Aug 18, 2017

Ground Yourself

Ground Yourself, 12x36", oil on canvas

Ground Yourself (detail)
*available, please allow 3 weeks drying time

$580.00

Jul 24, 2017

In-between Storms

In-between Storms, 9 x 28", watercolor/acrylic on heavyweight paper

$340


*detail*  In-between Storms, 9x28", watercolor on heavyweight paper

Just another waves-for-days painting inspired by those Washington Coast storms I've been lucky enough to witness in person.  There is simply nothing like that organized chaos and energy...it is awesome and a reminder of a much bigger world than my own.  

Thank you for visiting! 

R

Jul 16, 2017

Where The Answers Are

Where The Answers Are,  20 x 27 1/2", soft pastel on archival paper

$740

Jul 9, 2017

The Healing Time

The Healing Time, 7x21", watercolor on paper


$200


detail view


I seem to have settled on using Fabriano cold press 300lb paper, although I still have a sheet of their soft press that I want to try.  Fabriano, unlike Arches, does not use animal gelatin in their paper production ("sizing")...and the vegetarian in me likes that very much.

Jul 3, 2017

watercolor

Ocean Shores study, 6x6", watercolor on 140lb soft press paper

I've been experimenting with watercolor lately.  There is so much to learn...but I'm enjoying re-programming myself to paint light to dark (instead of dark to light in acrylic and oil), the immediacy of the paint being grabbed by the paper and water, and the rolling of the dice as I let a section dry.  Stay tuned...

Apr 28, 2017

Tipping Point

Tipping Point, 12x36", oil on canvas

**available**

please email renay@renayshaffer.com for purchasing details

Apr 27, 2017

like a particular phrase in a paragraph

detail approx 6x6", Tipping Point, 12x36", oil on canvas


Every once in awhile, if I'm lucky, there's a small section in a painting that just sort of does it for me. Floats my boat, so to speak, even though I often don't even know why.  I tend to go back to it for encouragement and focus on it when I need to ignore or let go of something elsewhere in the piece.  I'm not sure if other artists do this too or if it's just a quirk of mine...though I suspect I'm not alone.