On Friday, August 10th the Plein Air Painters of Alaska painted at the Anchorage Golf Course. Was a great spot to play with my new slate panels and see how they operate in the field. So far I love it!
“Kamaole II Beach” 9×12 oil on panel Original is Available Had the wonderful opportunity to spend a day at the beach with an artist friend. We enjoyed the Maui sun and sand while we painted. So fun! On the horizon you can see Molokini Crater (World class snorkel spot) and Kahoolawe Island beyond. The dark [...]
Plein Air Painting at the Little Susitna River near Wasilla, Alaska. The weather was rather cold and dreary this early September day. Drizzles sputtered on and off over the course of a couple hours but the otherwise inclement weather made for some superbly consistent lighting. Here are a few photos documenting the process. “Little Su [...]
Day 5 After the first full night’s sleep in over a week I felt very refreshed. Today’s scheduled painting location was downtown Hood River. It is a cute little town full of character and history. Though I was tempted to stay and paint, I failed to bring sufficient storage for all my wet paintings. I [...]
Day 4 Many artists go their entire careers without ever experiencing the rush of painting from life out in the elements. A sheltered studio is the only environment to harbor their creative process. How sad that is. Sometime before 6am Sunday morning Jeanne Young and I brave the wind and dark to find the setting [...]
Day Three The weather today was gorgeous again. Temperatures were in the 70′s and 80′s, perfect for painting. After all the rain us Alaska girls had experienced this summer, (Broke the all time record for consecutive days of precipitation) this sun and warmth was a real Godsend for Jeanne and I. Headed up to Mosier [...]
One warm September day in Alaska, fellow artists, Kimberly Bustillos, Talya Johnson and myself headed east. Up the Glenn Highway just past Sutton was our destination. Vistas on either side of the highway made for several photo stops. Here are a few of the shots… (above) Spawning Sockeye Salmon Gorgeous, wasn’t it!? Finally we got [...]
One evening in August I received a Facebook invitation from an artist friend. It was to a Plein Air Event 1500 miles away that started in approximately 10 days. At first the short notice led me to think “how cruel is this!?” … lol well I guess I was thinking out loud as my husband [...]