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.


Cool Dark Forest

I think that will be my title ...
Titles are sometimes hard to "discover", 
but I was thinking about how hot the rest of the country is
and even though the sun has been out here in SE AK
for a couple of days,
it is not as warm as "down south".

Cool Dark Forest      6 x 8 inches      oil on Arches Huile paper

 On Saturday (8/5/2017) Plein Rein, 
our local plein air group, 8 or 9 of us this time,
traveled out to the

CAROLE BAKER of Gustavus, AK.

(Be sure to click on that link to see Carole's fabulous works
 on her dailypaintworks site 
and if interested, 
the ADNR link to find out about the Artist-In-Residence program!)

The cabin's windows look out onto Lynn Canal 
and the Chilkat Mountains, 
a gorgeous location for an artist's cabin!

We had a perfect morning of painting and then a delicious lunch.
I must share some of the photos of the day.

Cristine Crooks' hat says "Got Art?" Love it!

Cristine at work with her pastels

Cristine's finished (or nearly finished) painting!
Beautiful! Not sure the size ... 12 x 18?

Jay painting with acrylics

Arnie is painting Cristine painting

Carole capturing the scene on a tiny support
Pua Maunu practicing painting with a palette knife!

Pano of the bay and my set up

Chilkat Mts and Lynn Canal

This scene attracted me because of the dark forest shadow
and the reflections in the tannin-colored water.

I painted the rest of the painting with palette knife after this shot.

Spawned out chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta)
right there next to where I was painting.
Not a wonderful smell ...

pencil sketch beginning
(I changed a few things as the paint covered the paper.)

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Chris Lally said...

Perfect title for your GORGEOUS painting, Teri! Your color palette is so beautiful!! I want to pitch a tent right there and stay for a good long while.
And thanks for sharing the photos (awesome bald eagle)! Love Carole Baker's work, too!!
Great post.

Teri said...

Chris - you would have loved it there! Thanks so much!

Lisa Hut said...

Teri - I would love to do an artist in residence program there ... it appears to be only artists from Alaska though? Love your painting 😀

Teri said...

Hi Lisa!
The residency program is not just for Alaskans. There was a woman from Atlanta, Georgia there before Siobhan and Carole! I blogged about her: Maureen Engle - on July 11 - here - http://terirobus.blogspot.com/2017/07/gruening-cabin-artist-in-residence.html
I think I have a link on that day to the artist-in-residence program, but here it is for you, too - http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/asp/artistinresidence.htm
Yes! You should do it! I haven't applied yet. I never know when we will be traveling. Let me know if you cannot get to the site. And thanks so much for writing! Love following you on Insta and fb!

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I totally enjoyed this post, Teri. Thanks for all the great images and as an avian fan, the eagle shot just made my heart go pitter pat!
Your top painting is FABULOUS and I enjoyed all the others too.

Teri said...

I was lucky to get the shot of the eagle taking off. They are getting fat eating all the salmon (there is a record chum run here from DIPAC - officially the "Ladd MacCauley Fish Hatchery" - near downtown Juneau). The bears are fattening up on them too! ... he wasn't there while we were but soon after, Carol and her husband saw a brown bear fishing right there on the rocks near where we were painting!!! (Brownies are not all that common around Juneau, it is mostly the domain of black bear.)