I just finished this watercolor/gouache from the same photo that I used for the little oil painting below. They were both from a photo I took a couple of summers ago while looking for orchids near the Bartlett Cove Road.
The watercolor looks more like the photo, but I like the light in this one better..... this scan of it could be better.
This is the upland area of "middle beach" in Gustavus is between the
Salmon River and Good River. We that live between the two rivers call
it our beach. There are no roads to it and it is part of the Nature
Conservancy. In the spring it is very colorful with flowering sweet
gale and rusty colored horse tail.
I painted this from photos and two little watercolors that I did at the beach in May. You can see them on my other blog.
This is a view from one of my walking routes, along the Salmon River in Gustavus. I painted it in February before going to Florida to visit relatives
and have cataract surgery. When I came home in March it looked a lot
different than I remembered..... everything did.... and I adjusted some
of the color and found a lot of things to fix. Since the surgery things
are much brighter.... I squint now looking out the window at our snow
covered field. Colors are more vivid; most amazing are blues.
This is a collage of some of my small postcard-size watercolors, painted in 2014 and 2015. These were all views from my south facing windows. I was able to get two images from most of the paintings. I did this last winter and it was in my show in Juneau in July.
Though this is old, finally, I'm back posting on this blog, such as it is or has been. When I'm painting regularly, putting things here and on my other blog seem to keep me going.
I painted most of the poppies in this last summer but was at the Greuning Cabin residency when the delphiniums were in bloom, so finished it this summer. I brought each flower in to paint in the studio. With all the dry weather this year, the spikes were rather small.
The background is black gouache. I painted it twice. The first background was a bluish grey, but turned out very splotchy, which almost brought me to tears.
I painted this from a photo I took several years ago. These guys hung around the area all summer and I'm probably still seeing them off and on.... I hope so. I can't tell one from the other unless they are tagged.
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.