Ever wondered how Mary Ellen O'Connor creates her copper and gold pieces? Starting with a copper sheet, she cuts the shape of the cuff and bends it into a basic cuff. Then using a sinusoidal stake she starts the anticlastic shaping. She moves to another stake and planishs (flattens) it to finish the shaping. Not shown is finishing work on the edges and adding the 23K gold leaf.
Watercolor artist Randy Emmons is our Featured Artist for the month of June. Randy paints local scenes in his own special and very recognizable style. Some people say they are “wonky”. Others say they make them happy. Randy says that is his aim - to make people feel good. His painting method is to try to lay his watercolors down clean and crisp, with the whites intact, making each painting truly sparkle.
Randy will be at Penn Cove Gallery on Tuesday, June 6, from 10-5:30 pm with his brushes, paints and easel. It's a great time to stop in, see him in action, and talk with Randy about his techniques.
Four Penn Cove Gallery artists will be showing their work this weekend at the Whidbey Island Arts Council exhibition of talent. Beverly McQuary (jewelry), Mary Ellen O'Connor (jewelry), Janis Saunders (weaving, braided jewelry), and Jim Short (turned wood) will be among the artists participating in the show and sale to benefit the arts council. The exhibition runs Saturday May 27 - Monday, May 29 at the Coupeville Rec Hall. Hours and more information below.
Four Penn Cove Gallery artists will be showing and selling their work in the upcoming Whidbey Allied Artists Art Show, May 12-14. Painters Phyllis Drummond, Margaret Livermore, and Rainy Lindell, along with stained glass artist Sandy Dubpernell, will be among 20 local artists participating in the show.
Oil painter Rainy Lindell is Whidbey Working Artists' Featured Artist for the month of May. She finds subjects - such as the beautiful owl shown at left - every day in this area of water and mountains.
The group show is right around the corner from Penn Cove Gallery in the Coupeville Rec Hall. Show dates and hours are: May 12-14, 10:00-6:00 Friday and Saturday/10:00 - 5:00 Sunday.
Works by painter Lisbeth Cort are showing at Knead & Feed Bakery Restaurant during May and June. Knead & Feed is one of four off-site exhibit locations in Coupeville which feature work exclusively by Penn Cove Gallery artists.
Whidbey Island’s abundant farms, markets, roadside flower stands, local food and beaches all provide rich local subject matter for her work. Lisbeth’s paintings are distinguished by a lively mix of patterns, saturated colors and rich details. She combines watercolor, wax pastels, gouache and ink to present her subjects in joyful and lively ways.
The work she will show at Knead & Feed includes some of her bright florals as well as pieces with coastal themes. All work at Knead & Feed may be purchased through Penn Cove Gallery.
Dine with Art
Penn Cove Gallery artists' work exclusively hangs, and may be purchased, in these fine Coupeville restaurants: