Wednesday, June 25, 2014

177. The Oak

'The Oak'
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

We started our Sunday drive by doing a loop on Sauvie Island, the largest island along the Columbia River. Known (at least by me) for its pumpkin patches and corn mazes, the 26,000 acre island is flat and farmy, with the added bonus of foothills and mountains rising gloriously in the distance.
This little scene was one of many just like it, - a lone oak standing guard in his field. 

Reminds me of that old saying, "Farmers: Outstanding in their field." 
Y'know, like you'd see on a t-shirt in the Miles Kimball catalog. ;) 
(That makes me sound like I'm 114 years old. I am not.)

Side note, my mom ordered us personalized pencils from Miles Kimball one year that read: 'Stolen from' followed by our name.  :)
Ohhh, for some reason that makes me laugh and laugh every time I think about it! Boy, we used to fight over that catalog. Good times. :)


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

176. Block Party

'Block Party'
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

To celebrate our tenth anniversary, my husband and I spent the day doing two of our favorite things; driving around and eating. :)
An hour or two south of us is some of the best farmland in the pnw, and it's one of my favorites places to roam. The day was sunny and warm, and after stumbling upon some rolling fields of drying hay near an old barn stocked with goats, well, my senses were having a party. It brought me right back to the summers of my youth, and made me super homesick for Minnesota.
I love a farm in the summer. :)

This particular barn is one we've seen often; it's right next to the road heading north out of Yamhill, Oregon. 
The sign reads, 'Block Party USA, Yamhill OR 2005'.


Friday, June 13, 2014

175. B is for Ball

'B is for Ball
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

The other day, I decided to whip up a large two foot by three foot painting of a blue Ball jar for my kitchen wall. 
Today, I decided to whip up a nice little version instead. :)
(Don't worry, large version, I haven't given up on you yet.)


Monday, June 9, 2014

174. Berry Box

'Berry Box'
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

The strawberries are so great this year, and our local fruitstand sells them in these beautiful green-blue paper boxes. 
Irresistible. :)


Saturday, June 7, 2014

173. Royal Baking Powder

'Royal Baking Powder'
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

I love a good label.
In fact, I was just admiring the A1 bottle the other day. :)
This vintage baking powder is from the 1960's.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

May in review...

My paintings from May.
To see the availability of these or any of my paintings, visit my Daily Paintworks gallery.

Thanks for viewing my work. :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

172. The Greens

'The Greens'
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

This little scene with every shade of green is not far from my sister Greta's house in Washington state. 
From the foothills of Mt. Adams, these vineyards gaze across the state line (aka, the beautiful Columbia River) toward the foothills of Mt. Hood in Oregon. In fact, you can just see the edge of Mt. Hood's snow cover in the  upper right corner of this scene.

In case you didn't know, the Pacific Northwest is pretty pretty. :)