• Getting my bearings

    26 days ago - By Linda Schweitzer

    Babbling Creek - 9 x 12" oil on linen panel Okay, it was second day. I slept about 10 hours. Then I spent the morning taking pictures of the beach, which amazingly, was deserted, probably because of the cold. Finally decided I just had to do something. I really liked Brandy Creek, and set up my easel along the bank.
    Here is the set-up. Notice my coffee mug perched conveniently on a rock! The locals say that during the salmon runs, this creek is full of Chinook.
    I was happy with this painting! And relieved! Maybe I can do this residency thing after all!!
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  • I Forgot to Take a Picture!!!

    I Forgot to Take a Picture!!!

    26 days ago - By Linda Schweitzer

    Morning at Oak Bottom - 9 x 12 - oil on linen I'm totally enchanted by the way the sunlight rolls over the hills in the morning, when everything is soft and dewy, hitting the tops of the tallest trees first. Here I was trying to remember to take pictures of my work at different stages, so I could show how the painting developed. Well, that's a good idea, except I forgot to take a picture when the painting was finished!
    You can see how I started here, wiping out the lights and creating paths for the eye to follow around the painting. There is more detail in the finished painting. The two...
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