Thursday, March 17, 2011
A new 'daily' painting as I figure out my next strategy on a big painting of some wetlands. It`s a close up and very busy.
I was accepted as an artist in residence at the Whiskeytown National Recreational Area,which is part of the national park system, in May. Twenty nine parks offer short residencies for artists and it`s a program ideal for landscape painters.
Speaking of residencies, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology has asked the 'alumni' to help get out the word about its program. The deadline is April 22. Imagine a mountain with rolling meadows and herds of elk under a huge moving sky. Now look down and there is the ocean, behind you is the beach! This is the massive piece of geology called Cascade Head and Sitka sits on its flank. All you landscape painters and writers listen to me, this is an extraordinary opportunity. My painter friends in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas, come west, true west. The rain will heal your parched souls. Truly, anyone who can get away from their lives for a while, this is an awesome place to create.