Monthly Archives: June 2017

15 June, 2017 Thursday

Due to high winds and some rain, our Plein Air group met inside today at the Freeland Hall here on Whidbey Island.  I worked on a number of color sketches including the one shown here.


Earlier this week, I also completed the sketch below.  This one is based on a pencil sketch I made (again in the rain) at Fort Casey which overlooks the inlet channel to Puget Sound.  I absolutely love those trees.


These are both 8 x 10 inches painted in Acrylic on 140 pound watercolor paper.  They will be available for purchase on my web-site in the next few days.

The wind is still blowing here and rain continues to be a threat.  It is actually beautiful Pacific Northwest weather.

Until next time.  Thank you for reading my blog.


10 June, 2017 – Saturday

Gorgeous cloud formations over the shipping channel today.  Of course, my NIkon camera purchased especially for such occasions was sitting on my studio shelf.

Here’s a rule to live by: If you have a camera, you should carry it with you at all times.

You never know what you might want to capture for future use.

Also carry your sketchbook, some pencils, a sharpener and be ready.  The world is full of beautiful and exciting things and you don’t want to pass up any opportunities.

Reference photo