Friday, July 31, 2009

"The Church in Eastsound Tide In" watercolor landscape daily painting

Same view with the tide in. I may be coming to the end of this urge to paint watercolor.....It's cooling off a little!......But I still have a few to post..

10x14 watercolor

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"The Church in Eastsound Tide Out" watercolor landscape painting

It's really too hot to do anything but work on watercolors........I'm out on the back porch where it stays the coolest.......101 degrees in Seattle today!!.....Sheesh!

10x14 watercolor on 140lb Arches cold press paper sold

Monday, July 27, 2009

"Eastsound Church" Plein air painting , Orcas Island and Awards

I was struck by the intense light hitting this side of the Episcopal church in Eastsound. I set up in a little protected spot on the beach with the break wall to my back and decided to go for a 12x12 plein air painting.....which was great! But it got HOT.....and the sweat was dripping off me as I painted....surprising how long it takes to fill 144 square inches....
The set up for my second painting in Eastsound......Not quite so hot as it was a little later in the afternoon.
The view from where I camped at Doe Bay........Nice place!! ....I only did sketches of Doe Bay but will be painting from my images.

When I came home from the San Juans I had the exciting news that I won first place and best of show for my painting "Kingston Ferry Dock" at the North Kitsap Arts and Crafts show........and when I went to pick up my paintings on Sunday they handed me an award for viewers choice for the painting "City Squall" .....I believe God is confirming my decision to move into painting full time.

Friday, July 24, 2009

"The Lime Kiln Lighthouse" and plein air painting in the San Juan Islands

I have just returned from four days of whale watching and plein air painting in the San Juan Islands. I did six paintings in four days and lots of sketches......also I had many adventures and met up with friend and fellow painter J Matt Miller.

When I came home I received a phone call congratulating me on winning First Place and Best of Show at the North Kitsap Arts and Crafts juried show for my painting "Kingston Ferry Dock". A nice confirmation of my decision to quit the job and paint full time.....=]....PTL!

Lots to do so I will be posting my paintings and pictures from the trip every day for awhile ....Stay tuned!...=].........and thanks for following "In Plein Air"! sold

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Whidby Island Barn" watercolor landscape and sketches

I'm back in action after a week in camp and several days off........I have plenty of reference material to work from and lots of sketches so I hope to be doing a lot of painting.....Also , I am officially a full time artist now!!....=]...

11x14 watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press paper sold
some sketches from Winslow on Bainbridge Island.

Barns coming back from camp in Eatonville.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

"Old Hansville Dock" plein air landscape painting

We will be leaving next week for camp so I took some time and went plein air painting with my son Maury. We sat out in the bright sun down by the old Hansville dock. This is the best I could get. 8x10 oil on panel.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

"Access Road" plein air oil painting

Took a painting break Between working on my studio and getting ready for "Camp High Rock". I drove down to the empty fields by the WalMart in Poulsbo and set up by one of the access roads. These fields have been left empty, ready and waiting for the next big box store to move in ....Think it will be awhile now.......but they have endless possibilitys for painting....=]..... sold