Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sandy Beach

original oil painting 8x10 inches





Looking up the channel from Sandy Beach on Douglas Island, Juneau.  The building is was left of a pump house for an old gold mine.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Moose Family

oil painting 8x8 inches
 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.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Along the Coast





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

Sunlit Pines


12x16
 I spent untold hour painting this.  It is on a cradled birch panel.  I probably worked on it many more hours than I needed too, and if I didn't stop myself would have kept on going for a lot longer.  Finally put my name on it and stopped looking at it for a few weeks ago and now it looks OK.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Winter Sunset

oil painting 8x10

This is a view from the ferry dock in Gustavus one afternoon in January, during a rather low tide.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

On the Berm

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 Paintings


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

Winter Wonderland


oil painting 6x6 inches

 For over a week around Christmas and New Years, snow  on the trees and hoar frost made for a winter wonderland.  I've been trying to paint some of it since then.  This is the first one I've finished.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Gruening Cabin Artist Residency

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

On a Clear Day



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.