Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.

7.13.2013

The Yellow Raincoat - plein air



Today I went with the Juneau Plein Rein painters up Basin Road to a Gold Creek gravelbar. 
This spot is where lots of tourists go to pan for gold. 
The foot bridge in the picture leads over to the mining museum.

The day began with low clouds threatening rain, but as the morning progressed, the clouds thinned and blue sky appeared! I painted for about two hours on this little 6x6 panel. Forgot my palette knife so I was forced to use brushes!

We saw a Harlequin female duck with her ducklings in the fast flowing stream. They literally ran across the swift current to cross the river, seeming fearless!


The Yellow Raincoat    oil    6" x 6"

(I will get back to my Charleston painting in a bit.)

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