Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Bridges of Deception Pass

This is a new watercolor called "The Bridges of Deception Pass" that I just finished. Deception Pass is located about 40 miles south of Bellingham, Washington or 80 miles north of Seattle. The two bridges connect Whidbey Island to the mainland of Washington. The image is 22" x 30" on Arches 300 lb. Cold Press paper.

Above: Detail of Deception Pass

Above: Me posing for the camera while out hiking near Deception Pass.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Painting at Haystack Gallery July 8-9

Here are some pictures from my trip to Cannon Beach a few weekends ago. The weather was perfect there. I managed to do some exploring in the mornings before painting in Haystack Gallery during the day Saturday and Sunday. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the gallery to say hi. =)

Below: Mount Neahkahnie from Cape Falcon in Oswald West State Park.

Above: Early morning sunrays at Hug Point, just South of Cannon Beach.

Above: Me very intensely painting seagulls in Haystack Gallery. Picture of me courtesy of Jill Slansky. Thanks for stopping by and chatting Jill. =)

Friday, July 21, 2006

My 1st Watercolor Canvas Painting

This is my first attempt at painting on the new watercolor canvas from Fredrix. Its kind of weird painting watercolor on canvas and the canvas acts a lot different than normal watercolor paper. Yet I must say I was quite pleased with how nicely it worked. It was a lot more like painting with oil than with watercolor actually.

This, so far unnamed, painting is 9" x 12". I wanted to try a small canvas to see if I liked it before getting a big one. Now I'm dying to see how a very large canvas would work. Over all I highly recommend this product. It's a lot of fun to use, but it does take a little getting used to.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Pictures from Mount Hebo, Oregon

The last three weekends I've been busy painting in galleries, hiking, camping, exploring and getting new ideas for paintings. Here are some photos from my trip to Dancing Coyote Gallery in Depoe Bay, Oregon a couple of weeks ago. While there I camped on top of Mount Hebo which is about 50 miles northeast of Depoe Bay. These photos are from Sunrise on top of the 3300 foot mountain which was conveniently above the low coastal clouds that weekend.

(Above) Tillimoook is below the clouds to the left.