Catching the California Tower in the golden hour.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016
I grabbed a bunch of flowers yesterday and tried to do a painting today that was loose and expressive. Hoping I got near the mark! Watercolor on Arches Paper, 14x20.
Available @ KatharineEngh.com
Monday, September 12, 2016
It was Fleet Week in San Diego so there were quite a few big ships in the harbor. This was at the B St Pier. I caught it when the sun was setting and the marine layer was coming in.
9 x 12, available.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
I painted at Balboa Park this weekend with the San Diego Watercolor Society. I never painted in this part of the park, there are a few old adobe buildings - this one is the Balboa Park Club building, they have puppet shows here.
10 x 14, on arches. Available.
Friday, September 9, 2016
I got a block of Saunders watercolor paper yesterday, picked up a bunch of daisies and this is my first experiment with the paper. I think I like it.
Palette: Colbalt blue, aureolin yellow, viridian green, ochre, colbalt teal.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
I painted at the Park on Labor Day, it was a beautiful morning and I was able to finish up just before the buskers and crowds got into full swing. There is so much to paint there, I look forward to doing a series in the near future.
Available at KatharineEngh.com
Sunday, September 4, 2016
The little red trolley of San Diego - this is a painting of the trolley at the Santa Fe station, downtown San Diego. The train station itself is just beautiful, and it's just wonderful how the sun bounces off the buildings. The big bay is just two blocks to the right.
14x20, Arches Paper
Available for Sale: KatharineEngh.com
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Painted along the Sunset Cliffs this morning with the San Diego Plein Air Painters. What a beautiful morning to paint next to the Pacific. The sun started to break out just as I was finishing up.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Ahhh - Ireland. When it's a fine day, it's a very fine day. This was the 2nd painting I did of the Donovan's farm, a working farm in the north of Wexford County. The first painting was rained on, and then the sun broke for a bit. After lunch I went into another field where the cows joined me in chorus, a group of about twenty on the other side of a gate but only 20 inches from my easel, cheering me on with their mooing and chewing and snorting.
When I got to Ireland I met up with my friends at Hook Head in south Wexford County. It was cloudy when I started, and it turned to mist very quickly. (And of course after I finished the sun broke out and it turned into a beautiful evening by the Irish Sea). Hook Head is the oldest functioning, active lighthouse - in all of Ireland and maybe the world.
Old Town Stavenger - Late evening sun hitting the old town. One of the oldest wooden structure towns still serving as a community. Watercolor (10x14)
From my sketchbook. I had taken the ferry around the Oslo Fjord and did a little island hopping. I got off at Hovedoya where there is a ruins of a monastery and a small marina. On the dock, waiting for the next ferry to pick me up to take me back to Oslo, I was able to get a very good view of the fortress.
Monday, August 8, 2016
Stavenger is the oil 'Capitol' of Norway. This is the restored area in center city called Old Town, small cottages from the 18th and 19th century overlooking the harbor. While I was there I took a watercolor workshop with the local watercolor group, many of whom had worked on oil rigs in the North Sea in administrative jobs. Very interesting history in this city, the 4th largest in Norway.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
One from my recent travels through Norway. This is from the Oslo Fjord, from a photo I took from one of the many ferries I would take while in Norway. A beautiful country, a wonderful blend of the ancient and the modern - all set in a majestic background.
Here I am at a waterfall in Flam which was halfway up the mountain. I had no idea what I had gotten myself into until I was well into the hike. A few feet closer to the falls and the mist and spray from the powerful falls was very refreshing. I'm just smiling because I made it!
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
I have been waiting years to get a good tripod and this weekend I found the right one, and I splurged. Below is my first outing with it - plein air painting at Seaport Village. These are commercial fishing boats docked in San Diego Harbor.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Winter at Lake Hodges. I painted this from a study that I started at the lake but the rain came in so I had to pack up. I used to stick it out when I painted in oil but it's almost impossible with watercolor because nothing dries and everything runs. I'm more comfortable with a little more control that that. ;)
A few sketches from this week. The San Diego Urban sketchers went up to San Juan Capistrano and painted on Los Rios which is across the tracks.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Painted with the San Diego Urban Sketchers at a ranch in Lakeside, not just a ranch, more like a living/functional historical site. This building (I think) is one of the original buildings on the 12 acre ranch. It was a beautiful place to paint and sketch- we will be returning soon I hope.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
The first paint out of the year with the San Diego Watercolor Society and it was local - Old Poway Park. It had been storming for 2 weeks straight but luckily we got a break.
And some sketches from the week.
And a sketch from the week.