Water Bearer, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in Sometimes I wonder what happens to artworks after a class ends. Kate Fluckinger sent out an invitation including some paintings I recognized from Padlet. She’s having a show, and some of the paintings were made in League classes. I asked Kate if pieces of the show were influenced by her recent classes at the League: Kate: Yes! There are a few paintings that were started and discussed in League classes with Fran O’Neill. I’ve had a busy year of painting! Here’s one I worked on in Fran O’Neill’s Abstracting the Landscape class: Hellebore (blooms in darkness), oil painting on stretched linen, 36 x 38 in Fran encouraged more attention to thicker paint application and intentionality to brushstroke direction, which was useful advice for me. It’s always so helpful to get a painting in front of others’ eyes. Moving Masses was from our assignment in last winter’s Abstracts class in which we were challenged to work without white. A practice I value greatly! Moving Masses, oil painting on low profile stretched linen, 20 x 20 in Twist is another Fran gave useful comments on. She noted how I used color to ‘twist’ and move forms. This is where the title for the piece came from, in part. Twist, oil painting on canvas, 19 x 19 in Drift was from our instructions to use colored grounds. I always use a ground but hadn’t experimented with more intense hues for grounds, which is a great way to explore work in new ways. Drift, oil on linen, 20 x 20 in Finally, Tender Logic was one I began before classes at the League, but completed and shared in Fran’s class. She offered very meaningful comments about the work. She even remarked about a tenderness in the piece, which is in part where the title arose from. Tender Logic, oil on linen, 18 x 16 in Big thanks to the League and Fran O’Neill for the support! If you live near West Seattle see Kate Fluckinger’s show at Molly’s Bottle Shop. Have a glass of wine and check out 17 new oil paintings in a comfortably cool environment. Molly’s Bottle Shop, 3278 California Ave SW, Seattle The show will be up through July, including during the next West Seattle ArtWalk on July 8. Good luck with the show, Kate!