Friday, October 12, 2018

Delphiniums and Icelandic Poppies

watercolor 32.5 x14.5 inches
I painted most of the poppies in this last summer but was at the Greuning Cabin residency when the delphiniums were in bloom, so finished it this summer.   I brought each flower in to paint in the studio.  With all the dry weather this year, the spikes were rather small.

The background is black gouache.  I painted it twice.  The first background was a bluish grey, but turned out very splotchy, which almost brought me to tears.

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

 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.