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“Seattle Skyline at Sunset” oil on canvas

“Seattle Skyline at Sunset” is finally finished! It will be varnished, framed then given to the Boys and Girls Club of Spokane for their annual silent art auction and fundraising gala next month. Seattle was the place my hubs and I spent our honeymoon long ago. We had dinner in the Space Needle and watched fireworks on the 4th from across the bay. It was so much fun seeing all the sights. I hope there will be someone in the audience who has fond memories of Seattle and likes my work! 👍🏻😊


Seattle Skyline in the studio


Palette

The end of a painting is the best part for me since that’s when all the vibrant highlights are put on. These colors are lovely and I hated cleaning them off my palette! Here’s a straight view of the 18″ x 24″ painting on my easel:

Seattle Skyline at Sunset

(The TMS watermark is not on the painting)

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Framing Day

This week I’ve been working on some custom framing projects, which is always a fun thing to do! I love how a frame transforms a painting.

Three of the pieces framed are being donated to the YWCA of Spokane.  They are having their annual fundraiser next month to raise money for battered women. I was honored to be asked to submit a donation. The event is called “An Evening in Tuscany”.

I’m submitting my “Wine Triptych”, a series of three oil paintings. The first painting in the collection is an 11″x14″ of the three subjects. Next is a 5″x7″ of the wine glass, and last is a 4″x5″ of the grapes. I’m so pleased with how they all turned out. The background has a mixed media effect and is very textural.

Wine Triptych

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Wine Bottle

 

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Wine Glass painting

 

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Grapes paintnig

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Here’s a short video of my framing day: