Sunday, October 18, 2015

Mission State Park studies

A quick trip to Mission State Park turned out to be an opportunity to enjoy fall color and do a few quick watercolor sketches. I chose a palette of  Payne's grey, alizarin crimson and cadmium yellow. It takes a few attempts to loosen up and  enjoy the  painting process.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Inn at Proposal Rock

We stayed at the Inn at Proposal Rock on November 9th, 2014. We woke up to a surprisingly clear morning. The view was fantastic and deserved a sketch. I drew the scene form the balcony before the sun burned off the fog.

 This seagull landed on the next door deck railing. He was watching me paint, eyeballing my paintbrush.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Recent Sketches

I have been doing some sketches lately. The sketches are of cranberry fields near Longbeach, Washington. These sketches were done from photos on my iPhone.

We spent a few days camping at Fort Stevens on the coast. Cool and overcast most of the time. I took my easel to Coffinbury Lake and did this little sketch.

We spent a few nights at little Cooper Spur Resort. I walked up to the ski resort and did this little painting of the ski runs. It was very quiet, almost spooky. No one else was around.

I am presenting these pieces as challenge to myself. A painting a day.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Watercolor sketches

I painted this from a photo, concentrating on large color patches and value. I tried to keep it loose with a limited palette. It ended up being really fun.