Tuesday, July 2, 2013

"Who Am I"

Too much time has gone by since my last post.  
Many months, two trips outside of Alaska, a workshop, 
and some in-state travel and painting.  
So my blog may continue but not necessarily in chronological order!

After meeting the lovely and talented Michelle Dunaway last May in Vermont, 
I asked her if she would like to join Alaskan artists for a local workshop. 
She did indeed and I was fortunate enough to have a hand in locations and models but 
not without the help of others.  We had the most amazing three days.  
The weather was beyond Alaska perfect, our locations couldn't have been better, 
our models (all first timers) were perfect and Michelle imparted 
her wonderful artist spirit and knowledge to 15 Alaska artists June 7-9, 2013.

On the third day of our workshop we met at the 
Little Su River at the base of Hatcher Pass.  
Always a favorite place to paint, but add in Sydney with the 
Native Alaskan red blanket and mukluks and wow,  
A fantastic day! 

In the morning, Michelle demonstrated.  
This photo shows the very beginning stages of blocking it in.

In the afternoon, we painted... and so, here is my version of Sydney at the Little Su.

"Who Am I"
16 x 12