Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Wallowas


"Wallowas", 9 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board, 2011

This is an older painting from 2011. I have been taken with the Wallowa Mountains in Northeastern Oregon since we stayed there years ago in a little town called Halfway. We drove into town as the sun was setting. It was so beautiful I thought I'd died and gone to heaven!
Halfway, Oregon

If you are fascinated by geology, like me, go to this website:
Wallowa Mountains

And for a further dose of geology--read the NPR article on the Grand Canyon. I listened to it yesterday on the radio while painting. According to the author, the Grand Canyon on "...the Colorado Plateau —130,000 square miles — there's really no place on Earth that even approximates what we have right here in the southwestern part of the United States.”

This brought back more memories--in my 20's I backpacked down to the bottom of the Canyon from the South Rim and then west along the Tonto Platform to Hermit Creek. And I've been three times on raft painting trips from Lee's Ferry through the Inner Gorge.
Grand Canyon National Park Centennial

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Mt. Wilber Morning Mist


"Mt. Wilber Morning Mist", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board

This is from one of my trips to Glacier National Park -- I can't remember which one.


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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Sky over Lopez


"Sky over Lopez", 6 x 8 In, Oil on Museum Board

This painting is from a trip in 2018 to Lopez Island in the San Juans.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Country Road Idaho


"Country Road Idaho", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board

This is a painting from my journeys to Idaho in the fall of 2017.

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Into the Canyon


"Into the Canyon", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board

This painting is from the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Southern Utah. The area, approximately one million acres of public lands, is called the Grand Staircase because the land rises in geologic steps from the low-lying desert to coniferous forest. The following link describes Escalante and its many wonders.

https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/utah/grand-staircase-escalante-national-monument

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Adams Park


"Adams Park", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board

This is yet another painting from the Winslow Art Center Paintout on Bainbridge Island last September. Adams Park is a small stretch of land on Eagle Harbor between the slough of the harbor and a busy road. More than an actual memory, this painting tells me how beautiful it was there at low tide. I found a touching story about Adams Park that I'd like to share:

Man died taking care of the park he loved.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

The Chandlery


"The Chandlery", 8 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board
The Chandlery, a shop that meets all boating needs, stands on the wharf in Winslow, on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle. I painted there with friends from Plein Air Washington in September, 2019.

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

Ulie's Boat


"Ulie's Boat", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board

I painted Ulie's turquoise sailboat in September 2019 at the Bainbridge Island Plein Air Washington paint-out. We painted at the harbor and on the main street of Winslow. I can't remember who told me it belonged to Ulie, maybe Sylvia.


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