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.


Skagway River plein-air

We made it to Skagway where it looked as if the weather was clearing up!
Stayed at Sgt Preston's Lodge which I am happy to endorse because it is economical, clean and right downtown (well, nothing is that far away in Skagway anyway).

But as you can see below, the next day was gorgeous so we found a place to set up my pochade box from Alla Prima Pochade hand made by 
Ben Haggett (a little plug there for ya Ben!)
which I dearly love.

How do you narrow-down a scene like this?
I did use my view-finder and then did a quick sketch. This helps me tremendously.

WIP (work-in-progress) - painting sketch being "sketched".

Skagway Summer  oil on black Multimedia art board, 10 x 8 inches
I love this painting. It is the last painting from our "Brooks Range Road Trip". Ten altogether.

Thank you for looking in.

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