Friday, July 31, 2015

Roses with Orange



"Roses with Orange", 12 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board

Another painting from my recent "roses" obsession.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Two Roses


"Two Roses", 6 x 6 In, Oil on Museum Board

Between all the trips and plein air painting, packing and unpacking, driving to far away places, the heat and the cold and carrying the gear--sometimes its a relief to be out on the deck with a couple of flowers, just smusching the paint around.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Athabasca River


"Athabasca River", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board

Because of the forest fire in the Maligne Valley in Jasper that started the week were painting there, Jeanne Edwards and I decided to leave Jasper early and spend a day driving down the Jasper-Banff Highway. It is 144 miles between Jasper and Lake Louise and has been described as one of the most scenic highways in the world. Early on during the day we stopped at a spot along the river to do our final painting for the trip. It was beautiful and cool in the early morning air and a perfect spot with an amazing view of the mountain behind the river.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Edith Cavell, Sketch


"Edith Cavell, Sketch", 10 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board

At the end of our second painting day in Jasper, at the foot of Mt. Edith Cavell, I was tired! I had done one painting facing the mountain and one facing the other direction. But I wanted to do one more! This very fast sketch of Mount Edith Cavell was the result: one of those impetuous and "pray the devil-may-care painting gods will be with me!" And after 20 minutes or so, I just said, "put it in the box and for heaven's sake, don't look at it!" But when I do look at it now, this magnificent mountain and the story of Edith Cavell come back to me.

Wikipedia: Mount Edith Cavell

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Pyramid Mountain


"Pyramid Mountain", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board

This was my first painting in Jasper National Park last week and it was painted close to where were were staying at Patricia Lake. We had beautiful weather, but by the end of the week an intense forest fire in the Maligne Valley filled the valley around Jasper with haze.  Because of the weather, there was little snow on the mountains, but the color of this mountain was beautiful with its reddish rock.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Red Roses White Vase



"Red Roses White Vase", 14 x 11 In, Oil on Museum Board

Continuing my exploration of my lovely silk roses out in the sunlight on my back deck.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Palouse Walls





















"Palouse Wall", 9 x 9 In, Oil on Museum Board, Plein Air

Painted on my trip with Plein Air Washington to the Palouse in May. How I love Eastern Washington!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Road to Artist Point



"Road to Artist Point", 12 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board, Plein Air

Another painting from the bend in the winding road up to Artist Point. I had painted the two main vistas and I was too tired to pack up and go to another spot. So this was the view!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

View from Mt. Baker Road




"View from Mt. Baker Road", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board, Plein Air

We stopped at a sharp bend on the winding road up to Artist Point at Mt. Baker.  The view to the Southeast was of Mt. Shuksan.  The view more to the North was this one and I tried to figure out the names of the peaks by looking at the map when I got home.  If anybody knows, I'd love to hear.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Mt. Shuksan from Artist Point


Painted on my trip last week to Mt. Baker, this was actually the first painting of the day. Mt. Shuksan--so iconic and so different from Mt. Baker.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Table Mountain

"Table Mountain", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board, Plein Air

This was painted nearly Bagley Lake on the Mt. Baker road up to Artist Point. We hiked in maybe half a mile.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Roses with Orange



"Roses with Orange", 12 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board

With this painting and with the warm weather, when I'm in my studio that means the back deck! So nice to have my silk roses that never die!

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