I came back from a four day trip to Seattle last night. I took my paints but, shamefully, didn't paint a thing. But I do have these that I'd done last week. I'd put the images in a couple of posts which I never posted and couldn't seem to finish from my ipad. So now, here those are in a new post.
I painted this of the Good River with Ellie and Chris again near Ellie's house on the 5th.
Picking spruce tips, the new growth that comes each year, has become a little cottage industry around here. They are used by locals to make various concoctions and are bought by the pound, mostly by the Alaska Brewing Company which makes a popular spruce IPA, with a "tart, berry-like bubblegum character."
Unfortunately some of the easiest trees to get to are at our beach and look like this one.... I painted this a few years ago.
Now it is time to get out and paint!