Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Hills above Curlew Lake


"Hills above Curlew Lake", 11 x 14 In, Oil on Panel

In June I traveled to Republic, Washington, for one of our Plein Air Washington paint outs. This is a beautiful area, remote from the intensity of the I-5 corridor in Western Washington, with expanses of fields, hills, mountains and beautiful lakes.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Lynwood Center

"Lynwood Center", 9 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board

I am happy to say that this little painting won First Place in the Winslow Art Center Plein Air Competition this last weekend on Bainbridge Island! My painting buddy, Jeanne Edwards, and I were checking out the shoreline on the south end of the Island and decided we wanted color--so back to this delightfully small business center with its outdoor cafes and old time theater marquee. I am still exploring the wisdom of the palette knife--the impetuous shapes of color with a lot of paint! My sincere thank you to Lois Griffel, the juror of the show, for supporting my journey with the award! Jeanne also did a wonderful painting of the same scene, which immediately sold off the wall at the show! Thank you to Martha Jordan, Director of the Winslow Art Center for this intense experience--we had to submit our daily paintings, framed, by 4 pm on the day of painting! No time to think twice or angst about it. Thank you to Syliva Carlton, Bainbridge Island resident and founder of Plein Air Washington.

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Lopez Dock


"Lopez Dock", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board

I'll have to find this painting and see if it is as dark and scrappy as it seems, because it suits me today. This is another painting from the summer of 2018.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Cascade Mountain Trail


"Cascade Mountain Trail", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board

This is another painting from the summer of 2018.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Utah Valley Light


"Utah Valley Light", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board

There are so many places to paint in Utah. Sometimes I don't quite remember the exact location of a painting--especially two years later. But when I discovered this one in a pile of paintings, I liked the atmosphere. Since we usually go to Utah in April or May, this must have been painted from photo and memory

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Stream and Forest


"Stream and Forest", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board

This was painted during the Paint the Peninsula competition in August 2018 on the northern side of Olympic National Park.

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Mud Lake


"Mud Lake", 11 x 14 In, Oil on Museum Board

We painted along the shoreline of Mud Lake on the last day of the Plein Air Washington paint-out to Republic, Washington in June, 2019. The area about Republic is beautiful.

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Harts Pass


"Harts Pass", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board

In June, on the way to the Plein Air Washington paint-out in Republic, Washington, we drove up the narrow gravel road to Harts Pass in the North Cascades west of Mazama, WA. This is said to be highest maintained road in the State of Washington (6,100ft) above the sea level, and is located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. When we got back down the Ranger told us we were looking at Tatie Peak. It was chilly with patches of snow, but the most glorious place to paint out the back of the van.

This is from my series of palette knife paintings.

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