Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July

I hope your day is as peaceful as I tried conveying in this painting. A few years ago I had a friend living on a farm in Sultan, WA. What an ideal place to paint and just get back to nature. Unfortunately, after one of the big floods, the owners gave up the property. I'm glad I had a chance to visit, paint, take photo's and sketch before this all happened. So, if you see something you think you might want to paint, do it now, the opportunity could pass you by. That was a good lesson for me not that I always follow my own advise. So, what are your words of wisdom for today? One more thing, this painting won the Kenmore Camera award in the PNW Summer Show at Tsuga Gallery in Bothell WA this past Saturday. Yep, I was surprised!


  1. I can see how this won. At first glimpse I thought...wow, she certainly nailed the color and value of the back trees. Then I admired the rich greens you mixed. My hats off to you!
    Happy Fourth back at you, Blanche.
    We got away for a few days and really enjoyed ourselves. I painted and relaxed. No internet, no tv and no newspaper. Bliss.

  2. Thanks for our comments Julie, always appreciated. The photo is little darker than the actual painting, one of these days I'm going to figure that out!

    1. I understand what you mean about darker. I have to adjust most of my images for posting.
      Try "contrast" if the light band doesn't do it.