Friday, October 31, 2014

Back to the Blog!

[Insert obligatory apology for not keeping up with this blog HERE]
[Insert empty promise to post more often HERE]

Whew, now I feel better!

So where was I?

 I've finally finished a painting I started before I went to the Tongass, this one is from the Chugach NF. I hung out with more oystercatchers in the Tongass, so there will be more paintings featuring these crazy birds.

The Oystercatcher - Pakenham Point, Chugach NF - oil/linen 20x24

These two are were started on my last residency in the Tongass National Forest. The first was foiled by rain, the second by little black flies, but I brought them back to the shelter of my studio and finished them. I'm working as much as possible on my Alaska paintings, and will have two (!) exhibits of them in the fall of 2015. Time is as scarce as always lately, so how will I pull it off? Big changes ahead after the new year....stay tuned!

Harbor Island - Tongass NF - oil/panel - 11x14
Middle T, Ford's Terror - Tongass NF - oil/panel - 11x14


  1. These have an Emily Carr feel to them. I like them very much!

    1. Thanks, she's one of my heros!

    2. Oh, I am so glad you weren't offended by that. A painter friend of mine introduced me to Carr 4 or 5 years ago in the context of a challenge we were involved in. Had never heard of her so did extensive research and fell in love with the way she rendered many of her skies - very patchwork-like. Of course, I also love her rendering of trees. My textile piece paid homage to both.

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  3. Funny, someone on Facebook just posted this link today and said it reminded her of my work! Guess there is a strong Emily Carr spirit blowing over the land.

    1. Oh, thank you for the link! It was a marvelous read plus a chance to see a few of her works that were referenced/linked. I'd really like to see some of her paintings in the flesh some day. I'm sure they are even more breathtaking in person.

      Wouldn't mind seeing some of yours in person as well. :-)

  4. If you ever get to RI, come visit my studio!


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