The Paluxy River runs across Linda Hamilton's place. She invited a group of us to come paint with her. It was a warm, sunny, windless November day which is just about perfect for out door painting in Texas.
November still has some lovely Fall weather and Fall color for painting outdoors. This is a sandy cliff at the low water crossing on the Paluxy River. Its a wonderful area to paint with a variety of scenes to paint.
I did a plein air painting of this view, brought it home, worked on it again, over worked it and ruined it. In the studio, I took a fresh canvas and this time put it down and left it alone. I guess the plein air was a study which resulted in this finished painting.
My husband and I, who have family in the area, spent the month of October visiting in New York State. We usually manage to spend several days out at Montauk on Long Island. This painting is from a photo of a walk on the beach when the fog was "burning off".
8"x 10" NFS Oil on Canvas Panel This painting was from a photo I took of my 90 year old mother-in-law as she walked on the beach gathering shells in Montauk Long Island, New York. After leaving Alaska the end of September, my husband and I are visiting New York State for the month of October. This is our last week in New York; we plan to be back in Granbury, Texas the first week of November.
I painted this view of the bluff which is on the Anchor Point beach on the Cook Inlet. My husband and I were filling up several buckets with gravel to put in the pot holes of our driveway in Anchor Point. We love to take a drive down the beach in our 4-wheel drive pickup where we beach comb for coal, driftwood, gravel, and wonderful photos.
I miss my Texas painting buddies, Sheri and Terri, so I did this small painting from a photo I had taken while we were all out painting near Bluff Dale, Texas. I am still in Alaska and will be till the first of October. The Fall colors are showing up and I am ready to capture them.
One of the most enjoyable activities for me in Alaska is the mile trip from our cabin to the Anchor Point beach located on the Cook Inlet. The trees and grasses take on special beauty when seen from a walk on the beach.
After three months in a remote fishcamp where my husband does commercial salmon setnetting, I am back in Anchor Pt and back on the "grid". I love the Spruce trees and the wildflowers here in Alaska. We spend the month of May and September here in Anchor Point in our small cabin where I love to spend time painting.
My husband is a commercial Salmon fisherman here in Alaska. We fish on a setnet beach site on the Westside of the Cook Inlet. It is a remote area only accessible by boat or charter plane. Before we go to the Westside, we spend May at our small cabin in Anchor Pt, Alaska which is near Homer, Alaska. We will spend the summer fishing and return to Texas for the winter. While on the Westside, I will not have Internet service, it is too remote.
Last week I took a Silk painting Workshop in Homer. What a stimulating 4 hr. class! I have had experience in silk painting which helped since I knew how to use the dyes and what I wanted to do. It was a chance to expand and explore the wonderful creative process of dye on silk.
I love the amber grasses with the Spruce greens and the distance blues of water and mountains this time of year. We are in Alaska now until October. We will spend May in Anchor Point, then across the Cook Inlet on the beach site at Snug Harbor for June, July, & August. We will return to Anchor Point for September and leave for New York State in October, then back to Texas in November. Since my retirement, I join my husband as a true Snowbird. Life is good for an artist!
Oil on Canvas When I passed this road which is little more than a path, I always did a quick eye study of it. Finally I stopped and took photos. I wanted to capture the Texas heat of August while the sunflowers were blooming.
As a plein air artist, I love painting the landscape of both Texas and Alaska. I work mostly in oils, but also enjoy working in pastels, and sculpture. My contemporary abstract paintings are inspired by my plein air paintings as well as my reference photos. Memberships: Artist of Texas, Contemporary Fine Arts International, Outdoor Painters Society, Lake Granbury Art Association E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org