Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bainbridge Island Ferry: Sold

I used an orange undercoat on this painting and let some of it show through, which seems to gray down and unify the colors.    Washington often has a muted tone in its atmosphere, so I like the effect.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mount Rainier and Dahlia Fields: Sold

There used to be a dahlia farm in Pierce County that featured five acres of blooming dahlias each August and September.   My husband and I would go there every year to select new tubers for our garden, and to ooh and aah over the fabulous views of Mt. Rainier.    This painting is from a photo, and brings back some great memories.