Saturday, May 28, 2011

Alaskan Evening

Alaskan Evening
Alaskan plein air #1
6" x 8" oil on canvas on board
$100.00 + $10. s/h

My husband and I just got home from three weeks in and around Sitka, Alaska.  We had an incredible trip. Our first few days were spent in Sitka in SE Alaska.  (I have to admit that I knew very little about Sitka except that Sandra Bullock was there in "The Proposal." Actually, she visited for one day to get the feel of the town.  The movie was filmed in New England.)  It's a beautiful town, on the water, with incredible scenery.

The next ten days five of us spent on a boat in the Inside Passage.  This is where we anchored the first night.  It takes awhile to get used to the sun setting at 9:30 and rising at about 4:30.  We put towels over the porthole window.

I want to thank everyone who commented on my posts while I was away.  We had internet only occasionally.  I'm trying to get caught up with all of the posts on my dashboard and emails.

Outside of our B&B the first night.

Sitka harbor as seen from our boat.

Waters in the Inside Passage are usually pretty smooth.


Douglas Clark said...

What a great trip. I hope you will paint more images from your vacation.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

How gorgeous!! Looks like you've had another wonderful trip. Lovely photos and gorgeous painting!

Dean H. said...

Wow! I envy you for this great visit to Alaska!
Love the landscape...the blue-purple of the water looks wonderful.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I love this painting ... it really does represent what Alaska looks like. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Envy! Sounds like you had another memorable trip in Alaska. I loved Sitka and the area around there and variety of land/sea/wild/urban landscape. Beautiful painting!

Pam Holnback said...

Douglas, Thank you. It was an incredible trip. I'll be posting my plein air pieces for the next few weeks.

Thank you Debbi. You're right, we did have a great trip! I love digital cameras. It's possible to take so many photos!

Dean, Thanks. It was a great trip. I'll be the first to admit that I'm lucky to have the opportunity to travel in my retirement.

Thank you Nancy. Have you been there? It is so rugged and beautiful.

Katherine. Thanks! Yes, Sitka is so multi-faceted! It's what I imaged an Alaskan town to be.

Marian Fortunati said...

This is a terrific painting, Pam!!!!

Glad you had a wonderful trip too!

Pam Holnback said...

Marian, Thank you! Yes, we loved the trip! Glad the hip is "moving" along!