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.

8.02.2014

Brooks Range, Sukakpak Mtn plein-air painting


As we were driving in the Brooks Range on the Haul Road north of Coldfoot and Wiseman,

this



came into view.


Really a magnificent geologic formation. It was a fabulous day, luckily and as it turns out, the best day we had for this stay in the Brooks Range.

We drove along and found a good spot to paint 
on a gravel bar of the Middle Fork Koyukuk River.

This is the thumbnail sketch for the painting:


 
 Matt got some shots of me painting with a bug-shirt on. 
The skeeters weren't very pleasant.

 





 And this is the plein-air painting that happened ... about an hour's effort.


 

Middle Fork Koyukuk River     oil on Multimedia lightweight art panel  8 x 10 inches


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