Chena River,Fairbanks Alaska
September 2, 2008, 7:07 pm
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Chena River, oil 12x12"

Chena River, oil 12x12

 Today’s post continues my Alaska theme.  It’s an oil painting of a small clump of pines growing on an island in the Chena River, just outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. 

 This painting was done on one of the panels that I make myself in the studio.  It really gives a nice surface to work on.  I tone the panel first with a thinned transparent red oxide paint.  I then start right in on the shadows with the full paint.


Alaskan Trail, a work in progress
September 1, 2008, 1:28 pm
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Alaskan Trail, 18x24" oil on linen

Alaskan Trail, 18x24

It’s Labor Day, which means summer is coming to an end.  In honor of that, I wanted to show off what’s currently on my easel.  A summery scene,  Alaskan Trail is an 18×24″ oil painting done from some field sketches and reference photos.  There is still more work to be done, but I feel like I really made some good progress on it today!