Wednesday, December 26, 2018

In the Cascades

First of all, I still have a handful of bird calendars left, check it out here if you would like one! This lady is included in the calendar. I love this one!

I finished another painting from our trip west, this one Washington State, "In the Cascades" (16x20, wood panel). For this one I used a sketch I had made on site. I am finding that I don't really like to paint from pictures, even though I sometimes use them, and obviously had to in my bird series.

I enjoyed doing this one. The sketch is below, so you can see I just took the basic idea, and went from there. 

This was the actual spot. The painting could have gone different ways. When we were there I really liked the yellow flowers growing between the rocks along the raging river, so that is what I made sure to put in the painting. I loved the time we spent there, and the hike we took!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Poppies and interview

There goes my intention to keep up with this blog! It's already been a month since last post. Time flies!
I've been painting quite a bit. I am currently working on some paintings of our trip out west last summer. There were so many beautiful spots that I would have loved to sit down and paint. Because of time constrains I could not, but I did do a lot of sketching and took tons of pictures. So with the help of these I can still make some paintings.

This is one of them. We saw these California Poppies on San  Juan Island in Washington. We stood there watching this view for a while. I loved seeing these orange beauties!

In other news; I am honored to be Spotlight Artist at Daily Paintworks! That means I am giving away a painting to one lucky winner, and there is a interview on the website. Check out the painting, how to win, and the interview here!