Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hatcher Pass 25

Hatcher Pass 25

Another day visiting the pass after 5pm.
Sometimes the days are just busy and sometimes
that pays off big.

Summit Lake again was the destination.  
I rarely know exactly where I'm going to paint when I head up there so 
I often make it to the top in search of poetry.  
Sometimes I find myself back at the river, which I never mind 
and other times the poetry is everywhere!

What a surprise to find these paragliders enjoying the wind.
It was a tough choice to paint or see about a tandem ride!
Of course, the challenge was on, so I painted.
Ready for a tandem flight now though!!

Check out these great photos...

Who knew how long they'd be there and how fast I could paint these
floating, gliding, swinging, swaying strokes of color.

Not my best profile but you can see why
set up was fast!

Was I feeling excited? Yes...
What else?
Feelin' Small, but happy.

As I've said before,
the weather changes quickly in the pass.  
Spots of sun and lumbering clouds start this paint-out but changes quickly.

Then there's knowing when it's time to go.

I just love this photo Ken took.
I can get so lost in the moment I don't even realize what's going on.

I decided to go bright and just had a lot of fun with 

"She'll be Coming Round the Mountain"

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hatcher Pass 24

Hatcher Pass 24

After a busy day taking care of necessities around the house I was so thankful that my husband said, 
how about a drive up the Pass.   The sound of that was beyond refreshing.
Driving up there has become a little like breathing.  
I quickly grabbed my backpack and off we went for an evening drive.
Past the river, beyond the MotherLode, and continue by 16 mile run.
Then the decision, up to Independence Mine or over to Summit Lake. 
The bowl, where the mine lives, is notorious for the clouds to linger and invade. 
Up to the summit we go, maybe the paragliders will be there again!
(more on that later :)

A short hike and indecisive clouds made this waterfall the perfect spot.

Keeping things dry, barely :)

Blocking it in.


To many selfies but I just wanted to share the perspectives of this place.
Feeling small, and happy.

The Guardian  

As my husband loves to join me and often hikes and does photography,
sometimes he likes to just sit and as he and his dad have said,
"just watch Alaska go by"

"Love Like a Waterfall"


Hatcher Pass 23

Hatcher Pass 23

As the challenge continued and so did life, more than 30 paintings have been completed.
The blog, however, fell behind.   After a wonderful visit from my son and the 
Eight Annual Plein Air Event in Anchorage, the blog continues.

During the weekend, I set up my tent, my walls, and my art.  
It was good.  With the work of setting up done, I set up my tripod and painting box.
With a favorite photo from my daily trips to the pass I started a new piece.
It was fun sharing the process with so many people but I definitely spent more time chatting 
than painting.  No complaints though, it was a wonderful weekend seeing friends, 
meeting new ones and having the pleasure of adding happy collectors.

Before the crowds and under the trees

Getting back to the studio, it is completed

"Rekindled Love"

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hatcher Pass 22

Hatcher Pass 22

Well, I made it 21 days in a row blogging and continued to paint daily at  
Hatcher Pass until the 25th.   The Eighth Annual Plein Air Event in Anchorage took place and I started a painting of Hatcher from a photo but talking to people and 
sharing with friends took precedence and I still have to finish it.   

Then, I'm sorry to say,there was a matter of sorrow.
Prayers for peace and strength are being answered daily for my sweet friend.
Thank you God.

Then last weekend I taught a wonderful group of artists for a two day workshop. 
Two demos done there is sheer proof that I've been painting!

And best of all this, getting ready for my son's visit.  YAY!

So, at this point the 
30 Painting Challenge is still on but the timing is no longer chronological,
we are now on Angelini Time :)

Today I got to share my office with my son who is visiting from his 
college life.   It was very nice having a Sherpa for the day!

We thought about taking the elevator up at the office today 
but decided instead to take the stairs... okay path.

As I set up to paint, 

The guys continue to hike.
I see you up there!!!

And man are they fast.   Hiking, climbing and rock skipping,
(or maybe I should say boulder skipping)
they returned in just about an hour.
Paint fast Angelini, and enjoy the view!
"April Bowl Flow"
8 x 10