Archive | July, 2011

Crossing the flats

From Tlell the highway cuts a straight slash across the island to port Clement. The interior landscape here quite a different forest and boggy low lands. It is SO green. the photos just don’t do it justice. Beautiful grassy ponds, streams and bog edges in contrast to craggy & stunted pine tree forms in the […]

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heading up the coast

From Queen Charlotte and Skidegate up the eastern coast to Tlell the road winds along the shoreline. This is the eastern side of Graham Island and faces the shallow and somewhat unpredictable Hecate Straight. Leaving the heavily forested islands and mountains behind – long stretches of rocky tidal shoreline interrupted by outcroppings of ragged black […]

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Paint out with the locals – Naikoon

thanks to Penny Richardson for the use of her little “stackwood” cabin for the central hub of the days painting. what a great little place. We walked through the thin mossy trees to the open beach and dunes beyond…everyone spreading out in different directions to photograph, paint and sketch. the sun came blasting through after […]

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morning misty islands

the tidal foreshore just off Queen Charlotte village. Morning fog wrapped around all the islands and moved through till it burned off to a sunny morning. I was driving up to Tlell about 6:30 and had some great views near the kaay center and the carving sheds on the shore in Skidegate.driftwood on the east […]

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Box is signed…

Usually that means that it is finished…but I will have to do some finishing cloud-sky color on the top after we remove the tarp cover. Weather forcast good for Wednesday – so that may be the big day for final paint and clear coat also. This is Donald, my studio assistant – he helps out […]

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Roadtrip – west coast Haida Gwaii

GREGORY BEACHYou could hear the surf from the edge of the forest, shoulder high with lush salal bushes, and the trees change character as you near the windswept outer coast. Gregory beach is a long curve between two wooded headlands. not heavy surf crashing, but a steady swell that lifted way up the sloping, stony […]

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Roadtrip – Yakoun Lake

Did a tour into Yakoun Lake and Rennel Sound on Tuesday with Christie from Beyond the Beaten Path tours. The main road a bit rough with potholes but otherwise fine – some logging truck activity to watch out for. Side road into Yakoun Lake was overgrown with alders and side growth, but it looks like […]

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Village of Queen Charlotte Art Project

Check out the JULY blog posts for photos of my working trip and travels in Haida Gwaii. Public art Project Artist Jan Poynter has been invited by the Village of Queen Charlotte to prepare and paint an original design on one of the central town utility boxes. Jan is also here to share her expertise with […]

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Garden Envy or Veggies with a view

I can’t possibly justify coming all the way to Haida Gwaii and painting flowers. I just can’t.But in honor of the dedicated gardeners up here in Queen Charlotte – I will share a few pics. Thanks to Fran and Bennita for letting me wander, and Sue at Jag’s in Skidegate for the wonderful stroll up […]

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its in the details.

Working my way down from standing to sitting on my little stool as the details come to the broad areas of color and the elements start to become more defined. the biggest comment so far is “what is the red for?…”I use the cool and warm underpainting as part of the fill color (especially in […]

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