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!
**UPDATE** FEBRUARY 25th FROM 7-10PM LAST FRIDAY IN SPENARD – Closing of Silent Auction and Meet & Greet Artists! Click for Event Details. Be sure to swing by Blaines Art in Anchorage on Feb. 25th where we will be winding down the silent auction. Amazing paintings by dozens of Alaskan artists will be available. This [...]
In fall of 2009 my family was blessed with the trip of a lifetime to a very special place, Kolea Villas in Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. So special, while there I constantly found myself pausing as if to record every detail for future recollection. Upon leaving I was immensely aware [...]
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 [...]
On my recent trip to Oregon I obtained many reference photos for future paintings. This subject, Cone Flowers or Echinacea, was just beautiful as they lazily swayed in and out of the late afternoon sun. Here I am working on an 8×8 Blick Studio Artists’ Board 3/4″ cradled panel .Â They have a nice irregular [...]
I often laugh at myself when I do certain things in the name of painting. Three days ago was no exception!
Recently a couple artist friends and I got together for a little painting session. Here is the process! On my way to our painting date I swung by the grocery store to grab some painting inspiration. Though the weather is still yucky here, the produce at the store had all the colors and smells of spring that I longed for. It didn’t take long to find an assortment of colorful fruit, tulips, a red onion and one turnip to be our still life subjects.
This morning I awoke to a very unwelcome form of precipitation… snow Yeah, I know it’s April in Alaska and we always seem to get one last hurrah of winter this time of year but that does little to console me. So to combat my weather-related foul mood I decided to paint a flower. Simple pleasures people! Here is an Alaskan Wild Iris. In mid June these gorgeous flowers will carpet meadows with their shades of blue and violet. It is SO stunning!