Here is the second Savage River painting, with a photo taken by my painting buddy, Mary Bee Kaufman. I'm smiling because we were toasty warm, out of the wind with an afternoon sun! A glorious day for plein air!
On September 21 I had a great day painting in Denali National Park. This is a view of Savage River. Thanks to Steve DuBois, a friendly Alaskan photographer, who took this photo! It was windy up there on the road, and I was so cold I could hardly hold the brush still. It was worth it, though. What a fantastic place!
The berries in our back yard finally ripened! I waited all summer for a chance to do this painting. This piece draws on my current inspiration, late 18th c and early 19th c still life. At some point I will do a larger piece, but first I wanted to try a this on a small scale. This was more like a three day painting than a daily painting, I wanted to develop it beyond a sketch.