Tuesday, June 30, 2015

May and June in review...

Thanks for watching my work - I hope you're having a great summer! ;)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

225. Corner Store

'Corner Store'
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

To celebrate our 11th anniversary, my husband and I spent last weekend exploring in Washington state. We stayed on Whidbey Island and had a great time hiking at Deception Pass State Park (stunning), and wandering aimlessly through the little town of La Conner (charming) and the surrounding farmland. Oh, and we ate a lot of really, really yummy food. :)

This little scene is from La Conner - it was warm and breezy and just a perfect June day.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

224. Tunnel Vision

'Tunnel Vision'
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

This scene from the Columbia River Gorge just screams summer to me. 
All the golds and the deep blue sky and the warm light on the road -- ah, summer. :)
I hope you are enjoying yours. :)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

223. Sunbathing

6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

Another little scene from Indian Beach on the Oregon Coast. 
After completing this one, I asked my boys if it looked like rocks. 
The seven-year-old says, 'Well, kinda."

Guess that's gonna have to be good enough for today. ;)
Thanks for hanging out with me.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

222. Under the Sun

'Under the Sun'
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

I always love going to my sister's house in the Columbia River Gorge. 
Mostly, of course, to spend time with her and her family, but a close second is the chance to see the incredible beauty along the way. Traveling from west to east, the landscape starts to show some skin as we go from waterfall-laden mountains to the golden hills and orchards of central Oregon and Washington. In the winter months (ok, potentially year-round), it's very typical to drive from overcast, wet weather in the west, to blue skies and sunshine an hour or two to the east. 
That's reason number three. :)

This little blue-skies-and-sunshine scene is from the small gorge town of Bingen, Washington, just across the Columbia River from Hood River, Oregon.