Tuesday, October 31, 2006
LaPush is one of my favorite beaches on the Washington coast. I spent two days trying to paint , and taking pictures. It was really windy. I spent the night in Pt Townsend and then headed for the coast. It started out dark and rainy, but soon after I arrived in LaPush the sun came out and it was awsome. They have these cool islands off the coast they call Sea Stacks, and lots of atmosphere, the roar of surf, tons of driftwood, and everywhere you turn , a painting.
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Started out really foggy today. I wanted to do a painting with some water in it, so I picked a spot I have been wanting to paint . This is the Liberty bay estuary. Very cool spot, they are building a " fish park" on the property opposite this side. Unfortunately the painting didn't work out. I think I will do some more to it using the pictures I took. If it gets better I will post it.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
This is the second painting I did on saturday. I didn't get it to the completion I was hoping for. I had trouble with the pumpkins , getting the right colors for the sunlit side and the shadow. I need some lessons from Mick McGinty on that. Don't know how he does it. Probably should do some color charts. Anyhow people kept coming over to look and talk, so I wasn't quite as focused. also I was getting tired, but just having lots of fun.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Heres the set up for todays plein air painting. Took me awhile to get going. there was a long line at starbucks this morning, and then I show up with my one gallon thermos jug. They weren't very happy with me.
I painted this with you in mind Tanner. See, you can enter the scene. The trees are firmly planted, coming out of the ground. There is space, and all that stuff. What ya think?
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
Another view of the buildings at the Point no Point lighthouse in Hansville Washington. I didn't make it to the Dungeness this weekend due to various obstacles. Little things like work, life , food, health, can conspire against the best laid painting plans. I'll try again next week. sold