Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Salt and Art

Tomales Bay on Etsy Sea and Horse
Painting is a true joy in life that I hope comes through in my art. I've made a new shop on Etsy for all my experimenting with watercolors, acrylic plastics, prints and even a little jewelry.
It's called Sea and Horse.

This is a new watercolor using salt on the wet paper which soaks up the color and makes a great pattern. It's called Tomales Bay after the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area where I live.

You can see my original acrylic paintings on canvas at Linda Donohue Art on Etsy.



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Harbor View

Harbor View on Etsy


When I was a kid my parents would send me to spend Summers with my grandparents in Helsingør, Denmark. Times were different then and I was able to explore the pedestrian safe city by myself and walk to the park and near the harbor. We would take the train to Tivoli, ride bikes and play on the beach (watching out for jellyfish of course). This new painting reminds me of those days and the view of the Helsingør harbor.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thankful for August

Harvest 36 x 36 on Etsy

I am so thankful for August. The ground is warm under bare feet and my garden is full of cucumbers, squash and tomatoes. My children have started the routine of school days and baseball practice and when the weekend comes we all sleep in and appreciate the extra time.  This new August painting is called Harvest and reminds me of what we have to enjoy this month.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Lakeside

Lakeside 36 x 24 on Etsy


We finished our last camping trip for the Summer and enjoyed beautiful Lake Tahoe from Sugar Pine Point State Park. Home of the 1960 Olympic Cross Country Skiing event meant plenty of great bike riding trails in the good weather. The lake was a short bike ride down the hill and if you walk down the trail from the boat house there were rocky beaches where you could spend the day in and out of the water without seeing another person except on the boats passing by. This new painting "Lakeside" is inspired by our trip.... oh yes, and on the last day early in the morning we saw a huge black bear walking through the campsite. It was awesome.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Beautiful Rain





Areas of red, pink and white are scraped down the blue green background of the canvas that look like a Summer rain has passed by and left a beautiful blend of color.

This is a new abstract measuring 40"w x 60"h is called Beautiful Rain.