Thursday, September 11, 2014

Nest (sold)

Nest  oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2014
sold

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Mini Daisies

Mini Daisies  oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2014
$125 USD framed 
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bluebottle

Bluebottle oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2014
$125 USD framed 
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Mango (sold)

Mango  oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2014
sold

Friday, August 29, 2014

Flowers (sold)

Flowers  oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2014
sold
Another piece done during the workshop I took with Duane Keiser earlier this summer.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wedding Flowers

Wedding Flowers,  oil on linen, 8" X 10",  2014
private collection

Monday, August 25, 2014

Oscar and Tim's Reception

Oscar and Tim's Reception,  oil on linen, 9" X 12",  2014
private collection
From my neighbor's lovely wedding reception.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Edges

Edges,  oil on linen, 8" X 10",  2014
$250 USD framed 
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I took a workshop from Duane Keiser early this summer at WIFAS. This pieces was all about edges.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Red and Grey

Red and Grey,  oil on linen, 11" X 14", 2014

Part of my Pattern and Repetition show at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Three Bottles

Three Bottles,  oil on linen, 11" X 14", 2014
Part of my Pattern and Repetition show at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Farm Eggs

Farm Eggs,  oil on linen, 9" X 12", 2014
Part of my Pattern and Repetition show at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sake Cups

Sake Cups  oil on linen, 8" X 10", 2014
Part of my Pattern and Repetition show at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Brown Vase With Damask

Brown Vase With Damask,  oil on linen, 9" X 12", 2014
Part of my Pattern and Repetition show at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Stripes

Stripes  oil on linen, 11" X 14", 2014
Part of my Pattern and Repetition show at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Six thousand one hundred and thirty eight inches of paint


90 feet of wire
200 screws
84 individual surfaces
6138 inches of paint
Inside those boxes and that bubble wrap are the paintings for my show at Brackenwood Gallery in Langley on Whidbey Island. The show runs through July.
From the gallery:

Summer has arrived in the Pacific Northwest and Brackenwood Gallery is poised to embrace it wholeheartedly with a show featuring, oil painter Jason Waskey and “Garden Garnishes” Sculpture Exhibit from 7 of Whidbey’s finest sculptors. Join us for the Artists’ Reception on July 5 from 5-7 PM.

Jason Waskey has shown at Brackenwood for several years but this is his first solo exhibition. Patterns and Repetition are themes Jason focused on for this show. Waskey is passionate about being a working artist and commits time to paint daily. Taking inspiration from the world around him, Jason creates a sense of story, incorporates craftsmanship and introduces humor into his paintings. Waskey tries to say something new with each picture be it a takeaway from a meal left on the table, or the reflection in a tea pot on the stove or perhaps a contemplative view of the inside of his studio. Jason Waskey is a painter of our time creating original works of art absolutely worth collecting!

Showing with Waskey is a sculpture exhibit entitled “Garden Garnishes”. Given that our gardens are in full bloom it’s a perfect time to find just the right sculpture to accentuate the beauty you’ve created. On display will be sculptures in bronze, stone and steel made to adorn the home or garden by artists: Dan Freeman, Georgia Gerber, Ivan Neaigus, Jim Patereau, Sharon Spencer, Sue Taves and Lloyd Whannell. Mary Fisher of Cultus Bay Nursery and Maureen Murphy of Bayview Farm and Garden are creating a “garden” ambiance in the gallery.

The exhibit continues through July 28, 2014.

Mandarins With Damask

Mandarins With Damask,  oil on linen, 16" X 20", 2014
Part of my Pattern and Repetition show at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Funhouse Mirror

Funhouse Mirror,  oil on linen, 8" X 10", 2014
Part of my upcoming Pattern and Repetition show at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July.

Friday, July 11, 2014

White Teapot With Stripes

White Teapot With Stripes,  oil on linen, 9" X 12", 2014
Part of my Pattern and Repetition show at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wine Flight

Wine Flight,  oil on linen, 11" X 14", 2014
Part of my Pattern and Repetition show at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Red Planes

Red Planes, oil on 4 10" X 10" cradled wood panels,  2014
Part of my Pattern and Repetition show at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Five Mandarins

Five Mandarins,  oil on linen, 8" X 10", 2014
Part of my Pattern and Repetition show at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Numbers

Numbers, oil on 9  8" X 8" cradled wood panels, 2014

Part of my Pattern and Repetition show at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Letters

Letters, oil on 30  8" X 8" cradled wood panels, 2014
This is the showpiece for Pattern and Repetition at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July. It took about two months to complete, and is pretty massive. :)

If you're in Langley, on Whidbey Island tonight, please stop by the reception from 5-7 pm!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Grey Planes

Grey Planes, oil on 4 10" X 10" cradled wood panels,  2014
Part of my upcoming Pattern and Repetition show at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Cairn

Cairn,  oil on linen, 11" X 14", 2014
Part of my upcoming Pattern and Repetition show at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Three Reds

Three Reds,  oil on linen, 9" X 12", 2014
Part of my upcoming Pattern and Repetition show at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Maguro

Maguro, oil on 3 8" X 8" cradled wood panels, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Tea (sold)

Tea,  oil on linen, 9" X 12", 2014
sold
Part of my Pattern and Repetition show at Brackenwood Gallery throughout July.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Coffee Mug

Coffee Mug,  oil on linen, 8" X 10", 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

Brown Pot and Embroidered Linen

Brown Pot and Embroidered Linen,  oil on linen, 8" X 10", 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

Blue Vase on Yellow

Blue Vase on Yellow,  oil on linen, 8" X 10", 2014
Part of a series of paintings I'm working on for a show in July.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Blue Vase with Chinese Embroidery

Blue Vase with Chinese Embroidery,  oil on linen, 8" X 10", 2014
Part of a series of paintings I'm working on for a show in July.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mirror ball with pattern

Mirror ball with pattern,  oil on linen, 8" X 10", 2014
Part of a series of paintings I'm working on for a show in July.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Rye Bread

Rye Bread,  oil on cradled wooden panel, 12" X 12", 2014
Willows Inn bread.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Willows Wood

Willows Wood,  oil on cradled wooden panel, 16" X 12", 2014
Smoke is one of the key components of a Willows Inn experience...

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Beets

Beets,  oil on cradled wooden panel, 16" X 12", 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sunset Beach Rocks

Sunset Beach Rocks,  oil on cradled wooden panel, 12" X 12", 2014
From Sunset beach on Lummi Island. This is the beach directly adjacent to The Willows Inn.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Four Bosc Pears (sold)


Four Bosc Pears,  oil on linen, 9" X 12", 2014
sold

Friday, April 25, 2014

Salmon berry Blossoms

Salmon berry Blossoms,  oil on cradled wooden panel, 12" X 12", 2014


Friday, March 28, 2014

Bosc Pears (sold)

Bosc Pears,  oil on linen, 8" X 10", 2014
sold

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower Seeds,  oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Rock Paper Scissors No 4 (sold)

Rock Paper Scissors No 4,  oil on three cradled wooden panels, 8" X 24", 2014
sold

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Mussel

Mussel,  oil on cradled wooden panel, 12" X 12", 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wild Onions

Wild Onions,  oil on cradled wooden panel, 12" X 12", 2014

Shitake

Shitake,  oil on cradled wooden panel, 12" X 12", 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Aspirations...

From Illustration Art (David Apatoff):

Vincent Van Gogh: Before he became a painter, Van Gogh aspired to be a magazine illustrator. He praised the quality of illustrations in magazines such as Graphic, Illustrated London News, L'Illustration, and Harper's Weekly, and clipped out their drawings, which he pasted in portfolios for further study. UCLA art professor Albert Boime quotes Van Gogh's correspondence on this topic: "[Van Gogh] declared: 'I would like to go to London with portfolio and visit the editors and managers of the illustrated journals-also get information about the different processes-a double-page spread allows for broader style.' That he fully intended to specialize in magazine illustration is seen in his hopeful observation that magazine editors would welcome 'somebody who considers making illustrations his specialty.'"

..and this was my dream in college at Parsons. To be an editorial illustrator, in the tradition of Pyle, Lyendecker, Rockwell, Tepper, Holland, Kelley, and Silverman. Ah. 

Turned out okay (from an historical point) for Van Gogh... right?

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dungeness Crab

Dungeness Crab,  oil on cradled wooden panel, 12" X 12", 2014