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. 


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