Tuesday, October 26, 2010


This is a portrait of my friend's dog Luna. I feel very clever to have paired her with Lunaria seed pods, which grow as weeds in my garden. There is also a day time moon.

I copied the sky from this 1670 painting by Jacob van Ruisdael.

My daughter pointed out to me recently that many of my favorite painters are dutch. I love the Seventeenth Century landscapes with their flat friendly land and huge skies. There is Van Gogh of course. And Willem de Kooning. Fabulous. And recently I have been enjoying some local shows by Dutch painter Chris Berens, who paints two of my favorite things - clouds and white animals. He has a show here in Seattle at Roq la Rue of his more colorful recent work. You can see it here.

"Luna" is oil on canvas and measures about two feet across.


  1. I've been a lurker for a long while, so I guess I'd better just fess up and let you know how much I look forward to your updates. I love your painting style, and just how prolific you are.

    Thank you very much for sharing your work!

  2. I like all the shades of white you used, Jean!