Sunday, May 19, 2019

Toward Escalante


"Toward Escalante", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board
Every spring I go to Southern Utah to paint out in the desert areas. For someone who grew up in the evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest at sea level, when I cross the mountains to the eastern side I am ever fascinated by the layers of rock and color, and I especially love the area of the Grand Staircase Escalante. These scrubby pines grow at the higher elevations.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Nisqually Reach


"Nisqually Reach", 12 x 10, Oil on Museum Board

This was painted at the annual Plein Air Washington paint-out at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge in March. The Refuge is a testament to the persevering power of determined environmentalists in Washington State, and I give special thanks to the late Helen Engle, who was instrumental in establishing the Nisqually Refuge along with many other preserves. Thank you, Helen!


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Solduc Rapids

"Solduc Rapids", 12 x 10, Oil on Museum Board

I painted the Solduc last summer during the Paint the Peninsula event. I love the Olympics. I spent years as a girl backpacking up the rivers--the Hamma Hamma, the Dosewallips, the Elwa, the Quinault. The names alone bring me to a magic place.


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Dock at Ediz Hook

"Dock at Ediz Hook", 12 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board

I am happy to say that "Dock at Ediz Hook" was accepted in the 2019 American Impressionist Small Work Exhibition in June, 2019.

Painted on a pier on Ediz Hook in Port Angeles, this painting won "Best Architecture" award from Judge Eric Jacobsen in the 2018 Paint the Peninsula competition on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. I painted happily with my friend, Jeanne Edwards, during the competition.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Utah Desert Mountains

"Utah Desert Mountains", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board

I'm hoping to get to Utah again this month! I especially love Escalante. Below is a copy of the map I probably got when I was there because I can't find it online. The scanned version isn't very clear, but it gives you an idea about the "Grand Staircase" -- from the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the Pink Cliffs of Bryce Canyon. I was telling someone the other day about the Vishnu Schist of the Inner Gorge of the Grand Canyon and the power of the rock, and there it is on the map. http://www.grandcanyonnaturalhistory.com/pages_nature/geology/vishnu.html


Friday, March 22, 2019

Wilderness Road


"Wilderness Road", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board

This painting is derived from a trip to Utah, one of my favorite places to paint in the spring.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Utah Buttes


"Utah Buttes", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board

In the early spring we frequently travel to the Southwest. This is from a trip to Utah

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Marsh at Salt Creek


"Marsh at Salt Creek", 6 x 8 In, Oil on Museum Board

Salt Creek is a favorite painting spot near Port Angeles on the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Bears Ears


"Bears Ears", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board

Its time to start posting again. This is a favorite painting spot from last year.

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