

 

Settling in Birch Bay small 96x36, oil on canvas

 

“Settling in – Birch Bay” oil on canvas  36×96

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“Calm Before” Acrylic on canvas 24×30

 

 

arbutus2 16x20 oil on canvas $1,450 arbutus1 24x30 oil on canvas $2,250 arbutus3 16x20 oil on canvas $1,450

“Arbutous 1, 2 and 3 oil on canvas

 

 

hightower ampa, 48x60 oil on canvas 4250

“Hightower” oil on canvas 60×72

 

Shifting Horizons

 

“Shifting Horizons” oil on canvas 36×48

Show sales!

I’m proud and so thankful for all that Cole Gallery does for their artists. I’m thrilled that a third painting from the show sold today. Thank you so much!

convergence 20x60 oil on canvas

“Convergence”

barnstorm 30x40 oil on canvas 3,450

“Barnstorm”

 

calm 22x28 oil on canvas 2,150

“Calm”

 

The show is on until August 18th!