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Morning Fog: Snohomish Valley

Morning Fog: Snohomish Valley, oil on prepared paper, 22 x 30 inches, copyright ©2014
Morning Fog: Snohomish Valley, oil on prepared paper, 22 x 30 inches, copyright ©2014

Started painting at 7 AM with student Min Zhong. When we arrived, the early morning fog was lying low in the valley. It burned off and dissipated very quickly. I painted as fast as I could to get the essential “look” of the scene, aiming for what a painter that I knew in Boston called “the Big Light Effect.” The rest of the session was spent refining forms and making small adjustments.

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Two Small Sketches

Monroe Foothills Study, oil on panel, 8 x 10 inches, copyright ©2014
Monroe Foothills Study, oil on panel, 8 x 10 inches, copyright ©2014

Two small studies painted in Monroe, standing on the Western edge of Tye Lake. Both were executed rapidly, on panel using a pochade box. The white of the panel was left for the clouds.

Tye Lake, Monroe, oil on panel, 10 x 8 inches, copyright ©2014
Tye Lake, Monroe, oil on panel, 10 x 8 inches, copyright ©2014

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Bothell Landing

Bothell Landing, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, ©2014
Bothell Landing, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, ©2014

The finished painting.

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The Park at Bothell Landing

The Park at Bothell Landing, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches, copyright ©2014
The Park at Bothell Landing, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, copyright ©2014

Plein air study of the slough at the Park at Bothell Landing. This represents two sesssions.

Bothell Landing, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, work in progress.
Bothell Landing, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, work in progress.

This is the first day session for a larger painting of the Bothell Landing subject.

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