Sunday, January 22, 2017

Point Retreat

oil painting 6x6

This painting is of Point Retreat Light house on the north end of Admiralty Island .  I pass it or go over it every time I go to or from Juneau on the ferry or by air.  It is no longer used for navigation and the quarters are rented out for overnight stays.  I painted this from a photo I took last month from the ferry, coming home one beautiful morning.

It's the 22nd day of Leslie Seata's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge and though I've hardly missed a day of painting, I have completed only 8 oil painting and 4 little watercolors.  They will get posted eventually.  I have yet to figure out how to get a decent photo of my little oil paintings, and wait until they are dry and scan them.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Aimee's House

oil painting 5x7 inches
One morning a couple of weeks ago, I walked over to my neighbor Aimee's house to visit, in hopes for a visit and a cup of coffee.  But she was getting ready to go somewhere else.  I did get a nice photo of her house as the sun was rising behind it and went home and started this painting. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Salmon River From the Boat Harbor

oil painting 6x8 inches
We've had spectacular sunsets this winter and I've been going down to the beach most afternoons when we've had sun.   Just after the sun went down one night last month, I stopped at the boat harbor and took some photo which I used for painting this.

This is not what most towns have for a boat harbor.   We don't have any protective waters on our shoreline, so we bring boats up this small river on a high tide and the boats sit on the sand when the tide goes out.  The tide is out in this painting.  I took the photo from the parking lot.

I've been painting most days, but a long ways from producing 30 paintings in 30 days as I'd hope to do.  I am happy though with the few I've done so far.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

My First Painting of the Year

oil painting 6x6 inches
 I signed up for Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge and am finding myself way behind.  First, I was in Juneau on the first and spent most of the second on the ferry coming home and at least a couple of days recuperating and catching up from the tiring time in Juneau.  And now that I am getting down to the studio and painting, it is very slow.  And every time I start to snap a shot of one, I see something that I want to paint over and  then I do so.  Well, this one I think is finished and though it isn't a very good photo I will put it on the site today.