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.

6.17.2017

Bear Glacier, British Columbia - plein air to studio painting -


In May, we flew to Seattle to visit family 
and retrieve our pickup. 
We drove home to Juneau 
via the Cassiar Hwy, Alcan 
Skagway, AK.

 I painted a few times along the way.

One place we had always wanted to visit
 is Stewart, BC and Hyder, AK 
so we made the left turn at Highway 37A 
from Meziadin Junction at Milepost J 97.5.

We "ran into" the beautiful Bear Glacier, in British Columbia:





and I made a quick pencil and painting sketch:


Bear Glacier, BC   pencil  5 x 4"


Bear Glacier, BC    oil on linen plein air sketch    8 x 6 inches   
Matt took a couple of photos 
while I was working (it was pretty chilly, 
so I am bundled up):




Back home, found a piece of Masonite that I had gessoed black.
Sketched in general guides with my pastel pencil.


And ... the result:

Bear Glacier, BC    oil on Masonite panel  18 x 11.75


Thank you so much for viewing! 
Hope you are all having a good summer - 
Solstice is almost here!