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.


George Black Ferry

This little painting was calling to me to finish it, 
so I have been working the past couple days to do that.

You may remember from the August 21 post
I wrote a bit about the ferry - the link takes you back there if you'd like a reminder.

(I had this also on the 8/21 post, but it is kind of cool, so am linking that vid again.)

I should maybe have called this post "Painting an ugly (but reliable) ferry boat".

This was the scene. Sunny and warm.

The ferry on the Dawson City side of the Yukon, letting off cars and getting ready to load a couple of pickups. We watched throughout the several hours that I was painting how the ferry would power its way upstream after shoving off from the other side and drifting downstream a bit.

George Black Ferry - crossing the Yukon       8 x 10 inches oil on panel

For some reason I really wanted to capture the little ugly ferry boat with oils. Of course now it cannot be called a plein-air painting.

That's ok.

Here is the value check. Not bad.

Thank you for checking in!


Sinking history

The old Post Office in Wiseman, Alaska is a sinking piece of history. The townsfolk help to keep the old cabin decent by shaving off the doorway so it will not buckle. Not sure what they will do when it sinks down to the windows.

I am finally finished with this little painting and am pretty happy with it. Mostly palette knife work. It was so rainy the days we were in Wiseman last summer! 
(see photo I post again below showing a wet set-up)

Old Wiseman Post Office      8x10 inches    Oil on Multimedia panel

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