Friday, June 25, 2010

A Little More of Waterfall Bay


6" x 8" oil on canvas on board
$100.00 + $10. s/h


This piece is from the same rainy afternoon as the last post;  although, it seemed like morning.  With 17 1/2 hours of light each day, we'd be up until after midnight, having dinner after 10:00, and often sleeping until whenever we wanted.  Our schedule was way off.  But, that's another great thing about a trip, it doesn't matter.


This is the boat we spent a week on, the Glacier.  We would always anchor in a calm bay at night, and venture around in the day, usually in a 12 foot hard, rubber skiff.


 I took this photo from the skiff, (you can see the rope at the front) when we were motoring from one beach combing spot to another.  I couldn't believe a humpback whale was right in front of me.  There is no known report of a humpback knocking over a skiff!

15 comments:

SYLVIANE said...

It's really impressive!

LindaHunt said...

Your landscapes are very nice, Pam!

Marie Theron said...

A lovely landscape, very cozy inlet, Pam! I am amazed at the many hours of daylight there. And you really got close to the whale, I hope it was deep enough for it there!

Dusty Pines said...

wowie! what a stunning painting! i love your soft colors & brush strokes! thank you for sharing this!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Lovely landscape and particularly love the subtle yet powerful colors you created. And the whale! Amazing. Know you had fun.

Kelley Sanford said...

beautiful paintings & a whale, you've been busy. Particularly like the subtle greys in this piece. Nice work.

AutumnLeaves said...

There is a wildness in the painting that goes perfectly with the location. Stunning work, Pam! That looks like a trip of a lifetime!

Pam Holnback said...

Sylvane, Thank you so much! i found Alaska so impressive!

Thank you Linda, So appreciate your comment.

Marie, Thank you. I was a little concerned about the whale breaching so close; it was pretty amazing!

Dusty, Thanks for your visit and thoughts.

Thank you Debbi, We did have fun! So much to do and see and you just do ita ll regardless of the weather.

Art with Liz said...

What a time you're having and what a beautiful landscape!

Karen Bruson said...

Nice color harmony.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, Looks wonderful, and sounds like a great trip! Thanks for including your travel updates along with your beautiful work! It all makes for a fascinating blog!

J. B. Alexandra said...

A great painting and wonderful adventure. Humpback whale seen with my own eyes, it must be exciting. Thanks for sharing with us.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Magnificent, Pam. I can only imagine the thrill of seeing that humpback whale so close to your boat. This has such a nice sense of place - I can smell the salt water of the sea!

Pam Holnback said...

Liz, Thank you. It was amazing. I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to go to Alaska!

Karen, thank you. And, welcome to DPO!

Thank you Nancy, It's fu for me to paint o our travels. Makes for great plein air work.

JB, Thank you for visiting my blog. Yes, it was amazing to see a humpback right in front of me!

Thank you Claire, Glad you like the "sense of place"!

Róisín O'Farrell said...

Hi Pam,

Love the expressive brushwork in this one and how you can feel the damp air. Sounds like an amazing trip. You're fantastic.

Róisín