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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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Orange Hills Idaho


"Orange Hills Idaho", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board

Sometimes a simple design is the best.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Portrait Study #7



"Portrait Study #7", 14 x 11 In, Oil on Museum Board
I spent many days in early 2019 practicing portraits. This is one of them

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Gray Cloud Study



"Gray Cloud Study," 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board
This was a quick study of clouds in Utah.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Orchard First Bloom



"Orchard First Bloom," 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board
This was painted on the Plein Air Washington trip to Victoria, British Columbia.

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Victoria Houseboats



"Victoria Houseboats", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board
In April a group of painters from Plein Air Washington traveled to Victoria, British Columbia. We painted around the city and it was bitterly cold. I am still experimenting with palette knife painting.

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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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