Thursday, December 24, 2009


This is the 3rd attempt at painting this view.... I did a sketch while camping in the little cove in Glacier Bay about 10 years ago and later from photos taken in early morning light.... there was smoke from forest fires in Canada at the time. This one, done last week, is only about 6 by 6 inches.... I'd like to do a larger one. I don't know who Mary was and its not an official name, but that is what at least some people call it..... between Ptarmigan Creek and Lamplugh Glacier.... my friends and I hiked to above the face of Lamplugh from here.

Friday, December 18, 2009


I have at least one new painting, but can't get my scanner to work. After all morning trying to figure whats wrong, I've given up. This happened before and I got it going again, but can't remember what I did. The scanner won't connect with photoshop elements.

Anyway, thought I ought to put something here, so here's a photo of some books I've made recently.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


watercolor 9" x 12"

Is this Alaskana or what? I've been intending to do a large painting of this boggy meadow for years... a place we pass on the way to Bartlett Cove. I want to paint a panoramic view, but did this to see if I could get things right from the references I have. The trees on the left side bother me.... always something.

I've never seen a moose out there, but always look when I pass by. This moose is from a photo of one in my yard.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Here it is at last. I started this in July and it was a struggle to draw and paint every last inch of it. Its 15 1/2 x 22 inches. All I've got to say is I'm glad its done and I'll never ever agree to a commissioned painting again.... at least not of a building, a least not this large, at least not with ducks..... not of a boat either. I think I've said this before.