Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The "Ham"

My first plein air painting after I moved here in April.  It was a beautiful 70 degree day after a week of cold, rainy days and nights.  This was painted from the marina looking south across the bay to downtown and Western (Wash) University.  
Now that I live in the "Ham", I guess that makes me a Hamster...who paints.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Bay Beauty

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest! I am now living and painting in Northern Washington, and finding vistas and inspiration at every turn. It is so lucky and right that my daughter gave me Mary Oliver's "Upstream" for my birthday, my first birthday in my new location.  Essays about nature and much more.
Painted on Lummi Island (rhymes with Tummy), a five minute ferry ride from the mainland on a small but serious sixteen car ferry.  This is looking east to Bellingham and Mount Baker beyond.  This past weekend was the annual Ski-to-Sea seven leg race that starts with skiing at Mt Baker and ends at the Bay with Sea Kayaking, and 5 other sports in between.  The whole town turns out for it.
Watercolor, 12 x 16