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Daily Oil Paintings of Kathryn Townsend. The paintings posted on this blog are a journal of process. Daily practice, exploration and experimentation are the life blood of the artist's way.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Barns Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

"Barns Nisqually Wildlife Refuge", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board
Plein Air Washington spent two days at the beautiful Nisqually Wildlife Refuge on the Nisqually River Delta in southern Puget Sound, "established in 1974 for the protection of migratory birds. Three thousand acres of salt and freshwater marshes, grasslands, riparian, and mixed forest habitats provide resting and nesting areas for migratory waterfowl, songbirds, raptors, and wading birds." The Nisqually River originates from the Nisqually Glacier on Mt. Rainier, a glacier I crossed when I first climbed the mountain many years ago up the Kautz route.

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  1. Beautiful painting, Kathryn! Sounds like a wonderful place and you captured the feeling of it.

  2. love the glow of those barns! very peaceful painting.

  3. Love your color selection for the sky. Think it helps emphasize the glow of light on the barns. I heard from my friend Beth that she really enjoyed the two-day plein air paint out.

  4. Thank you all for your comments! Ann--just drove yesterday with Beth to Seattle for the Gauguin exhibit--