Sterling 12″ x 24″ Kroma paint on canvas by Raven corvid chattering “Sterling, I have a question for you.” “What is it, Felix?” “Have you been looking in the studio window lately? “No, I haven’t.” “Well she captured you. Come see. You are too big to fit on the canvas. Haha. She’s got that right.” […]
I’ve been working on paintings for a show February 2021 at the Well Street Art Co. in Fairbanks Alaska.
I might title the exhibit “Feathers and Brushstrokes.” It’s a collection of paintings of ravens. Why ravens? These large birds with iridescent feathers taunt me all morning outside my studio window, daring me to come outside and watch their antics. Serious one moment, playful the next. Soaring. Exploring. A flash of black feathers swept past my window one day and stole my attention. He held a long ribbon like material in his beak that trailed behind him like a flag. He circled up and down and made the ribbon dance in the wind. It seemed to entertain him as much as it did me. I paint to share their diverse personalities with you. A few of my treasured cranes have flown into the mix as well for this show. I will post a link to a preview of these paintings soon. If you want a sneak early preview, just send me a note.
Have you noticed paintings
open windows into Wild?
Here are a few selected paintings
and their story:
“Prince of the Arctic” Prince lumbered all the way down to…
“A Sanctuary of Calm” He had an idea for a surprise gift for his wife…
“Blue-clawed Claude” Claude left in the last week of May for…
“A Poets Homestead” He built the cabin on his homestead in 1947…
I tell you what has been drying on my easel in Studio Notes.
Studio Notes? It’s a short email you receive once a month (sometimes less often if I don’t put my paint brush down).
I share details of my explorations in paint. I hope it inspires you to be wild in your world.
Let’s celebrate Alaska’s wild together.
A professional artist and journal junkie who loves Alaska and is grateful to live in the middle of it with her husband, the falconer.
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Paintings and their story
A Sanctuary of Calm24″ x 24″Kroma paint on stretched canvas by Ravencommissioned painting He had an idea for a surprise gift for his wife. Their favorite spot. It was a collaboration of his photos and description of their home away from home that provided the inspiration. Do you have an idea for a painting? Let […]
September in Denali Park at 6:15 p.m. Colors dance to the music of sun shouting at the mountain before it sets. Wonder Lake is the place to be in autumn. Dancing with Denalipainting on canvas by Raven20″ x 20″sold