Charles sources half of his clay from Whidbey Island for its iron content which colors the clay body a rich auburn, the iron flecks of which stain the glazes creating occasional black teardrops. He uses a palette of eight to ten glazes, which he then double-dips to create intentional secondary glaze flows. The shapes, the secondary glaze-flows, and occasional broad brush strokes of iron or cobalt are the extent of his decoration, leaving the contours of his pots to show his more than 40 years of throwing expertise. Like 10,000 years of potters before him, he relies on “the lines in the air” produced by his pots to express their ultimate beauty.
Color and composition are the strongest elements in Randy’s paintings. They are carried by the whimsical, fantasy, and cartoony characterization of the Pacific Northwest. He says, “To me, capturing reality is a job for a camera. To paint an emotion, that’s the job of an artist with a paintbrush. My medium has always been watercolor. It’s a fun, free medium that fits my personality. Hopefully I have made something that fits yours. You get the final word. It’s all about what makes you happy.”
Richard completed these serigraphs during his Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) work at Washington State University. They are professionally framed with high-quality museum grade materials and each one is signed and numbered. Images below include other serigraphs that are available. If you are interested in seeing them, Richard can bring them to the gallery.
Timothy Haslet’s paintings over the last year have often featured a fluorescent acrylic base layer with layers of semi-translucent oil paint on top. This creates a beautiful balance of “loud” and “soft” areas of color on the canvas, adding to the already dynamic qualities that are typical of his work. When you see his paintings in person, be on the lookout for the neon canvas edges glowing onto the insides of the white floating frames. Viewers often ask if the paintings are somehow backlit; when the reality is simply our eyes are perceiving and translating purposeful color choices.
Ebey's Landing Selah by Timothy Haslet Coupeville Wharf and Suva by Timothy Haslet