|oil painting 8x8 inches|
Monday, May 21, 2018
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
I've been so busy with my other blog, I forget that this one is here. I do keep working in the studio on oil painting, though very slowly. After years of watercolor painting, I guess I go overboard with the ease of changing things with oils.
This is from a photo I took in Sitka Alaska, but I changed rocks and islands, so I want say where exactly it is.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
|oil painting 14x11 inches|
My husband and I have been going to Florida this time of year for the last few years, but this year we decided to stay home. And I'm so glad we did. It has been beautiful with lots of sunny days and lovely snow.
This is one of several paintings I've worked on in the last couple of months, from a photo taken on a nearby path. The berm is from a drainage ditch that was dug years ago.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
|Juneau Winter 14x10 inches watercolor painting|
I painted most of this several years ago. I had intended to put a car on the road, but couldn't draw one without a photo from the overpass where I'd take the photos that I used. I finally finished it as is. The house on the left is the Alaska governor's mansion.
Below are two other paintings of Juneau that I did about the same time which are available as note cards. They may be purchased from Taku Graphics or from me by email at $3.00 each.
|Juneau Winter watercolor painting|
This is a view from the State Office Building.
|Juneau Summer watercolor painting|
This is from the back of the Capital Building looking towards the Russian Orthodox Church and Star Hill.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Sunday, October 1, 2017
|oil painting 24x24 inches|
I had the honor of spending two weeks of August as an Artist in Residence at the Ernest Gruening Cabin near Juneau. The cabin and surrounding forest is a state park and the cabin opens for artists residency in the summer month.
Ernest Gruening was the Governor of the Alaska Territory from 1939 until 1953, and one of the first United States Senators from Alaska. The cabin was a get-away for his family and he an his wife lived in it much of the time after he retired.
My goal for the residency was to start painting larger with oils. I began the above piece the second week and worked on it for much of the rest of the month of August and some of September.... not steadily, as I've been working on other pieces too. I worked on it from photographs taken on one of the trails in the park.
You can see some little watercolors I did at the cabin on my Watercolor Postcards blog.
This painting was purchased by the Juneau-Douglas City Museum in December.
Monday, July 17, 2017
It has been more than a couple of weeks since I did this painting of my favorite trees at the beach. This was the first time I've finished a painting with cumulus clouds in oil. I do remember doing one that got wiped out. There are just so few days here with these clouds, especially this year, and there hasn't been another one since I painted this. I don't remember so many rainy days.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
When I go to the beach to paint, more often than not, I'm drawn to these trees. I painted these a couple of weeks ago, before I messed up my knee again. I'm struggling in the studio with two larger paintings and watching rain most days. It is a very cool summer.
|oil painting 6x8"|
|oil painting 6x8"|