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.


North Douglas plein air I

Today in Juneau the weather was amazing. Warm and no wind.
I painted for several hours in just a tshirt.

The thing was ... it was sunny down in South Douglas 
and overcast in North Douglas!

The other thing was that even though it was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, 
only about 4 people walked by.

This was the view I decided to paint ... seen thru my view finder!

Set up and progression:

Prepared canvas board is toned with Transparent Red Iron Oxide.

Calm before the storm?   8" x 10"   oil on canvas board

I left quite a bit of the iron oxide coming through ... 
probably because it was such an overcast spot! The light was actually quite flat.

(I really like how this b&w looks!)

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