|2.25" x 3.75"|
We arrived home last week and jumped back into the fray.
Lots of Wyoming stuff to find again (!) and put away.
I have some paintings I made along the way
... will post them later, some are ok ...
[some not - may show you the "not" ... we'll see]
Yesterday a bunch of plein air painters (The Plein Rein Painters of Juneau)
met artist Susi Havens-Bezaire to paint! (the link goes to her blog/website)
Susi is travelling in a big RV with her husband up the west coast of the USA
beginning from Tucson, Arizona (their trip began on January 1, 2013)
- finding plein air painting groups and painting every place they go!
I am very happy to report that the weather has been grrrreat in Juneau these past several days - and we met at Foodland choosing the Thane Ore House beach to paint.
I made a preliminary thumbnail sketch (above) and began sketching in the scene on my prepared gessoed and orange-acrylic-ed board (below):
The reason I put orange acrylic on the board was that I wanted to make the greens stand out. I began to get worried when I wasn't covering up the orange very well out there.
|Spring at the Thane Ore House beach 8" x 10" oil on board|
Don't know if I will keep this title...anyone have a suggestion?
Worked on this a little more this morning and, well, there you have it.
I like to look to see how the values turned out so below is the b&w.
Oh! Matt, me and a few friends of ours hiked Mt. Juneau (3,576 feet high) after I finished painting on the beach! It was a gorgeous gorgeous vew from the tippy top.
The hike was great
(also a little scary) and the first time Matt or I had ever done it!
We saw Mountain Goats, heard Whistlepigs (Marmots), saw masses of teensy-tiny tundra spring flowers, ate some Twisted Stalk, spruce tips and fiddleheads and
got really tired, but a sip of some good Okanagan vino helped revive.
Thank you for checking out my art blog!