This little 8" x 10" was originally a very bad plein air pastel painting. I tried to fix it only to end up turning it upside down and spraying it (something I rarely do). I feel much better about it now, though not quite sure I like it.
Today was a special plein air paint out at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor. Our focus was to paint the purse-seiner fishing boat, Shenandoah, that they are currently restoring. The winner (as determined by the lead on the restoration) was my painting seen here. It is oil on canvas board, 14" x 18". After it dries some, I'll frame it and it will hang in the Museum for 6 months!!
This is the last of the four pastel paintings I did last weekend at the Casey Klahn workshop on Bainbridge Island at the Blodel Reserve. What a beautiful place to paint. I took lots of pictures for future reference. This is a veiw of the service road leading away from the Educational Center. It was hotter than Hades while we were there, but we were in the cool shade of the forest so it was at least tolerable. It was a great workshop! Thanks, Casey!