Amtrak Station, 2020

Amtrak Station, 2020, 8 x 10 inches oil on canvas panel

Usually the Amtrak Station is full of students and workers going to the Bay Area. But now it sits almost empty, just a few people on and off.

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Muffet

Muffet, watercolor on art board, 8 x 10 inches by Marlene Lee

I had started to volunteer my service as an artist to the Pets Lifeline of Sonoma. Pet owners submit a favorite photo of their pets and a donation of $20 to have their pet portrait done by a random artist. I thought this would be a great way to improve my watercolor painting.

CR25 Ranch in Esparto CA

Mountain View at CR25 Ranch in Esparto CA, 8×6 inches oils on canvas panel by Marlene Lee

I am back to participating at the Yolo Arts & Ag Project. It’s a project sponsored by Yolo Arts where artists/photographers are invited to private farms/ranch to captured the California landscape in paintings or photography. Every time I go and visit a farm I am captivated by the vast landscape and the faraway mountain ranges.

Painting Pears

I’m back to painting still life, fruits to be exact. Fruits were my first subject matter when I wanted to tackle oils. But getting back into them is like visiting an old friend. Besides I was requested via Etsy to paint more fruit paintings.

“Brown and Green Pears” was worked on with oils and cold wax. I was able to applied a bit of collage in the background. I hope to paint more paintings with oils and cold wax to create the translucent look.

Brown and Green Pears, 8 x 8 inches oil on canvas panel by Marlene Lee

“Chinese Whiskey Jar and Asian Pear” was painted strictly with oils but I used a palette knife towards the end. There is something expressive that happens when I use the palette knife for accents.

Chinese Whiskey Jar with Asian Pear, 8 x 8 inches oil on canvas panel