Hello, All.

I want you to know that you've been on my mind. I haven't stopped coming around, just stopped being part of the ongoing conversation. I've had a few interactions in PM with some of you. I have been seeing that I've become very easily stressed and overwhelmed. Simplifying my life is not easy, but giving up some things has helped relieve the pressure. A recent convo with Monkey made me realize that I miss this place.

I've been working- teaching at the college and out of my studio. Playing a few gigs with the country/western band. (yes, we play both kinds of music! ) And every spare hour, I've been painting.  Since my last post, I've completed 8 paintings. Different subjects, different sizes. I have been posting them on IG in various states of completion, since  most of the people I interact with there are artists and we all seem to appreciate seeing each others' processes. 

Also I got accepted as a member artist at a local gallery, which means I get to hang two or three of my paintings at a time and can switch them out if they don't sell. As always, I don't care if they sell or not. (But of course, it's nice when one does)

Anyway here are the finished works, in order of completion from oldest on top to newest on the bottom. 
All are oils, but some are on wood instead of canvas. 

1) Waikiki Beach Sunset 
This is a view at Cape Disappointment in Long Beach, WA.  Earlier in the day, the surf was roaring- very wild and beautiful. A few hours later, close to sunset, it was like a whole different beach. 

2) Facing Sunset
    Same park, me and the BLP running up a hill to catch the last bit of sun over by the North Head Lighthouse. 

3) Cold Ducks
   This is closer to home, in Port Orchard, WA.
   Puget Sound; Sinclair Inlet in the rain. 

4) Rest Stop, South Bend, WA
    A place along the Pacific Coast where we stopped for a few moments on our way out to Long Beach

5) Into the Quiet
   Sinclair Inlet again. I do love our foggy rainy days. And weird little trees. 
   Also the last painting of 2017.

6) Across the Way
    First painting of 2018. Sinclair Inlet again. This painting is one of my smallest, at only 8" x 10"

7) Imagine Moonrise
    No explanation, it just is. 

8) A Winter Afternoon on the Hood Canal
    We took a ride around the South end of the Hood Canal, stopping at two different State parks along the way. This one is a view of Potlatch Park.

Okay, that's it for now.

Back soon.

~ Rosi

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Comment by Foolish Monkey on January 18, 2018 at 10:53am

I love the disappearing horizons.  I love the color and air.   They're not as peaceful, which is really interesting - like you're pushing something.  Good stuff Rosi. 

Really happy to see you posting again. \

Comment by alsoknownas on January 18, 2018 at 11:05am

So far that place I caught the steelhead last weekend is still there. You painted it.

I'll check the weather news later. The news was rather ominous sounding.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on January 18, 2018 at 11:09am


Comment by Rosigami on January 18, 2018 at 2:48pm

Hi Monkey, thanks for the feedback. I appreciate it. Yes, it does feel like things are changing, as they should, really. 

Comment by Rosigami on January 18, 2018 at 2:51pm

alsoknownas, I know which one you mean.
We had a thunderstorm last night that seemed directly overhead, judging by how immediately the thunder followed the lightning strikes. The first one woke me from a sound sleep, shook the house and rattled the windows. The second one caused the cat to jump on me. The last one was a little further away. It rained like hell.

Comment by Rosigami on January 18, 2018 at 2:52pm

Jon, :) back at ya.

Comment by Ron Powell on January 18, 2018 at 4:22pm

There's a sale waiting to happen for "Into the Quiet"  on my side of flyover country...

I'm ready to talk any time you are...

Glad to know that you're working and in good spirits....

Comment by koshersalaami on January 18, 2018 at 4:50pm

How long do these take?

Comment by Rosigami on January 18, 2018 at 5:49pm

Ron, you may not have noticed that I listed two paintings in this post with the same title.
I've since corrected that- the little painting with the boat in the fog is actually called "Across the Way". 
I'm sending you a PM right after I post this. 

Comment by Rosigami on January 18, 2018 at 5:55pm

k/s Each painting takes a different amount of time, depending on size and complexity. I think "Across the Way" being so small and minimalistic took about four or five hours, and the rest took somewhere in the neighborhood of fifteen to thirty hours each. Hard to remember exactly because I don't keep notes on anything. I just work until I think it's finished. 


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