Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Painting Florida



I'm usually planning a trip to Florida in January.  That isn't happening this year.  So I imagined myself there painting these two from photos from previous years.

Above is from a walk at the Lake Kissimmee State Park.  It is painted on Yupo paper with watercolor and gouache.

 Below is from a walk in Cedar Key.




 

Saturday, January 23, 2021

My Most Recent Camping Trip

11x14 inch oil

 I just finished this painting from a photograph from my most recent camping trip, which was in 2018...hard to believe it has been so long. This was a view from the third of three nights in the Beardslee Islands in Glacier Bay. Below are some small watercolors that I did on the trip.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Big Clouds

14x11 inch oil

This is a recent painting from a photograph I took in 2018. 

Below are two watercolors painted in 2018.  Both are about 7x5 inches.

The photo was taken at the Gustavus beach.  In all three paintings, I have not placed trees where they actually were.  In most of my Gustavus work, I do try to depict a certain place.  Our landscape is rapidly changing, and I hope others appreciate in my paintings what they remember of the environment from only a few years ago.


 

 

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Summer Magic


6x6 oil




 
I used a photo for reference for the sky on this one and memory for the land mass and trees, remembering a campsite in the Beardsley Islands in Glacier Bay.  This was painted on museum mat board that was prepared with several coats of gesso.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Edge of the Forest


6x6 inches
 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.

6x6 inches

The watercolor looks more like the photo, but I like the light in this one better..... this scan of it could be better.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Middle Beach

oil painting 8x10






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.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Some Recent Oil Paintings



20x16 inches
... and some not so recent.  Most of them sit around in my studio for a while and get additions and changed before I sign them and put them on my web site.

This one got changed a lot throughout the process, especially after my cataract surgery.  Its a muskeg off the road between Gustavus and Bartlett Cove.

8x10 inches
Here is a fall view looking East from the dock road in Gustavus.


6x6 inches



This was a view from a friends house last winter....

6x6 inches



the road from the dock  to town...

6x6 inches
and this from a walk to a meadow, looking for orchids, off the road to Bartlett Cove.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Edge of the Field

watercolor 17x22
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.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Finally......



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.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

My Coming Show at the JAHC

oil painting 12x24 inches
This is a recent paintings that will be in my one person show at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council the month of July, beginning First Friday on July 5.

... from Gustavus beach, east of the dock near Glen's  ditch on a cold winter afternoon.