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.


Palette knife plein air - Juneau, AK

"No Lifeguard on Duty"        Oil on Arches Huile paper     8 x 6 inches
Our painting group went out today 
even though it was misty and rainy. 
We did take cover under some picnic shelters
 at Sandy Beach, however.

Tom and I set up at the cement wall.

Nice beginning, Tom!

Cristine's set up. She painted with just a palette knife, or two today.

Pretty little waterfall view

Pua made a lovely painting, but I didn't get a shot of it.
My scene

Thumbnail sketch       3.5 x 2.5 inches

I forgot to take any in-progress shots! 
I used just the palette knife as well,
and it went pretty smoothly.

Detail (no brushmarks!)

Thank you so much for checking in! 
As always, I welcome your thoughts and comments.


Cristine said...

Wow you captured the day and feeling in this blog today. I really like the title. I'd love to see Sandy Beach with kids and swimmers on a nicer day. Thanks for recording the day

Teri said...

Cristine - it would/will be great to paint at Sandy Beach when there are people swimming there and people picnicking, etc. I might even do something bigger! (And next palette knife painting will be on canvas!)

Chris Lally said...

Love your misty day painting of Sandy Beach, Teri!
Really enjoyed the photos of your companions and setting. Great blog post!

Teri said...

Thank you so much Chris!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I love the way you captured the gray day atmosphere - the colors are so true and I admire your technique!

I have to ask - what is the purple structure used for?

Teri said...

Thank you Julie! Juneau has been (and still is to some extent) a gold mining area. That pump house used to pump seawater to the Treadwell Mine (1881 - 1922). Here are a couple of links for you https://www.markkelley.com/photoportfolio/pump-house-sandy-beach-juneau-alaska-image-2753/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treadwell_gold_mine.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Thanks. So neat to have that info. Thanks for the link. Love the photography. He is great.
I was on one of those large cruise ships and visited your beautiful area.

The4yearitch said...

Is it just me or is your work on fire right now? You always show me a perspective I enjoy, but you have a sparky precision happening that is absolutely awesome.

Teri said...

Man, I love your choice of words, Heidi! I so love to hear them! Thank you very much for your kind appraisals!!!