Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Started several new paintings...

Six new ones in the past week. More photos soon.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Lots of new work in progress, all from trips to or through the Sierras. Top to bottom: Whitney Portal, Hwy 395 somewhere north of Bishop, corn, near Ubehebe crater in Death Valley, and Mono Lake (Epson streaks once again found their way into a painting). All but the Death Valley painting come from Flip video footage.


I took a drypoint and monoprint workshop yesterday with Zach Gilmour. It was my first experience with this type of printmaking, and I had so much fun. The process involved drawing on plexi plates with sharp objects, inking the plates and printing them. The three middle images are printed from the same plate with variations in the amount and color of ink.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Yosemite Landscape

This painting is based on an image I shot at sunset with a flip video camera aimed through a set of binoculars at the Tunnel View stop in Yosemite. Oil on canvas. 28"x46".

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Thanks to erveryone who came out for Open Studios!
Here's an image of the finished water tanks.
Victorville, oil on canvas, 28"x41"

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Open Studios

Fall open studios happens this weekend. Many great artists are opening their studios all over the mission. I have lots of new work and some talented new studio mates. Hope you can stop by. More info below.

1890 Bryant (btwn 17th and Mariposa)
Studio 212
Friday, October 8, 6-9PM
Saturday, October 9 , 11AM-6PM
Sunday, October 10, 11AM-6PM

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Aqua: Art on Water

I have a few paintings in a group show at Artzone 461 Gallery. The show is Aqua: Art on Water and includes the work of some really good artists. Info on the show below. Hope you can stop by.

Aqua: Art on Water
September 15 - October 17
Artzone 461 Gallery
461 Valencia Street (btwn 15th & 16th), San Francisco, CA

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday-Sunday, Noon-6PM
or by appointment

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Not sure what the structure in the first painting is. It is somewhere in the desert near Trona.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Some new work

I stretched seven canvases last week and have painted on five of them now. Should have stretched more. The two images above are progress shots of paintings of the desert between Joshua Tree and Hwy 395. The top one is 28"x42" and will be the first in a series of three. The bottom one is about 18"x24".

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Solo show

I'm happy to announce the opening of my solo show, Heidi McDowell: Recent Oil Paintings, this Saturday at Artzone 461 Gallery. My work will be featured in the side gallery. In the main gallery you can see the work of Keith Gaspari and Brian Tepper. Details below.

Heidi McDowell: Recent Oil Paintings
Keith Gaspari: New Colored Pencil Drawings
Brain Tepper: Wood Sculptures
July 24 - August 22
Opening reception Saturday, July 24, 5-8PM
Artzone 461 Gallery
461 Valencia (btwn 15th &16th), San Francisco, CA

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday- Sunday, Noon-6PM
or by appointment


Started three new paintings this week including this one from the road up to Mt. Whitney at sunrise. 12"x18".

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

El pirata!

Started this guy yesterday. 22"x36".

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Two new little paintings

Finished these a few weeks ago. The images are from two trips to Point Reyes. The first is a still from a flip video shot through a scope of elephant seals on Drakes Beach. The second is a stream on the sand at Kehoe Beach. Seals is about 12"x18". Stream is 14"x20". Both are oil on canvas.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Some progress

Plenty of chain link fence still to paint. Top to bottom - 49"x65", 30"x40", 28"x45", 30"x36".

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Something new

A lot more to do on this. 24"x36".

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

No black ink

I printed some night shots of a coyote we saw in the Headlands for use as reference, but the printer had run out of black ink. I ended up with these strange coyote-like creatures in sort of photo negative environments. Here are process shots from a few painting session.

Work in progress