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.


Wiseman PO - "Hibernation" painting

This next series is my painting started in the rain - plein-air 
and didn't finish because of extreme dampness in Wiseman, AK this past summer!

You may remember this sketch from my August 4 post:

And the beginning of the painting:

This is my start to finishing this painting in the studio (while hibernating ... but not sleeping!)

oops, forgot to crop -
I will next time.

Cheers and thanks for checking in!


Mt Jumbo - Day 3 - finished

Mt Jumbo!   12 x 14      oil on Multimedia Artboard

detail (cropped) ... i miss the oxide red

Ok, here is where you check your values. I think it works!

Here it is in the frame that my husband made from poplar.
I stained and painted it ... adding a little gold bling.

Very happy with this painting.

Check back for more progression paintings!

Thank you for viewing my art.


Mt Jumbo - Day 2

Before I forget to post this, I cannot wait until Mr Turner comes here (the movie) -
that link takes you to a Vimeo (about 14 minutes) of part of the making of.

Don't know about you,
but even I think it is fun to see the progression of my paintings ... as much as I like seeing other art bloggers who post their works-in-progress.

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Thank you with all my heART!


Painting Mt Jumbo - day 1

A friend once mentioned that he loves his drive home to Douglas Island from work (when it is clear) because he can see the island's tallest peak - Mt Jumbo - as the sun drops behind it, or in the summer, skims over it. My husband and I also live "on the island" and understand this.

 I immediately began scheming about a painting. During my many walks, drives and runs over the bridge I thought about the painting. I also took many photos.
Finally, it was time ...
 I chose a substrate, Multimedia Art Board
Do go to the link and read about it - it is really great, its best two attributes for me are:
 light as a feather 
accepts all kinds of media

 The funny thing about this painting was that I didn't sketch it beforehand, as I usually do with most of my paintings ... I just jumped right in and began painting.
So here in the next couple of day's posts are the progression paintings for Mt Jumbo.

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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park - painting finished

Happy New Year everyone!

Finally settling in back home after travels to Hawaii, Seattle and Austin. I realized I had not posted the final photo of this painting. I did finish the painting out there on the beach, but events unfolded which distracted us from taking the final photo, so here is the finished piece.

Kaloko-Honokohau Park      oil on 8 x 10 inch panel

I am pretty happy about this one. It reminds me of the warmth, the turtles, the beautiful ocean ... and those thoughts are appreciated here in the cold, dark and very windy (lately) beauty of SE Alaska.

Cheers to all - and stay tuned ... more to come in this new year.