Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Alaskan Buoy

Alaskan Buoy
Alaskan plein air #4
8" x 6" oil on canvas on board
$100.00 + $10. s/h

I felt like painting a still life, but in the Alaskan wilderness that wasn't much of an option.  So, I just painted what was right in front of me!



It's a little hard to tell, but these are seals right next to the boat.  They're curious guys!


I'm not sure if the one on the right is yawning or talking to me.

On Thursday, June 2nd I'm going to be one of the vendors at Cowgirls and Cocktails, a breast cancer fundraiser here in Colorado Springs.  It's from 5:30 - 8:00 at the Penrose Equestrian Center.  I'm thrilled to be supporting such a worthwhile function. 


11 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

So very well done and the colors are truly spot on. Great glint of sunlight on the deck too!

mary maxam said...

Your recent work is really reminding me of our trip in September. It's really capturing the light and color. Good job on finding an intriguing subject close by!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

I like the way this picture was cropped to give us an up close view. Great job on the buoy. I always thought they would make a great subject.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, Wonderful still life! A seldom seen object, done perfectly! Love your photos, too! Have fun at Cowboys and Cocktails!! Sounds like a good cause, and fun ,too!

Celeste Bergin said...

good work! direct observation is the best kind of painting! :)

art2cee2 said...

Well done! :-)

Amy Hillenbrand said...

wow, I can't keep track of you, what a great trip. I like your buoy. Have fun at fundraiser.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Ahhh! The light. The boat. The smell of diesel and sundowns that come at the leisure. Great painting!

Gary Keimig said...

very interesting. Love the mood and reflective light you achieved. Tell everyone in Alaska I said Hi. LOL

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I love all the photos you've shared of your adventure on the water. I admire that you painted while on the boat. I take my paints but seldom get more than a sketch book out. I love the buoy painting ... so typical of boating.

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Sherry, This was a fun one! Not sure that I've ever painted such worn out, faded plastic before.

Mary, Thank you. I remember your Alaska pieces. There can be a painting right in front of us no matter where we are!

Thanks you Catherine, There were buoys everywhere. All over every boat. Look for more buoys in the future!

Nancy, Thanks. A buoy is just another object in the sun!

Celeste, Thank you. I agree!

Thanks so much Crystal!

Thank you Amy.You know my passions: painting and travel. And, they go so well together!

Katherine, Thanks! You're probably the only one who knows the smell of diesel! We washed everything when we got home!

Gary, Thank! I'll spread your "Hi"!

Thanks you Nancy, I think sketching on trips is great. Some trips there's very little time for painting, but we had lots of leisure time this trip.