Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ernest Gruening Cabin Residency

I spent the first two weeks of August as the Artist in Residence at the Ernest Gruening Cabin north of Juneau.  My goal was to start doing larger oil paintings and I did begin 2 larger pieces one of which you can see on my other blog.  I was a very inspiring and productive two weeks.  I also painted or started several some smaller oils  and these little watercolors in an  5x7 accordion book.

A view from the cabin

inside the cabin looking out

Mount Ernest Gruening as seen from the shore of the Salt Chuck,

The outhouse as seen from the bathroom window,

one of several spectacular sunsets seen from the cabin,

Rocks above the beach,

and another view from the cabin

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

En Provence

It seems do very few little watercolors anymore except when I travel.   These are some I did n a little travel journal I made on a trip to Provence last month.  I attended an oil painting workshop taught by   Carol Marine with my friend and neighbor, Aimee, and another week in Aix with Aimee and other friend, Carolyn. You can read more about the trip on my other blog. 

They are all double pages in an accordian book and about 7x6 inches. 

View from my room at Chateauneuf de Gadagne where the workshop was held.

View from the terrace of Chateauneuf de Gadagne

From the balcony of apartment in Aix in Provence that we stayed in for a week after the workshop.

I painted an oil pointing from this later.  It is at the asylum where Van Gogh painted before his death.

This was also at the Van Gogh asylum

Mont Sainte Victoire from Painter's Park near Aix, where Cezanne painted many paintings from.

It took me until now  (10 scans done) to see that there is a smudge on my scanner.  Darn it.