My sketchbooks are a place of pure play for me. Sketching is a way to experience where I am, a way of relating to where I live, what I’m doing, and where I’m going. With a sketchbook available, I always have entertainment – sketching people while waiting in line at Costco or the back of a pickup truck when stuck in traffic.

My sketchbox has traveled to Japan, Central America and Europe, and I can look at these and I’m immediately drawn back to what it was like to be there. I can remember exactly what was going on around me, even though it was years ago.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Plein Air Oil Sketches

These are some of the 50 little color studies painted with Simon Kogan on Long Beach Peninsula the first week of September. Powerful teacher, gracious hostess, inspiring comaraderie. Value and Temperature, trying to paint  what we were seeing as it constantly changed..  What is necessary, what is not?  This is the heart of my biggest challenge as a painter.

                                   Now, back to Studio 106! Excited to get back to work!

Elegant late light
Before the dark and the tide took over.

Early morning light on Willapa Bay

And late light on the beach.

The South Whidbey Open Studio Tour August  24 and 25.  
              Phyllis and I were interviwed for the Whidbey Record as we
 framed in preparation. Thank you Celeste!

My wall at Studio 106
Lots of interesting conversations,   cleaned up the studio 
and sold some paintings!

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